Senate panel considers dual track tenure system

JUNEAU — The Senate Education Committee on Monday took testimony on a bill that would increase the number of years a teacher would have to… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2014
  • By MIKE COPPOCK

Chenault plans to propose AGDC amendment

JUNEAU — House Speaker Mike Chenault on Monday said he plans to propose allowing out-of-state residents to serve on the board of directors of a… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Legislative Information Office hearing schedule April 1-4

Tuesday 8:00 a.m.The House Community & Regional Affairs Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 379 Oil & Gas Property Tax. Testimony will… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2014

Around the District

School board to meet The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in the borough building at 148 N. Binkley… Continue reading

Prosecutors lay out case in Coast Guard homicides

ANCHORAGE — Federal prosecutors will try to prove that a respected Coast Guard civilian technician on Kodiak Island meticulously planned an alibi, sneaked onto a… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2014
  • By Dan Joling
Kenai interested in Soldotna's beautification project

Kenai interested in Soldotna’s beautification project

In an effort to beautify the City of Kenai, the city planner is borrowing a concept from its neighboring city of Soldotna with the potential… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Kenai interested in Soldotna's beautification project
Chris Carson, left, and Lion El Aton of Firefight Films demonstrate their DJI Phantom drone quadcopter at Mendenhall Lake in Juneau, Alaska, on Thursday, March 20, 2014. They have been using the unit to film the glacier and an ice cave this winter. (AP Photo/Juneau Empire, Michael Penn)

Ventures sees Alaska from difference perspective

JUNEAU — Juneau residents Christopher Carson and Lion El Aton want to show off the beauty of Southeast Alaska, and they’re doing it in a… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2014
  • By MATT WOOLBRIGHT
Chris Carson, left, and Lion El Aton of Firefight Films demonstrate their DJI Phantom drone quadcopter at Mendenhall Lake in Juneau, Alaska, on Thursday, March 20, 2014. They have been using the unit to film the glacier and an ice cave this winter. (AP Photo/Juneau Empire, Michael Penn)

Union opposes legislative action on minimum wage

JUNEAU (AP) — The head of the state’s largest labor union said his organization would oppose any move by lawmakers to raise the minimum wage… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2014
ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, MARCH 30 AND THEREAFTER - In this March 11, 2014 photo, artist Marina Lee, left, of Milwaukee, works on a sculpture with Governor French Academy third and fourth-grade students for the Art on the Square's fourth annual High School Sculpture in the City Program in Belleville, Ill. The students are from left: Macee Rivers, 10; Vincent Garavalia, 9, and Skylar Hunter, 8. (AP Photo/Belleville News-Democrat, Tim Vizer)

Sculptor works with Belleville students

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Governor French Academy students with wet, sticky modeling compound in their hands went to work forming trees on two different sculptures under… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2014
  • By JAMIE FORSYTHE
ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, MARCH 30 AND THEREAFTER - In this March 11, 2014 photo, artist Marina Lee, left, of Milwaukee, works on a sculpture with Governor French Academy third and fourth-grade students for the Art on the Square's fourth annual High School Sculpture in the City Program in Belleville, Ill. The students are from left: Macee Rivers, 10; Vincent Garavalia, 9, and Skylar Hunter, 8. (AP Photo/Belleville News-Democrat, Tim Vizer)
In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, Reilly Fahrenholz takes photographs of evidence at a mock crime scene for Adams Central's Forensic Science course in Hasting, Neb., where students will try to solve a murder mystery. (AP Photo/The Hastings Tribune, Amy Roh)

Class uses scientific principles to solve ‘crime’

HASTINGS, Neb. — Among the first group to arrive at the crime scene, senior Reilly Fahrenholz carefully photographed each piece of evidence.It was the first… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2014
  • By WILL VRASPIR
In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, Reilly Fahrenholz takes photographs of evidence at a mock crime scene for Adams Central's Forensic Science course in Hasting, Neb., where students will try to solve a murder mystery. (AP Photo/The Hastings Tribune, Amy Roh)

Juneau’s oldest legislator reflects on a life of public service

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Bob Lynn is spry for a man of 81. He easily — and daily during the session — scales the five… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2014
  • By MIKE COPPOCK

Idaho company indicted in Anchorage for contamination on the North Slope

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage grand jury has indicted an Idaho company accused of falsifying records related to the cleanup of a contaminated pad… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2014
  • By Associated Press

Nine years for Wal-Mart shooter

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A double amputee who shot a Walmart manager after he was asked to put his service dog on a leash has… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2014
  • By Associated Press

LNG project ready to move forward after bill passes through Senate

JUNEAU, Alaska — Oil and gas company executives said they’re prepared to move into the next phase of pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Wife and husband, Samantha Romig and Joe Romig, slow dance at the fifth annual Spring Fling, Friday, March 28, at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Annual Hope prom brings community together for ‘Spring Fling’

Sydney Adams is no longer a resident of Alaska, but still her roots on the Kenai Peninsula continue to deepen every spring. This year, she… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Wife and husband, Samantha Romig and Joe Romig, slow dance at the fifth annual Spring Fling, Friday, March 28, at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Proposed state budget includes addition $100 million for schools

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Senate Finance Committee on Friday included an additional $75 million for school districts in its version of the state operating budget… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Senate Resources hears final day of Upper Cook Inlet fish testimony

A final day of testimony for Upper Cook Inlet Salmon Dialogue in the Senate Resources committee wrapped up as members heard from Alaska Department of… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Inmate sues Anchorage over jailhouse treatment

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage inmate has filed a lawsuit against the city, its police department and the state over his treatment after a… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2014

Alaska Native languages bill draws criticism

JUNEAU, Alaska — A bill that would symbolically make 20 Alaska Native languages as official languages of the state got some real-world pushback Thursday. House… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2014
  • By MIKE COPPOCK