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Residents line the Sterling Highway in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office to oppose Pebble Mine project on Wednesday, in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
‘Pebble never. Bristol Bay forever’

Community members rally against mining project

This June 14, 2019 file photo shows a welcome sign on the outskirts of Wasilla. State lawmakers have rejected Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s suggested location for a special session. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
Dueling legal analyses raise questions about special session

AG: Dunleavy has the authority to call a special session, can seek a court order to compel lawmakers

Sarah Walters of Seward snags for sockeye salmon in the saltwaters of Resurrection Bay near Seward. Snagging for salmon is only allowed in saltwater. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
Tight Lines: Fish and Game timid about king fishing

The use of bait on the late-run king salmon fishery will be prohibited starting July 1

Lindsey Bloom of Salmon State gives a speech at the “No Pebble Mine” rally. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Deadline for Pebble draft EIS comments nears

The Corps will take comments until July 1, and use them to incorporate changes into a final EIS

A service vehicle travels along the Sterling Highway on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. The highway was closed for several hours Wednesday morning due to the Swan Lake Fire burning north of the highway.
Swan Lake Fire snarls traffic

The fire covers 42,133 acres and is staffed by 550 people from local, state and federal agencies

Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Juneau office on Tuesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rally asks senators to stop permit process funding

Public comment period ends in days.

The extent of the Swan Lake Fire as of Tuesday, June 25, can be seen in this map provided by Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management. (Photo courtesy of Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management)
Crews work to keep fire from highway

Firefighters to hold second community meeting to address Swan Lake Fire

Panel will discuss how food influences climate change

Attendees are invited to bring a dish featuring local ingredients to share

Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission Chairman Blair Martin, Vice Chairman Robert Ruffner and Parliamentarian Rick Foster facilitate discussions on Emmitt Trimble’s Beachcomber LLC gravel pit permit application on Monday, June 24, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Controversial Beachcomber gravel pit permit approved

‘If ever a gravel pit should be denied, it would have been this one’

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