School board budget to be approved, far from complete

Few things are certain about the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s budget, but what is clear is that the board of education will approve one… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Spring Cleaning

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  • Apr 10, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

State tackles definition of “medically necessary” abortions

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska House on Thursday began debating legislation that would further define medically necessary abortions for purposes of Medicaid funding. SB49 is… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer
Photo Courtesy of Alaska Ocean Observing System The new portla launched by AOOS, Monday, April 7, provideds interactive maps, which can be layered to show corresponding data sets.

New portal provides digital look at Alaska’s coast

Planning for the weather forecast, tidal movements and a look at the resident wildlife on a new kayak route just became possible — before even… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo Courtesy of Alaska Ocean Observing System The new portla launched by AOOS, Monday, April 7, provideds interactive maps, which can be layered to show corresponding data sets.

Soldotna contributes $50,000 to Skyview Pool

With a handful of community supporters watching, the Soldotna City Council voted to pay $50,000 toward keeping the Skyview swimming pool open. Although all council… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan
Photo by Lloyd Spitalnik This photo provided by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game shows a female rusty blackbird.

Search for the Rusty Blackbird begins

Beginning Saturday, wildlife biologists statewide will be watching the skies in search of a bird in dramatic decline. They are hoping to get more help… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER
Photo by Lloyd Spitalnik This photo provided by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game shows a female rusty blackbird.

House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill

JUNEAU — House Speaker Mike Chenault on Thursday said legislative passage of a bill to raise Alaska’s minimum wage would guarantee that wages go up,… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Soldotna Council chips in for Skyview pool

With a handfull of community supporters watching, the Soldotna City Council voted to allocate $50,000 of the city budget toward keeping the Skyview pool open.… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

KPC JumpStart program opens to juniors

This fall Kenai Peninsula Borough School District juniors will be able to get a jump on college at a reduced rate.Kenai Peninsula College and KPBSD… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Soldotna man indicted on tax charges

A Soldotna man was indicted for allegedly filing false tax returns and failing to file a return from 2006 to 2012, according to a release… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

House Resources advances gas line bill

JUNEAU — Following an intensive amendment process that began last week, the House Resources Committee on Wednesday passed out its rewrite of a bill aimed… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Senate Finance advances budget bill

JUNEAU — The Senate Finance Committee advanced a $2.1 billion capital budget Wednesday.Perhaps the biggest change compared with the draft unveiled earlier this week was… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Troopers identify plane crash victims

ANCHORAGE — The remains of two pilots have been found in the wreckage of a small commercial plane that crashed during a training flight near… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2014
  • By Rachel D'oro
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Natalie Merrick, of Soldotna, and Susie Stafford, of Kenai, have a laugh after joking about running into traffic to deliver materials for the Green Dot Alaska campaign Tuesday April 8, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska. The two were joined by others who stood at the intersection of the Kenai Spur Highway and the Sterling Highway offering information about the campaign to drivers who were interested. It is a violence prevention initiative funded through the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and is currently being implemented in five Alaskan communities including Homer, Fairbanks, Juneau and Kenai.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Natalie Merrick, of Soldotna, and Susie Stafford, of Kenai, have a laugh after joking about running into traffic to deliver materials for the Green Dot Alaska campaign Tuesday April 8, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska. The two were joined by others who stood at the intersection of the Kenai Spur Highway and the Sterling Highway offering information about the campaign to drivers who were interested. It is a violence prevention initiative funded through the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and is currently being implemented in five Alaskan communities including Homer, Fairbanks, Juneau and Kenai.

House committee advances bill on AGDC appointments

JUNEAU — The House Rules Committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that would allow out-of-state residents to serve on the board of directors of the Alaska… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2014
  • By Becky Bohrer

Alaska’s largest daily newspaper sold for $34 million

ANCHORAGE — An online competitor announced plans Tuesday to buy Alaska’s largest daily newspaper.Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC, the parent company of the online newspaper the… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2014
  • By Mark Thiessen

Coghill: Reluctance to move on minimum wage bill

JUNEAU (AP) — Senate Majority Leader John Coghill says there’s probably reluctance among senators to move forward on a bill to raise Alaska’s minimum wage.Coghill… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2014

Senate panel supports alcohol ‘no sell’ list

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The state Senate Finance Committee has backed a $5 million proposal that includes establishing a list of people who would be banned… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2014

Clarification

A story in Tuesday’s Clarion about the renovation of a former cannery in Kenai contained incorrect information. The story said the cannery had been out… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2014

Kenai man found walking along Seward Highway after overnight crash

A Kenai man, who initially reported he had been in a plane crash near Summit Lake along the Seward Highway, was one of three people… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER