Murkowski critical of Trump’s border wall emergency, worries overreach of executive power will become norm

“The president has gotten as much as what this administration can afford.”

 

Public safety briefs for February 19, 2019

Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement and public safety records and includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone… Continue reading

 

Court reports for February 19, 2019

The following judgment was recently handed down in Kenai District Court: Mae Doris Patrick, 64, of Wasilla, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, suspended,… Continue reading

 

Kenai to talk dogs, Amazon

Kenai City Council will vote on an ordinance addressing animal control violations

OMB, Senate Finance discuss university funding

Forty percent of university funding comes from the state.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will be hosting a budget forum on Thursday in Kenai for the public to better understand the district’s budget on Nov. 2, 2018, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

District to host public budget forums

Residents can attend a forum on Wednesday, Feb. 20, Thursday, Feb. 21 and Tuesday, Feb. 26.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will be hosting a budget forum on Thursday in Kenai for the public to better understand the district’s budget on Nov. 2, 2018, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Maine man arrested in Alaska cold case contests extradition

Alaska authorities charged Downs in the 1993 sexual assault and killing of 20-year-old Sophie Sergie

Deirdre Coval’s vandalized car sits outside her house on Feb. 18, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Deirdre Coval)

Soldotna woman’s car vandalized with obscene imagery

Unknown vandal spray-paints “repubicans rule” on woman’s car

Deirdre Coval’s vandalized car sits outside her house on Feb. 18, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Deirdre Coval)

Dunleavy eyes repeal of alcohol, pot boards

JUNEAU — Gov. Mike Dunleavy wants to repeal the boards tasked with regulating alcohol and marijuana in Alaska, according to documents from state officials. The… Continue reading

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The Kachemak Selo Middle-High School building sits against a backdrop of the ridge separating the village from the Kenai Peninsula Borough road system Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in Kachemak Selo. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

School board focuses on capital projects in K-Selo, Nanwalek

A six-year plan outlines the most important infrastructure projects in local schools from 2021–2026

The Kachemak Selo Middle-High School building sits against a backdrop of the ridge separating the village from the Kenai Peninsula Borough road system Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in Kachemak Selo. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
KPEA President David Brighton speaks to a group of educators, community members and district employees at Resurrect Art Coffee House on Friday, in Seward. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Educators speak out on school funding, contract issues

The three main issues are the state budget, the borough budget and contract negotiations

KPEA President David Brighton speaks to a group of educators, community members and district employees at Resurrect Art Coffee House on Friday, in Seward. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Senate Finance grills OMB, Education Commissioner over budget

Hoffman calls 25 percent proposed cuts to education ‘unacceptable’

Protestors stand outside the town hall hosted by Rep. Gary Knopp, R- Soldotna at the Kenai River Suites in Soldotna on Feb. 15, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Amid controversy, Knopp hosts town hall

Constituents call for resignation, recall vote

Protestors stand outside the town hall hosted by Rep. Gary Knopp, R- Soldotna at the Kenai River Suites in Soldotna on Feb. 15, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer mulls funding for faith-based addiction treatment center

The city of Homer is taking a step back after initial steps to help fund a nonprofit that wants to set up a residential treatment… Continue reading

In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, House District 1 candidate Republican Bart LeBon points to a vote tally board with his campaign manager Brittany Hartmann during a election recount at the Department of Elections’ Juneau office. Republican Bart LeBon picked up two votes while Democrat Kathryn Dodge picked up one making him the winner of the election with a total of 2,663 votes. LeBon joined the bipartisan House Majority Coalition on Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, House District 1 candidate Republican Bart LeBon points to a vote tally board with his campaign manager Brittany Hartmann during a election recount at the Department of Elections’ Juneau office. Republican Bart LeBon picked up two votes while Democrat Kathryn Dodge picked up one making him the winner of the election with a total of 2,663 votes. LeBon joined the bipartisan House Majority Coalition on Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A team from the Kenai Peninsula were the first Alaska team to compete in a Western National Roundup Quiz Bowl competition, where they placed sixth among nine teams across the country. (Photo courtesy of Cassandra Rankin)

Local 4-H team competes nationally

The team was the first Alaska Livestock Team to compete at a National Livestock Quiz Bowl

A team from the Kenai Peninsula were the first Alaska team to compete in a Western National Roundup Quiz Bowl competition, where they placed sixth among nine teams across the country. (Photo courtesy of Cassandra Rankin)

Schools briefs for the week of February 18, 2019

What’s happening this week

Kelly Goode, right, deputy commissioner for the Department of Corrections, sits alongside DOC Administrative Services Director Sylvan Robb, center, and Office of Management and Budget Director Donna Arduin as they present to the Senate Finance Committee on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Kelly Goode, right, deputy commissioner for the Department of Corrections, sits alongside DOC Administrative Services Director Sylvan Robb, center, and Office of Management and Budget Director Donna Arduin as they present to the Senate Finance Committee on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Public safety briefs for February 15, 2019

Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement and public safety records and includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone… Continue reading