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Vaccinations for 65-plus expected to continue through February

The state opened up vaccinations for Alaskans 65 and older earlier this month

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U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornets assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 prepare to take off from the flightline during Red Flag-Alaska 17-2 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, in June 2017.

Elected officials welcome Navy’s new Arctic strategy

The Arctic — and the Navy’s strategy — are changing.

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U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornets assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 prepare to take off from the flightline during Red Flag-Alaska 17-2 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, in June 2017.
Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai facility restrictions begin to loosen

Some restrictions are being relaxed in response to decreasing COVID-19 case numbers

Kenai City Hall on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Vaughn Dosko (left) and Sarah Hutchison (right) discuss COVID-19 mitigation in Hutchison’s classroom at Kenai Middle School on Friday, Jan. 8 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

‘A change in culture’: Kenai Middle prepares for return of more students

The school is one of many preparing for the return of more students to in-person learning on Monday

Vaughn Dosko (left) and Sarah Hutchison (right) discuss COVID-19 mitigation in Hutchison’s classroom at Kenai Middle School on Friday, Jan. 8 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Murkowski becomes 1st GOP senator to say Trump should resign

“I want him to resign. I want him out. He has caused enough damage,” Murkowski told the Anchorage Daily News.

  • Jan 9, 2021
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this July 13, 2007, file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. (AP Photo / Al Grillo)
In this July 13, 2007, file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. (AP Photo / Al Grillo)
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Weekly cases higher than last week

Alaska finished the week by reporting 411 new COVID-19 cases in the state on Friday

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A vial of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is seen at Central Emergency Services Station 1 on Friday, Dec. 18 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Scheduling system prompts confusion in vaccine rollout

Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink took to Twitter to clarify some of the confusion surrounding the scheduling process.

A vial of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is seen at Central Emergency Services Station 1 on Friday, Dec. 18 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Sea otter pups Juniper (left) and Pushki meet each other for the first time at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

Rescued sea otter pup going strong at SeaLife Center

Juniper is the latest addition to the Center’s Wildlife Response Program and was admitted in December.

Sea otter pups Juniper (left) and Pushki meet each other for the first time at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)
Bryan Stogsdill (left) and McKenzie McCarthy (right) hoist materials to the top of a communications tower on Thursday, Jan. 7 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Tower construction promises rural internet expansion

The new communications towers are intended to help expand rural internet access

Bryan Stogsdill (left) and McKenzie McCarthy (right) hoist materials to the top of a communications tower on Thursday, Jan. 7 in Nikiski, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
President Donald Trump addresses the nation in a video from the White House on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (Screenshot)

‘A new administration will be inaugurated’

Trump finally faces reality — amid talk of early ouster

  • Jan 7, 2021
President Donald Trump addresses the nation in a video from the White House on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (Screenshot)
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Deadline extended for transfer of assets for Western Emergency Services

Borough’s legal department says more time is needed for proper transfer

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Workers on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, moved a new CT scanner into its new location at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. The scanner is now located close to the Emergency Department, which will shorten the time needed, for example, to get accident victims to the machine to help determine the extent of their injuries. (Photo by Brent Lautenschlager / South Peninsula Hospital)

New CT machine installed in room closer to ER

Hospital’s new CT machine features murals to make patient experience more comfortable.

  • Jan 7, 2021
Workers on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, moved a new CT scanner into its new location at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. The scanner is now located close to the Emergency Department, which will shorten the time needed, for example, to get accident victims to the machine to help determine the extent of their injuries. (Photo by Brent Lautenschlager / South Peninsula Hospital)
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State reports 10 new COVID-19 cases on peninsula

338 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Alaska on Thursday

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In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou from the Porcupine caribou herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The U.S. government held its first-ever oil and gas lease sale Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an event critics labeled as a bust with major oil companies staying on the sidelines and a state corporation emerging as the main bidder. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)

U.S. holds first oil lease sale for Alaska’s Arctic refuge

The sale was held as scheduled after a judge Tuesday rejected requests by Indigenous and conservation groups to halt the event.

  • Jan 7, 2021
In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou from the Porcupine caribou herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The U.S. government held its first-ever oil and gas lease sale Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an event critics labeled as a bust with major oil companies staying on the sidelines and a state corporation emerging as the main bidder. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
Alaska State Troopers logo.

Man accused of threatening bar patrons

Troopers received a call from the Duck Inn at around 12:13 a.m. on Saturday morning

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Ron Henry holds an American flag at the intersection of Kenai Spur and Sterling highways on Wednesday, Jan. 6 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Locals protest election certification

The demonstration was organized to protest what the organizers said was a “rigged” election

Ron Henry holds an American flag at the intersection of Kenai Spur and Sterling highways on Wednesday, Jan. 6 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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DHSS: 353 new cases; 15 on peninsula

Affected communities include Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski, Homer, Other North and Sterling

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Members of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and University of Alaska’s Center for Economic Development participate in a forum on Alaska’s economic future on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Screenshot by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Researchers: Recovery may come faster to peninsula

Peninsula’s diversity a strength amid economic struggle

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and University of Alaska’s Center for Economic Development participate in a forum on Alaska’s economic future on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Screenshot by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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2 accused in attempted Christmas Eve car theft

Alaska State Troopers are searching for two women accused of attempting to steal a truck at a gas station in Sterling on Christmas Eve, according… Continue reading

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