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Kenai Peninsula Re-Entry Coalition President Katie Cowgill speaks about the organization’s reentry simulation event during a meeting of the Kenai City Council on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Peninsula Re-Entry Coalition President Katie Cowgill speaks about the organization’s reentry simulation event during a meeting of the Kenai City Council on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
The House Finance Committee hears a presentation from Department of Revenue Chief Economist Dan Stickle on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. It was a busy day at the Alaska State Capitol Wednesday with both the House of Representatives and the Senate passing multiple bills. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

State House passes campaign contribution limits bill

The bill would set a $2,000 limit on what an individual could contribute to a candidate each campaign period

The House Finance Committee hears a presentation from Department of Revenue Chief Economist Dan Stickle on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. It was a busy day at the Alaska State Capitol Wednesday with both the House of Representatives and the Senate passing multiple bills. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Members of the Kenai City Council participate in a council meeting on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Council formalizes support for field facilities fundraising

Kenai Central High School issued an open call for help funding the $250,000 project

Members of the Kenai City Council participate in a council meeting on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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COVID cases plateauing in Alaska

Varying vaccination rates and mitigation policies are affecting outbreaks in other parts of the world

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, talks with a reporter after attending at an event to celebrate the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in Washington. Murkowski spoke the the Alaska House of Representatives Special Committee on Tribal Affairs Thursday about what the bill means for Alaska. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Alaskans laud Violence Against Women Act reauthorization

Reauthorization will create pilot program for Alaskan tribal courts

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, talks with a reporter after attending at an event to celebrate the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in Washington. Murkowski spoke the the Alaska House of Representatives Special Committee on Tribal Affairs Thursday about what the bill means for Alaska. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Community members participate in the St. Patrick’s Parade in Soldotna on March 17, 2022. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Green on the streets

Soldotna turns out for St. Patrick’s Day parade

Community members participate in the St. Patrick’s Parade in Soldotna on March 17, 2022. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Charli Byrd (left) and Selia Butler, who play Little Red Ridinghood and the Baker’s Wife in “Into the Woods,” run through voice exercises with vocal director Rosemary Bird at the Kenai Performers building in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, March 14, 2022. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Performers take the stage for Sondheim’s ‘Into the Woods’

The show follows characters and storylines from well-known folklore

Charli Byrd (left) and Selia Butler, who play Little Red Ridinghood and the Baker’s Wife in “Into the Woods,” run through voice exercises with vocal director Rosemary Bird at the Kenai Performers building in Soldotna, Alaska, on Monday, March 14, 2022. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Florence Given’s “Women Don’t Owe You Pretty” is a modern take on feminism and a reflection on the many ways patriarchy is still present in the lives of Generation Z’s young women. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Off the Shelf: ‘Women Don’t Owe You Pretty,’ a modern take on Generation Z feminism

The informal guidebook-style text explores many themes within feminism’s realm

Florence Given’s “Women Don’t Owe You Pretty” is a modern take on feminism and a reflection on the many ways patriarchy is still present in the lives of Generation Z’s young women. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Origami cranes are folded to symbolize peace in Ukraine. (Photo provided by the Kenai Art Center)

Folding for peace

Community event will create paper cranes for Ukraine

Origami cranes are folded to symbolize peace in Ukraine. (Photo provided by the Kenai Art Center)
The House Finance Committee hears a presentation from Department of Revenue Chief Economist Dan Stickle on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. It was a busy day at the Alaska State Capitol Wednesday with both the House of Representatives and the Senate passing multiple bills. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Senate passes bill banning vaccine requirements

House debates on campaign contribution goes late again

The House Finance Committee hears a presentation from Department of Revenue Chief Economist Dan Stickle on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. It was a busy day at the Alaska State Capitol Wednesday with both the House of Representatives and the Senate passing multiple bills. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
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The FBI is seeking more information about the activities of a former Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service officer Bert Christopher Heitstuman.

FBI seeking further information ex-DHS officer charged with sexual assault

They’re investigating his activities inside Anchorage as well as elsewhere.

Alaska Department of Law
The FBI is seeking more information about the activities of a former Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service officer Bert Christopher Heitstuman.
Swim coach Angie Brennan speaks in support of lower user fees for Kenai Peninsula Borough School District pools during a Board of Education meeting on Monday, March 14, 2022 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

School board mulls school pool user fees

Noncommercial user groups say they’re being charged too much

Swim coach Angie Brennan speaks in support of lower user fees for Kenai Peninsula Borough School District pools during a Board of Education meeting on Monday, March 14, 2022 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Sara Bieber, who supervises the Peninsula Job Center for the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, presents during a joint chamber of commerce luncheon at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula Job Center rep discusses resources for those seeking employment

Information was presented at a joint chamber of commerce luncheon Wednesday

Sara Bieber, who supervises the Peninsula Job Center for the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, presents during a joint chamber of commerce luncheon at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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No new COVID deaths

Cases continue a downward trajectory

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Wasilla man dead in snowmachine accident near Beluga

The man was trying to load his snowmachine onto a trailer

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2 dead after propane fills cabin

Both were declared deceased at the scene

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Debris from a large natural avalanche that occurred Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, can be seen along the Seward Highway. (Photo courtesy Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center)

Backcountry avalanche awareness event Saturday

Forecasters with the Avalanche Center and officials from other agencies will be in attendance

Debris from a large natural avalanche that occurred Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, can be seen along the Seward Highway. (Photo courtesy Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks about state revenue during a press conference on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 in Juneau, Alaska. (Screenshot)

Citing spike in oil prices, Dunleavy urges $3,700 PFD

Dunleavy said oil prices are still up overall and high inflation demands action

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks about state revenue during a press conference on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 in Juneau, Alaska. (Screenshot)
Homer High School student and Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education Student Representative Neviya Reed speaks during a board meeting on Monday, March 14, 2022 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Students take advantage of new speaking opportunities at school district meetings

Students were able to communicate directly with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District at Monday’s Board of Education meeting, where they shared student council resolutions… Continue reading

Homer High School student and Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education Student Representative Neviya Reed speaks during a board meeting on Monday, March 14, 2022 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)