Rep. Tammie Wilson, right, speaks to other representatives on the House of Representatives floor on Wednesday. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Rep. Tammie Wilson, right, speaks to other representatives on the House of Representatives floor on Wednesday. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Mayor Charlie Pierce speaks at a Kenai Peninsula Borough meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Residents question mayor’s absence from assembly

The mayor’s office said Pierce would not be in until the week of April 15

Mayor Charlie Pierce speaks at a Kenai Peninsula Borough meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Dinner and a show?

Triumvirant dinner theater makes 14th appearance with “Sockeye Balboa”

Homer High School opened its doors to an estimated 400 students in 1985. There are approximately 390 students enrolled for the 2014-2015 school year. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky/Homer News)

District explores consolidating schools in Homer, Seward

“Exploring the difficult concept of school consolidations or closures is a challenging task”

Homer High School opened its doors to an estimated 400 students in 1985. There are approximately 390 students enrolled for the 2014-2015 school year. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky/Homer News)
Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon, center, speaks with Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak and Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, during a House floor session on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon, center, speaks with Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak and Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, during a House floor session on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
A bear sits at a picnic table in this undated file photo. (File)

Warming weather means bears

“This time of year there’s not a lot of food for them”

A bear sits at a picnic table in this undated file photo. (File)

YouTube videos lead to arrest of Anchorage man for roadside grouse hunting

Series of videos reportedly showed Xiong getting out of his vehicle and firing his shotgun 20 times

In this March 8, 2019 photo, Margie Beedle, left, hugs her mother, Sally Thibodeau, as they chat with Alaska Pioneer Home employee Laura Minne during the home’s weekly ice cream social. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Alaska eyeing proposal to raise Pioneer Home rates

Proposal would add two tiers to an existing three-tier program.

In this March 8, 2019 photo, Margie Beedle, left, hugs her mother, Sally Thibodeau, as they chat with Alaska Pioneer Home employee Laura Minne during the home’s weekly ice cream social. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A spruce tree showing heavy damage from spruce bark beetles stands on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ben Boetttger/Peninsula Clarion file)

Beetles create risk of falling trees at 2 campgrounds

Campers could be hurt by toppling trees killed by spruce bark beetles

  • Apr 10, 2019
A spruce tree showing heavy damage from spruce bark beetles stands on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ben Boetttger/Peninsula Clarion file)

Pair of Alaskan authors to share parallel experiences at KPC Showcase

“A lot of people are afraid to open a book of poetry.”

Peninsula Clarion app no longer available

We will announce in the paper, on our website and on Facebook when we have a new app available.

  • Apr 9, 2019

Public safety briefs for April 10, 2019

Read the latest reports online.

Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, left, speaks with Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, on the House floor as amendments to the budget are proposed on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, left, speaks with Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, on the House floor as amendments to the budget are proposed on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
In this Feb. 20, 2015 photo, Alaska Cannabis Club CEO Charlo Greene prepares to roll a joint at the medical marijuana dispensary in Anchorage, Alaska. (Mark Thiessen | Associated Press File)
In this Feb. 20, 2015 photo, Alaska Cannabis Club CEO Charlo Greene prepares to roll a joint at the medical marijuana dispensary in Anchorage, Alaska. (Mark Thiessen | Associated Press File)

Soldotna Police Department issues warning about potential phone scam

“If they’re asking for money, go ahead and hang up.”

Seward takes step toward more transparency

Seward City Council enacted an ordinance that allows public access to payroll information through public records request. The ordinance was unanimously approved at Monday night’s… Continue reading

Nikiski man reportedly leads trooper on high-speed pursuit

Trevor Hallstead was allegedly driving more than 100 mph

Furie Operating Alaska’s Julius R Platform, installed in 2015 in Cook Inlet, is seen in this courtesy photo. (Photo/Courtesy/Furie Operating Alaska)

Public asked to comment on pipeline infrastructure efforts

CIRCAC has launched an updated website to provide information about pipeline systems in Cook Inlet

Furie Operating Alaska’s Julius R Platform, installed in 2015 in Cook Inlet, is seen in this courtesy photo. (Photo/Courtesy/Furie Operating Alaska)