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Seward to interview city manager finalists Thursday

The council considered seven applications before selecting finalists

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The Senate Finance Committee, seen here with chair Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, leading a meeting on Jan. 27, discussed Monday Gov. Mike Dunleavy's propsoal for a $1.4 billion supplemental budget. Most of that money would go to paying out a supplemental Permanent Fund Dividend. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
The Senate Finance Committee, seen here with chair Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, leading a meeting on Jan. 27, discussed Monday Gov. Mike Dunleavy's propsoal for a $1.4 billion supplemental budget. Most of that money would go to paying out a supplemental Permanent Fund Dividend. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
The Alaska State Capitol, seen here on Nov. 4, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Local reps. await House organization

Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, is the only rep. to have prefiled legislation

The Alaska State Capitol, seen here on Nov. 4, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
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Peninsula COVID vaccinations far surpass infections

7,358 people in the “Kenai” region have received at least one dose of their COVID-19 vaccine

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Carly Reimer tows daughter, Lois, at the 17th Ski for Women on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Ski for Women sees big turnout

COVID-19 costumes ruled the day Sunday at the 17th Ski for Women at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna. COVID-19 did not rule the day,… Continue reading

Carly Reimer tows daughter, Lois, at the 17th Ski for Women on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Royal Caribbean’s “Radiance of the Seas” docked in Seward.

Cruise ship ban could make dent in peninsula tourism

‘This is going to be another summer where we’re really relying on our in-state tourists to make up the difference’

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Royal Caribbean’s “Radiance of the Seas” docked in Seward.
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Seward to launch shop local program

Shoppers may submit as many receipts as is necessary to reach $200.

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State Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, has his temperature taken inside the Alaska State Capitol on Jan. 19, 2021. The high tech check-ins have become routine over the past few weeks. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

High tech temp check

Devices with camera, infrared scanner part of lawmakers’ routine

State Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, has his temperature taken inside the Alaska State Capitol on Jan. 19, 2021. The high tech check-ins have become routine over the past few weeks. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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Applicants sought for state park citizen advisory board vacancies

The boards usually meet once a month from September through May.

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More than 100,000 Alaskans vaccinated as peninsula cases stay low

As of Friday, 139,151 of the 174,400 initial vaccine doses allocated to the state for December, January and February had been administered.

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Robin Hahn, left, of Soldotna buys some hot cocoa bombs from Sherian Soares, right, and Ashley Soares, center, owners of Benny’s Sweets and Beyond, at a Valentine’s Bazaar in Soldotna, Alaska on Feb. 6, 2021. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Heart-shaped market

Community shares Valentine’s wares

Robin Hahn, left, of Soldotna buys some hot cocoa bombs from Sherian Soares, right, and Ashley Soares, center, owners of Benny’s Sweets and Beyond, at a Valentine’s Bazaar in Soldotna, Alaska on Feb. 6, 2021. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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There’s money in Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s bond proposal package for projects like the one taking place at Aurora Harbor, seen here in this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, but Juneau’s Sen. Jesse Kiehl doesn’t think there’s enough local investment.

Governor’s $356M bond proposal gets cool reaction from lawmakers

Legislators cautious on revisions, additions

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There’s money in Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s bond proposal package for projects like the one taking place at Aurora Harbor, seen here in this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, but Juneau’s Sen. Jesse Kiehl doesn’t think there’s enough local investment.
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1 peninsula case, 184 cases statewide

The state also reported one new hospitalization and no new deaths on Thursday

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A fishing vessel is drawfed by the Norwegian Cruise Lines' Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Pearl in Juneau's downtown harbor in September 2014. On Thursday, Canada announced a ban on cruise vessels in Canadian waters through February 2022. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
A fishing vessel is drawfed by the Norwegian Cruise Lines' Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Pearl in Juneau's downtown harbor in September 2014. On Thursday, Canada announced a ban on cruise vessels in Canadian waters through February 2022. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)