Schools briefs for the week Jan. 26-Feb. 2, 2020

What’s happening this week

  • Jan 25, 2020

 

Once again, veto override fails

45 is a hard number to reach.

 

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                                Barbara Waters holds up the book “Profiles in Change: Names, Notes, and Quotes for Alaskan Women” by Ginna Brelsford while discussing women’s history in Alaska during the Centennial Voices event at the Soldotna Public Library in Soldotna on Saturday.

‘A multigenerational battle’

League of Women celebrate 100 years of women’s right to vote

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                                Barbara Waters holds up the book “Profiles in Change: Names, Notes, and Quotes for Alaskan Women” by Ginna Brelsford while discussing women’s history in Alaska during the Centennial Voices event at the Soldotna Public Library in Soldotna on Saturday.
Tammie Willis speaks at the LGTBQ Town Hall at the Soldotna Public Library in Soldotna, Alaska, on Jan. 4, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna passes resolution in support of hate crime legislation

The resolution would add “sexual orientation and gender identity” as a factor considered at sentencing

Tammie Willis speaks at the LGTBQ Town Hall at the Soldotna Public Library in Soldotna, Alaska, on Jan. 4, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives his State of the State speech to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature in January 2019 at the Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Dunleavy expected to give State of the State address next week

The governor will likely address the Legislature Monday.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives his State of the State speech to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature in January 2019 at the Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A sign directs voters at Soldotna City Hall during the special Field House election on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna to mark centennial of women’s vote

Marge Mullen will be the featured speaker at the event.

A sign directs voters at Soldotna City Hall during the special Field House election on March 5, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
John O’Brien, superintendent for the Kenai Peninsula School District, gives a presentation to the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Superintendent: Schools to get counselors, promote emotional learning

The development of personalized learning programs in the peninsula schools is ongoing.

John O’Brien, superintendent for the Kenai Peninsula School District, gives a presentation to the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Members of the community give public testimony about a Homer City Council resolution dealing with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s proposal to repeal the ban on personal watercraft in critical habitat areas of Kachemak Bay during the Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Council weighs in on proposed jet ski ban repeal, again

The council originally passed a resolution asking Fish and Game to extend its comment period.

Members of the community give public testimony about a Homer City Council resolution dealing with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s proposal to repeal the ban on personal watercraft in critical habitat areas of Kachemak Bay during the Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Court reports for Jan. 24, 2020

Read the latest reports.

The Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Lawmakers get gloomy budget forecast

State can’t keep spending like it is, analysts say.

The Alaska State Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough looks to manage facilities in more efficent way

The borough assembly appropriated funds to cover costs of facility management strategic planning.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
From left, musicians John Walsh, Rose Flanagan and Pat Broaders perform at the annual Winter Concert of Traditional Irish Music at Kenai Peninsula College in Kenai, Alaska on Feb. 1, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Irish Music Concert returns to Kenai Peninsula College

The concert will feature three Irish musicians, John Walsh, Pat Broaders and John Skelton.

From left, musicians John Walsh, Rose Flanagan and Pat Broaders perform at the annual Winter Concert of Traditional Irish Music at Kenai Peninsula College in Kenai, Alaska on Feb. 1, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai River meets Kenai Lake on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

State Kenai River board recruiting members

The advisory board provides state park managers with recommendations of the special management area

The Kenai River meets Kenai Lake on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from above on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska Wildland Fire Information)

Borough to test alert system

The test will take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24.

The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from above on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska Wildland Fire Information)

Alaska Native woman, 90, is 1st counted

By Mark Thiessen Associated Press TOKSOOK BAY — Lizzie Chimiugak has lived for 90 years in the windswept western wilds of Alaska, born to a… Continue reading

  • Jan 21, 2020
A sign for Set Free Alaska hangs in the faith-based addiction treatment nonprofit’s new outpatient servies location on Ocean Drive on Monday, Jan. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. The organization held an open house to celebrate the outpatient services building opening. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Outpatient addiction treatment services open in Homer

Run by faith-based Mat-Su organization, services have been long time coming

A sign for Set Free Alaska hangs in the faith-based addiction treatment nonprofit’s new outpatient servies location on Ocean Drive on Monday, Jan. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. The organization held an open house to celebrate the outpatient services building opening. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Juneau residents line up outside of the Planet Alaska Gallery to sign an application petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Judge halts enforcement of decision in Alaska recall case

By Becky Bohrer Associated Press JUNEAU — A state court judge on Tuesday put on hold a decision that would have allowed supporters of an… Continue reading

  • Jan 21, 2020
Juneau residents line up outside of the Planet Alaska Gallery to sign an application petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, looks on as Juneau Alaska Music Matters students from Glacier Valley School and singers from Sayéik: Gastineau Community School perform “Alaska’s Flag” on Tuesday.(Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

House provides first day fireworks while Senate takes it slow

Legislative session starts with split votes and objections.

House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, looks on as Juneau Alaska Music Matters students from Glacier Valley School and singers from Sayéik: Gastineau Community School perform “Alaska’s Flag” on Tuesday.(Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)