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                                Volunteers staff the kitchen and buffet line for Project Homeless Connect at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Jan. 24, 2018. The annual event gathers service providers, nonprofits and volunteers to support members of the homeless community and those in need.

Organizers ramp up for Project Homeless Connect

The goal is to create more community partnerships and increase resources for homelessness services.

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                                Volunteers staff the kitchen and buffet line for Project Homeless Connect at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Jan. 24, 2018. The annual event gathers service providers, nonprofits and volunteers to support members of the homeless community and those in need.
Community members listen to Alyse Galvin, who is running for the Alaska seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, speak during a meet and greet Sunday. Dec. 1, 2019 at K-Bay Caffee in Homer, Alaska. Galvin first ran to unseat Rep. Don Young in 2018. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

U.S. Congress candidate Alyse Galvin makes stop in Homer

Galvin won the Democratic primary in 2018 before losing to Don Young in the general election.

Community members listen to Alyse Galvin, who is running for the Alaska seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, speak during a meet and greet Sunday. Dec. 1, 2019 at K-Bay Caffee in Homer, Alaska. Galvin first ran to unseat Rep. Don Young in 2018. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Youth members of Forever Dance Alaska take part in rehearsal Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the Renee Hendersen Auditorium at Kenai Central High School, in Kenai, Alaska, for the company’s production of “Best of Broadway.” (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

‘The go-to, must-see Christmas show’

“Forever Christmas 2019” features dancers ranging from elementary school kids to high school.

Youth members of Forever Dance Alaska take part in rehearsal Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the Renee Hendersen Auditorium at Kenai Central High School, in Kenai, Alaska, for the company’s production of “Best of Broadway.” (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Juneau residents march, holding up red dresses to symbolize missing and murdered indigenous women, during the Women’s March on Juneau in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Feds strive to solve cases for missing, murdered indigenous people

There’s a new initiative, a new task force, and a new bill.

Juneau residents march, holding up red dresses to symbolize missing and murdered indigenous women, during the Women’s March on Juneau in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Erik Hansen Scout Park can be seen here in Kenai, Alaska on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Snowfall tops 1 foot in some areas

Alaska DOT has new snowplow safety information and resources on their website.

Erik Hansen Scout Park can be seen here in Kenai, Alaska on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska teen hospitalized for vaping related injury

It’s the first case of vaping related injury in Alaska.

Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Virginia Morgan takes the Oath of Office to serve District 6 representing Cooper Landing, Hope, Moose Pass, and Seward schools on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (Photo courtesy Pegge Erkeneff/Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)

Virginia Morgan appointed to vacant school board seat

The District 6 opened when Martha Fleming stepped down last month.

Virginia Morgan takes the Oath of Office to serve District 6 representing Cooper Landing, Hope, Moose Pass, and Seward schools on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (Photo courtesy Pegge Erkeneff/Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)
Walk-on passengers and vehicles load onto the LeConte ferry for a trip to Hoonah and Gustavus at the Alaska Marine Highway System’s Auke Bay Terminal on Friday, July 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

New group forms to advocate for ferries

Their plan’s are ambitious, but vague at this point.

Walk-on passengers and vehicles load onto the LeConte ferry for a trip to Hoonah and Gustavus at the Alaska Marine Highway System’s Auke Bay Terminal on Friday, July 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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Police say Seward homicide victim was lured, beaten

Five people have been charged in the Aug. 25 death of Preston Atwood.

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                                Snow drifts can be seen along the roadway in Kalifornsky.

Heavy snow hits peninsula

An overnight measurement taken Monday showed nearly 10 inches had fallen.

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                                Snow drifts can be seen along the roadway in Kalifornsky.
Storm Hansen-Cavasos is sworn in as a new member of the Homer City Council at a Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Court date set for lawsuit over Homer election

A former member of the Homer City Council is suing over the municipal election.

Storm Hansen-Cavasos is sworn in as a new member of the Homer City Council at a Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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Schools briefs for the week of Dec. 1-7, 2019

What’s happening this week

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Homer clinic changes name, location

Kachemak Bay Medical Center is now Kachemak Medical Group

Nikiski Fire Station #2 can be seen here on July 15 in Nikiski. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion

More money needed for Nikiski fire station

An ordinance asks that $1 million in additional appropriations be made for the project.

Nikiski Fire Station #2 can be seen here on July 15 in Nikiski. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion
A makeshift memorial to Savanna Greywind featuring a painting, flowers, candle and a stuffed animal is seen on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Fargo, N.D., outside the apartment where Greywind lived with her parents. Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski from Alaska is taking up the cause for a bill aimed at helping law enforcement with cases of murdered and missing indigenous women. Former North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp introduced and helped pass Savanna’s Act in the Senate before she lost election, but it was blocked in the House by a retiring Republican. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack, File)

Cold-case bill gains steam

Savanna’s Act aims to help law enforcement investigate cases of murdered and missing indigenous women

  • Nov 30, 2019
A makeshift memorial to Savanna Greywind featuring a painting, flowers, candle and a stuffed animal is seen on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Fargo, N.D., outside the apartment where Greywind lived with her parents. Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski from Alaska is taking up the cause for a bill aimed at helping law enforcement with cases of murdered and missing indigenous women. Former North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp introduced and helped pass Savanna’s Act in the Senate before she lost election, but it was blocked in the House by a retiring Republican. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack, File)
In this March 26, 2019, file photo, protestors unfurl a “Recall Dunleavy” banner as Gov. Mike Dunleavy, upper left, speaks during a roadshow with Americans for Prosperity in 49th State Brewing Company in Anchorage, Alaska. Dunleavy said he hopes to move past the rancor of his first year in office, amid an unsettled dispute with lawmakers over state spending and threat of a recall effort looming large. The Republican will mark a full year in office Tuesday, Dec. 3. (Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)

Dunleavy marks 1st year in office

Dunleavy: We will continue to do the right thing even though it may not be ‘politically palatable’

  • Nov 30, 2019
In this March 26, 2019, file photo, protestors unfurl a “Recall Dunleavy” banner as Gov. Mike Dunleavy, upper left, speaks during a roadshow with Americans for Prosperity in 49th State Brewing Company in Anchorage, Alaska. Dunleavy said he hopes to move past the rancor of his first year in office, amid an unsettled dispute with lawmakers over state spending and threat of a recall effort looming large. The Republican will mark a full year in office Tuesday, Dec. 3. (Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission Chairman Blair Martin, Vice Chairman Robert Ruffner and Parliamentarian Rick Foster facilitate discussions on a gravel pit permit application on Monday, June 24, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Ordinance would affect gravel pit operations

Several of the proposed code changes were first explored in the borough’s Material Site Workgroup.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission Chairman Blair Martin, Vice Chairman Robert Ruffner and Parliamentarian Rick Foster facilitate discussions on a gravel pit permit application on Monday, June 24, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
In this file photo, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, listens as Attorney General Kevin Clarkson describes three constitutional amendments that would be a foundation of his administration’s fiscal plan during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

State pays back $50,000 over Alaska Hire lawsuit

State agrees to refund fines.

In this file photo, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, listens as Attorney General Kevin Clarkson describes three constitutional amendments that would be a foundation of his administration’s fiscal plan during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
From left, Priscilla Tapangco, Carol Kvasnikoff, Annaleah Karron, Mike Karron, Charlie Karron and Allison Karron smile for the camera during the Thanksgiving community potluck at College Heights Baptist Church in Soldotna, Alaska, on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Church opens doors for community Thanksgiving

Many of the guests went around their tables and shared what they were thankful for this year.

From left, Priscilla Tapangco, Carol Kvasnikoff, Annaleah Karron, Mike Karron, Charlie Karron and Allison Karron smile for the camera during the Thanksgiving community potluck at College Heights Baptist Church in Soldotna, Alaska, on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)