Candidates announced for HEA board elections

Completed mail-in ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on May 6, 2020 in order to be counted.

Alaska state Sen. Gary Stevens, right, listens during a Legislative Council meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Juneau, Alaska. Stevens on Tuesday announced a subcommittee of lawmakers will work on contingency planning for the Legislature surrounding the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Double whammy: New virus, oil volatility

Restrictions also have been ordered on state employee and legislative travel.

  • Mar 10, 2020
Alaska state Sen. Gary Stevens, right, listens during a Legislative Council meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Juneau, Alaska. Stevens on Tuesday announced a subcommittee of lawmakers will work on contingency planning for the Legislature surrounding the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, hosts a town hall at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center in Nikiski, Alaska, on March 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Carpenter takes new tack on state budget

Carpenter suggests making the permanent fund large enough that returns can fund state services.

Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, hosts a town hall at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center in Nikiski, Alaska, on March 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Dr. Anne Zink, the chief medical officer for the state of Alaska, addresses reporters at a news conference Monday in Anchorage. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

State to give daily updates on COVID-19

Updates will be presented through press conferences and through a website accessible to the public.

Dr. Anne Zink, the chief medical officer for the state of Alaska, addresses reporters at a news conference Monday in Anchorage. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
John Hakla from Eagle River heads back into the water while dip netting on the North Kenai Beach on July 17, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai supports dipnet permit fee

The bill would establish a $5 fee for the Cook Inlet personal use fishing permit.

John Hakla from Eagle River heads back into the water while dip netting on the North Kenai Beach on July 17, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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District gets new clean-burning buses

The district will have to destroy the old buses.

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Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses reporters at a news conference Monday, March 9, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. State officials said 23 people have been tested for the new coronavirus with no positive results. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

A Q&A with the governor

Dunleavy talks state budget, fiscal future and oil prices

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses reporters at a news conference Monday, March 9, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. State officials said 23 people have been tested for the new coronavirus with no positive results. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
Dave Stieren, community outreach director for Gov. Mike Dunleavy, holds his phone up to the microphone as Dunleavy gives a remote speech to the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on March 9, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Governor gives chambers virus update

Dunleavy canceled peninsula appearances, spoke to chambers via cell.

Dave Stieren, community outreach director for Gov. Mike Dunleavy, holds his phone up to the microphone as Dunleavy gives a remote speech to the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on March 9, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives a presentation about his proposed budget at the Cannery Lodge in Kenai, Alaska, on March 25, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Dunleavy headed to the Kenai

The governor will host a series of town halls regarding Alaska’s fiscal future.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives a presentation about his proposed budget at the Cannery Lodge in Kenai, Alaska, on March 25, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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Schools briefs for the week of March 8, 2020

What’s happening this week

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Court reports for March 6, 2020

Read the latest reports.

Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, speaks to constituents during a town hall at the Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in Soldotna, Alaska on Jan. 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Micciche releases results of annual survey

Locals weigh in on budget, taxes and state spending

Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, speaks to constituents during a town hall at the Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in Soldotna, Alaska on Jan. 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Four-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion Lance Mackey is shown before the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. The real race starts March 8 about 50 miles north of Anchorage, with the winner expected in the Bering Sea coastal town of Nome about 10 or 11 days later. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Iditarod kicks off

Race seeks relevance as grueling trek across Alaska starts

  • Mar 7, 2020
Four-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion Lance Mackey is shown before the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. The real race starts March 8 about 50 miles north of Anchorage, with the winner expected in the Bering Sea coastal town of Nome about 10 or 11 days later. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
The Alaska SeaLife Center’s newest addition, a male otter pup, is seen here in this undated photo. (Courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

SeaLife Center featured on NatGeo show

Seward’s Alaska SeaLife Center monitors the state’s 6,640 miles of coastline.

The Alaska SeaLife Center’s newest addition, a male otter pup, is seen here in this undated photo. (Courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)
Alaska Rep. David Eastman sits at his desk on the Alaska House floor on Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Juneau, Alaska. The House voted Thursday to remove Eastman, a Wasilla Republican, from committee positions after House Minority Leader Lance Pruitt indicated frustrations with Eastman within the GOP caucus. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Wasilla lawmaker loses his House roles

He will be replaced on the House Judiciary Committee by Rep. Sarah Vance.

  • Mar 5, 2020
Alaska Rep. David Eastman sits at his desk on the Alaska House floor on Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Juneau, Alaska. The House voted Thursday to remove Eastman, a Wasilla Republican, from committee positions after House Minority Leader Lance Pruitt indicated frustrations with Eastman within the GOP caucus. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
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                                Wildwood Correctional Officer Amy Fisher listens as the Nikiski Fire Department honors the first responders who played a part in saving her life last October during the Nikiski Fire Department’s 2019 Award Ceremony at the Nikiski Senior Center on Feb. 28.
                                Wildwood Correctional Officer Amy Fisher listens as the Nikiski Fire Department honors the individuals who played a part in saving her life last October during the Nikiski Fire Department’s 2019 Award Ceremony in the Nikiski Senior Center on Feb. 28, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Emergency responders honored for lifesaving efforts

‘That’s when I died’

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                                Wildwood Correctional Officer Amy Fisher listens as the Nikiski Fire Department honors the first responders who played a part in saving her life last October during the Nikiski Fire Department’s 2019 Award Ceremony at the Nikiski Senior Center on Feb. 28.
                                Wildwood Correctional Officer Amy Fisher listens as the Nikiski Fire Department honors the individuals who played a part in saving her life last October during the Nikiski Fire Department’s 2019 Award Ceremony in the Nikiski Senior Center on Feb. 28, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Masks, gloves, and other protective supplies are displayed during a visit of Vice President Mike Pence, Thursday, March 5, 2020 to Camp Murray in Washington state. Pence was in Washington to discuss the state’s efforts to fight the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

School district bans out-of-state travel

The district also launched a webpage to inform families and the community about COVID-19.

Masks, gloves, and other protective supplies are displayed during a visit of Vice President Mike Pence, Thursday, March 5, 2020 to Camp Murray in Washington state. Pence was in Washington to discuss the state’s efforts to fight the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)