Gov. Mike Dunleavy, seen here speaking at a Jun 17, 2021 news conference at the Alaska State Capitol, announced $215 million in vetoes to the state budget Thursday, and called on lawmakers to come together to solve the state's fiscal issues. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy, seen here speaking at a Jun 17, 2021 news conference at the Alaska State Capitol, announced $215 million in vetoes to the state budget Thursday, and called on lawmakers to come together to solve the state's fiscal issues. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)
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School district receives CDC grant for COVID testing

The $1.3 million awarded to the district through the grant is in addition to a third round of ESSER funds.

COVID-19. (CDC)
A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron flies over Fort Greely, Alaska during RED FLAG-Alaska 21-2, June 24, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

Multinational Air Force exercise wraps up successfully

Three nations and hundreds of aircraft participated.

A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron flies over Fort Greely, Alaska during RED FLAG-Alaska 21-2, June 24, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)
Seldovia as seen on Thursday, June 24, 2021. The steady rain didn’t stop boats filled with tourists from arriving in town. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Seldovia welcomes visitors to celebrate 4th of July

Visitors are invited to celebrate Independence Day in Seldovia with a day full of activities.

Seldovia as seen on Thursday, June 24, 2021. The steady rain didn’t stop boats filled with tourists from arriving in town. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
A map shows the route of the Savage River Shuttle in Denali National Park and Preserve. (Screenshot from National Park Service)

Denali’s Savage River Shuttle service begins July 1

Face masks are required on shuttles.

A map shows the route of the Savage River Shuttle in Denali National Park and Preserve. (Screenshot from National Park Service)
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Seward plans COVID recovery money for city’s lost revenue

While the city does not know exactly how much it will receive through ARPA, estimates suggest it will be between about $500,000 and $600,000.

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Seward SeaLife Center officials examine a recently admitted harbor seal pup on June 22, 2021. (Kaiti Chritz / Seward SeaLife Center)

SeaLife Center admits 2 more seal pups

The total number of seal pup patients at the center is now six.

Seward SeaLife Center officials examine a recently admitted harbor seal pup on June 22, 2021. (Kaiti Chritz / Seward SeaLife Center)
Alyssa London, second from right, and her team are working to produce Culture Story, which will showcase modern Alaska Native cultures across and outside of Alaska. (Courtesy photo / Culture Story)

Team works to tell positive, accurate stories about Alaska Native life

Show aims to show Alaska Native cultures as they thrive in the modern world.

Alyssa London, second from right, and her team are working to produce Culture Story, which will showcase modern Alaska Native cultures across and outside of Alaska. (Courtesy photo / Culture Story)
A podium marks the beginning of a StoryWalk at Soldotna Creek Park on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Into the woods

Project offers hikers a story along Soldotna Creek Park trail

A podium marks the beginning of a StoryWalk at Soldotna Creek Park on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Logo for Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles (doa.alaska.gov)

Seward DMV reopens

The DMV closed earlier this year after its two employees resigned.

Logo for Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles (doa.alaska.gov)
A fisherman walks along the Kenai River near Sportsman’s Landing in Cooper Landing, Alaska, on Sept. 8, 2018. (Clarion file)

Sockeye limits increased on Russian and Upper Kenai rivers

The limits are being increased to six per day and 12 in possession on Russian and Upper Kenai rivers.

A fisherman walks along the Kenai River near Sportsman’s Landing in Cooper Landing, Alaska, on Sept. 8, 2018. (Clarion file)
Anglers fish on the Kenai River on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Watershed Forum awarded nearly $100,000 grant

The funds will be used to sample the water quality in the Kenai River.

Anglers fish on the Kenai River on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Alaska House Speaker Louise Stutes, center, looks on as groups of legislators meet on the House floor on Monday, June 28, 2021, in Juneau, Alaska. The Alaska Legislature ended its second special session on Monday, after the House acted to adopt effective date provisions attached to a state spending package in a move intended to avert a partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Judge to hear arguments in state AG’s budget lawsuit case

Taylor sued the Legislative Affairs Agency after the House on June 15 failed to adopt the effective date provisions.

Alaska House Speaker Louise Stutes, center, looks on as groups of legislators meet on the House floor on Monday, June 28, 2021, in Juneau, Alaska. The Alaska Legislature ended its second special session on Monday, after the House acted to adopt effective date provisions attached to a state spending package in a move intended to avert a partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
A Piper J3C-65 crash site new Rabbit Foot Lake in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on Monday, June 28, 2021, on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. (Photo via Alaska State Troopers)

Plane crashes in refuge

Both occupants were uninjured and declined medical assistance

A Piper J3C-65 crash site new Rabbit Foot Lake in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on Monday, June 28, 2021, on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. (Photo via Alaska State Troopers)
Alaska-based military members who participated in a search for human remains and personal items from the 1952 crash of a C-124 Globemaster view some of the items that were found, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Crews find more partial human remains from 1952 Alaska crash

Wreckage from the plane was spotted by the Alaska National Guard in 2012 during a training mission.

Alaska-based military members who participated in a search for human remains and personal items from the 1952 crash of a C-124 Globemaster view some of the items that were found, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
Supplies for sanitizing areas are seen inside of a classroom at Kenai Middle School on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Supplies for sanitizing areas are seen inside of a classroom at Kenai Middle School on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna City Hall is seen on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna plans capital improvement projects

The capital improvement projects are one-time expenditures costing more than $50,000 and that result in a “tangible fixed asset.”

Soldotna City Hall is seen on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna City Hall on Wednesday, June 24, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna mulls policy for extending city utilities

Alaska Christian College, on the outskirts of Soldotna, is seeking a fire hydrant for their new gym.

Soldotna City Hall on Wednesday, June 24, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Members of the House Republican Minority Caucus talk amongst themselves during an at ease on the floor of the Alaska House of Representatives on Monday, June 28, 2021. House members reached a deal on an operating budget and avoided a government shutdown but members of the minority said they had been repeatedly pushed out of the process. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Members of the House Republican Minority Caucus talk amongst themselves during an at ease on the floor of the Alaska House of Representatives on Monday, June 28, 2021. House members reached a deal on an operating budget and avoided a government shutdown but members of the minority said they had been repeatedly pushed out of the process. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Rep. Ron Gillham is seen here in this undated photo. (Clarion file/courtesy)

Lawmaker shares photo comparing media and medical officials to Nazi war criminals

Republican Ron Gillham represents the Kenai-Soldotna area in the Alaska State House of Representatives.

Rep. Ron Gillham is seen here in this undated photo. (Clarion file/courtesy)