‘Heads should roll’

THERE’S A FASCINATING — AND HISTORIC — dynamic playing out right now in Washington, where U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has accused the CIA of… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2014

ACS outage affects Kenai Peninsula residents

Update: ACS has announced that all wireless services are back up and running as of 10:50 a.m. Monday.    --- An Alaska Communications wireless outage… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney
St. Gregory College Preparatory School seniors Victoria Stiely, left, 18, and Peter Chipman, 17, pose for a portrait in their school's auditorium on Wednesday, March  12, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. The pair's 10-minute comedic play, entitled "Set Back", won a nationwide playwright competition sponsored by David Letterman's World Wide Pants production company.  (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Mike Christy)  ALL LOCAL TV OUT; PAC-12 OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

Tucson students have play headed for off-Broadway

TUCSON, Ariz. — Some playwrights write a lifetime and never see their work on stage. It took high school seniors Peter Chipman and Victoria Stiely… Continue reading

St. Gregory College Preparatory School seniors Victoria Stiely, left, 18, and Peter Chipman, 17, pose for a portrait in their school's auditorium on Wednesday, March  12, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. The pair's 10-minute comedic play, entitled "Set Back", won a nationwide playwright competition sponsored by David Letterman's World Wide Pants production company.  (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Mike Christy)  ALL LOCAL TV OUT; PAC-12 OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

Take a fly fishing course this spring

The public is invited to enroll in KPC’s popular course, CED A133: Beginning Fly Fishing, which will be taught by Dave Atcheson, experienced instructor and… Continue reading

School briefs

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

FILE - This Oct. 14, 2013 file photo shows Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., walking through a corridor at the Capitol in Washington. Leahy said he's "concerned the growing trend toward relying upon FOIA exemptions to withhold large swaths of government information is hindering the public's right to know." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Current administration consistently denies Freedom of Information Act requests

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2014
  • By JACK GILLUM
FILE - This Oct. 14, 2013 file photo shows Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., walking through a corridor at the Capitol in Washington. Leahy said he's "concerned the growing trend toward relying upon FOIA exemptions to withhold large swaths of government information is hindering the public's right to know." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Legislative Information Office Schedule

Monday 3:15 p.m. The House Labor & Commerce Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss SB 159 Air Ambulance Services, HB 288 AIDEA: Arctic… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Controversial anti-gay church founder in care facility

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., who founded a Kansas church widely known for its protests at military funerals and anti-gay sentiments,… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2014

Crimeans vote to cede from Ukraine, join Russia

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Just two weeks after Russian troops seized their peninsula, Crimeans voted Sunday to leave Ukraine and join Russia, overwhelmingly approving a referendum… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2014
  • By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG

Missing Malaysian jetliner likely hijacked

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — When someone at the controls calmly said the last words heard from the missing Malaysian jetliner, one of the Boeing… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2014
  • By Associated Press

TAPS owners take series of setbacks in court

Things have not gone well for Trans-Alaska Pipeline System owners in the courts and key federal regulatory arenas in recent weeks, but the battles aren’t… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2014
  • By Tim Bradner

The power of reading

Students at Paul Banks Elementary School, a K-2 school on East End Road that also offers a preschool program, are known as “Peanuts.” However, there’s… Continue reading

The un-American anti-Koch campaign

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has high standards for American-ness. That’s why it carried such weight when he described the Koch brothers in a speech… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What other’s say: Stalemate between parties prevents progress

IN HIS RECENT BOOK “DUTY: MEMOIRS OF A secretary at War,” Robert Gates, former secretary of defense under both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2014

Bill to protect homeowners in flood-prone areas set to pass

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is set to sign into law a bipartisan bill relieving homeowners living in flood-prone neighborhoods from big increases in their… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2014
  • By ANDREW TAYLOR

Missing Malaysian flight hijacked, government says

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Someone deliberately diverted Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and shut down communications with the ground, and the jetliner continued flying for six… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2014
  • By EILEEN NG

LNG Pipeline bill passes through Senate committee

JUNEAU — A bill aimed at advancing a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska cleared a key Senate committee Friday, with a provision that… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer
Andrew Spicher, of New York, messes around on his computer as he and several Alyeska-bound friends wait to leave the Kenai Municipal Airport Saturday March 15, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

United Airlines flight, diverted to Kenai, safely landed in Anchorage

A United Airlines flight that was diverted to the Kenai Municipal Airport Friday evening safely landed at the Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage Saturday… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney and Kelly Sullivan
Andrew Spicher, of New York, messes around on his computer as he and several Alyeska-bound friends wait to leave the Kenai Municipal Airport Saturday March 15, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.
Students of the inagural Survival 101 spring break camp at the Challenger Center in Kenai learn how to make safety formations to conserve energy when stuck floating in cold water. Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion

Teens learn to survive in frigid water

Instead of taking a break from learning, an eager group of seven teens spent their spring vacation developing skills such as identifying edible tree bark,… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Students of the inagural Survival 101 spring break camp at the Challenger Center in Kenai learn how to make safety formations to conserve energy when stuck floating in cold water. Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Clark Whitney of Kenai gives his two-minute testimony telephonically to the Senate Resource Committee in opposition to House Bill 77 at the Legislative Information Office in Kenai Wednesday. Approximately 25 people packed the Kenai office to give testimony but only three were heard by the committee as they heard from residents all over the state. More than 40 people commented in the 90 minute period with only two people in support of the amended bill.

Public testimony on HB77 extended to today

With each passing minute at the Legislative Information Office in Kenai, it became increasingly obvious that not all of the 25 people that came to… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Dan Balmer/Peninsula Clarion Clark Whitney of Kenai gives his two-minute testimony telephonically to the Senate Resource Committee in opposition to House Bill 77 at the Legislative Information Office in Kenai Wednesday. Approximately 25 people packed the Kenai office to give testimony but only three were heard by the committee as they heard from residents all over the state. More than 40 people commented in the 90 minute period with only two people in support of the amended bill.