People pack the room to give public testimony on the Alaska Marine Highway System in the House Transportation and Public Facilities committee on March, 12, 2019. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

People pack the room to give public testimony on the Alaska Marine Highway System in the House Transportation and Public Facilities committee on March, 12, 2019. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Frustrations run high as many testify in support of ferry system

Record set for highest number of callers a legislative committee meeting has received since they started tracking

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Graduate Emerald Miller receives her high school diploma from her parents at the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Connections home school program graduation ceremony, Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
                                Graduate Emerald Miller receives her high school diploma from her parents at the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Connections home-school program graduation ceremony, Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Heading for new opportunities

Connections home-school graduates look to the future

Hope Hoadley, left, Principal Loren Reese, center, and Collins Fleming, Jr, right, announce the turning of the tassels during the Kenai Alternative High School 2019 graduation in Kenai, Alaska on May 22, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Freedom to learn

Kenai Alternative High School graduates share their stories

Soldotna High School graduates wait to walk across the stage at Wednesday’s ceremony May 22, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
SoHi ‘remembers the moments’

‘There’s a lot of things about high school that I just loved’

A new sign welcoming people to the City of Soldotna is photographed on May 1, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna receives funds for park, airport upgrades

The project includes the construction of an American Disabilities Act compliant trail

Sarina Wilkinson stands with her current Microsoft Specialist certifications, Wilkinson is currently working toward her last one on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Soldotna Prep School in Soldotna, Alaska.
District certifies hundreds in Microsoft Expert courses

The district became a Microsoft Certification Testing Center two years ago

Onward and upward

Kenai Central High School grads begin new adventures

River City Academy valedictorian Steven Hunter Smith (front) awaits the presentation of diplomas Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
A close-knit class bids farewell to school

River City Academy graduates class of 12

Isabella Koch helps Garrett Koch perfect the finishing touches before they walk in their graduation ceremony Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Ninilchik School in Ninilchik, Alaska. They are two of four total Ninilchik graduates this year. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Four Ninilchik graduates reflect on time in small school

‘I liked how it was small and you got one-on-one contact with the teachers’

Kenai peninsula Borough School District administration, members from the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association meet at a collective bargaining session to continue contract negotiations for employees who have been without contracts for a year, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
School district employees vote to strike

75% of certified staff voted “yes” on a walkout

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