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Kiters to hit the beach

The first-ever Kenai Kite Festival will be held at the Kenai North Beach from noon to 2 p.m.

Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, left, expresses his displeasure with Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, right, as Sen. Tom Begich listens, during debate on the capital budget in the Senate at the Capitol on Thursday, June 13, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
One session ends as another one is set outside Juneau

There are numerous concerns with the new location.

Swan Lake fire doubles in size overnight

At its closest point, the fire is 2.7 miles north of the highway and 5.5 miles northeast of Sterling

Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference keynote speaker Diane Ackerman. (Photo provided; Sue Michlovitz)
Writers’ conference gathers authors from around the nation

“The conference strives to offer something for readers: to discuss literature and meet writers”

This June 5, 2009 file photo released by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows an adult ringed seal in Kotzebue, Alaska. An environmental group is suing the federal government for failing to designate critical habitat for two ice seals on the threatened species list. The Center for Biological Diversity sued the National Marine Fisheries Service on Thursday, June 13, 2019, for not designating critical habitat for ringed and bearded seals. (Mike Cameron/NOAA via AP, File)
Environmental group sues over ice seal habitat decision

Designation of critical habitat for a threatened species is required a year after a listing.

In this Wednesday, May 8, 2019, photo, Anchorage Police Officer T. Scott Masten works a shift in Anchorage, Alaska, equipped with a wireless hotspot device on his patrol car laptop. Anchorage police are among public safety agencies across the country that are tapped into FirstNet, a new national wireless network dedicated to first responders. (AP Photo/Rachel D’Oro)
New network for first responders raises concern among media

The network is secure, encrypted and off limits to the public.

Chef Katherine O’Leary-Cole, the newest chef at Cooper Landing’s Kingfisher Roadhouse, is pictured in Cooper Landing, Alaska, on Monday, May 10. (Photo courtesy of O’Leary-Cole)
New chef brings fresh menu to Cooper Landing

Nearly half of the food is vegetarian, with one whole side of the menu offering plant-based options

A detailed look at an illustration of old Kenai and the Columbia Ward Fisheries by Thor Evenson at the Kenai Fine Art Center Thursday, June 6, 2019, during the opening reception to the June exhibit Historic Buildings of Kenai. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
June exhibit showcases historic Kenai buildings

The Kenai Fine Art building was once part of the Kenai Volunteer Fire Department

An angler shows off his early run sockeye on the Kenai River in June 2019 near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo submitted by Jason Foster)
Strong sockeye run moving toward Russian River

“The first run of sockeye is better than I’ve ever seen it.”

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