Borough mayor announces political plans, talks budget

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre announced Tuesday that he plans to run for re-election.“I care very deeply about the Kenai Peninsula Borough,” Navarre said… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Trial set for Homer brothers charged with sexual assault

A trial date has been set for two Homer brothers both charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year old boy with an object at a teenage… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Record pink harvest creates market glut

JUNEAU (AP) — State officials say Alaska’s record pink salmon harvest in 2013 could create a market glut that will drive prices down for several… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2014

House Finance takes up abortion funding bills

JUNEAU — The House Finance Committee voted Tuesday to remove language from an abortion funding bill that called for the state to provide expanded women’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Sharing their horse sense

When it comes to horse knowledge in a national competition, teams from Nebraska, South Dakota and Texas would be expected to place at the top,… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Soldotna to consider synthetic drug ban

An ordinance prohibiting synthetic drugs — spice and bath salts — in the city of Soldotna is up for introduction at this week’s Soldotna City… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

1 injured in rollover

Responders extracted a woman from her vehicle Monday afternoon after she rolled down the ditch near Mile 102 of the Sterling Highway.Alaska State Troopers spokesperson… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2014
  • By Staff Report

Legislature misses initiative hearing timeline

JUNEAU — A 2010 state law aimed at providing the public with more information surrounding ballot initiatives called for legislative hearings on certified initiatives within… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Senator proposes striking same-sex marriage ban

JUNEAU — The minority leader of the Alaska Senate on Monday proposed to strike the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in the state, calling it… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Preschoolers learn about the environment, animals at refuge

Once a month the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center adorned with taxidermy and kids’ artwork fills up with preschoolers and their parents as… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI
  • Schools

Skiers take on Fuzzy Predator race

Sunshine, clear blue skies and some freshly groomed snow delighted 16 skiers who participated in the Fuzzy Predator 10K ski race Sunday at Tsalteshi Trails.… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

UA regents take no stand on Senate gun bill

JUNEAU (AP) — University of Alaska officials have yet to respond to a Senate bill that would allow the legal concealed carry of firearms on… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2014
  • By Associated Press

UAS hopes for recruitment boost from dorm

JUNEAU — With a new 120-bed residence hall under construction, the University of Alaska Southeast hopes to attract and retain more traditional, full-time freshmen and… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2014
  • By KATIE MORITZ

CH2M Hill gives detail to role of VECO in port expansion

ANCHORAGE — A CH2M Hill spokesman issued a statement Feb. 18 in an effort to clarify confusion over the role of VECO Inc. in the… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2014
  • By ELWOOD BREHMER

History in the making

Three life-long friends, joined together by dog mushing, are in the midst of a massive project set to pay homage to the history of the… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Board of Fisheries meeting not easily accessible for everyone

The fate of many sport, commercial, and personal use fisheries in the Upper Cook Inlet was up for debate during a two-week Alaska Board of… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Senate Resources Committee unveils gas pipeline legislation

JUNEAU — The Senate Resources Committee on Friday unveiled a version of a gas pipeline bill that largely remained true to what Gov. Sean Parnell… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

LIO schedule for Feb. 24-28

Monday 1:00 p.m.The House Judiciary Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 245 School Funding: Required Local Contribution. 3 minute testimony limit.Monday 1:00… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2014

At hearing, public support for gas pipeline

Alaska senators listened to over an hour of public testimony Wednesday on a bill that enables the Alaska gas pipeline to move forward.The vast majority… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2014
  • By MATT WOOLBRIGHT Morris News Service-Alaska