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PRO Act is needed labor law reform

Young people across the peninsula need middle-class jobs that provide fair wages, good benefits, safe workplaces and a dignified retirement. The best way to achieve… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2021

 

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Point of View: Fix the Permanent Fund dividend now

The other day I was discussing politics with an old friend who told me I perceived the technicolor world in black-and-white terms. This was a… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2021

 

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PRO Act will harm Alaska workers, businesses

As Alaskans first and foremost, but also as small business owners who’ve worked across the state in a variety of sectors, we write in opposition… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2021

 

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Soldotna police, fire departments make for special memorial

Recently we attended the funeral for Lee Aley, it was an intimate family and friend affair, and on the way to Lee’s Veterans Memorial, Dan… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2021
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Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at an Anchorage news conference on Dec. 11, 2020. (Courtesy photo/Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

Dunleavy: Still fighting for Alaskan families

“I was left with little choice but to veto both the PFD and legislative per diem.”

  • Jul 12, 2021
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Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at an Anchorage news conference on Dec. 11, 2020. (Courtesy photo/Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
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Opinion: The politics of vaccination hesitancy

If variant causes hardships, politicians are partly to blame.

  • Jul 10, 2021
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An election official lays out more “I voted” stickers on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Stickers for the 2020 general election featured designs by Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Ranked-choice voting isn’t that simple

The change isn’t simple, and Alaskans need to prepare for it.

  • Jul 8, 2021
An election official lays out more “I voted” stickers on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Stickers for the 2020 general election featured designs by Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: Infrastructure package could mean opportunities for Alaska

We have some opportunities coming up that can help us with our perennial budget problems.

  • Jul 8, 2021
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Alex Koplin is a founding member of Kenai Peninsula Votes. (courtesy photo)

Voices of the Peninsula: Honor America’s roots by voting

We need all our citizens to have their voices heard.

  • Jul 6, 2021
Alex Koplin is a founding member of Kenai Peninsula Votes. (courtesy photo)
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Opinion: Dunleavy’s fiscal credibility gap

Serious solution shortfall.

  • Jul 6, 2021
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Voices of the Peninsula: Don’t blame Alaskans for state’s environmental failures

Officials are opening doors to rampant corporate pollution under Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s “Unlocking Alaska” initiative.

  • Jul 6, 2021
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Point of View: Pandemic lock-down offered Christian Scientists time to reflect

In this year often defined by uncertainty, I have been blessed by the continued support of the Christian Science Society here in Homer, Alaska. This… Continue reading

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Cultural and symbolic significance of the American flag

Lesson learned, lesson appreciated and lesson respected.

  • Jul 5, 2021
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Faith Myers stands at the doors of API. (Courtesy Photo)

Opinion: More needs to be done to protect the disabled

A state standard of patient care and a state enforcement of rights must be added to proposed bills.

  • Jul 1, 2021
Faith Myers stands at the doors of API. (Courtesy Photo)
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Opinion: If you want to attract teachers, increase pay

The truth is that until money is supplied to teachers, people like me, who love and care for educating our children, will not be able to work in the education field.

  • Jun 29, 2021
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Greg Brush passes Kenai conservation on to the next generation of anglers by releasing a king salmon. (Photo courtesy Greg Brush)

Voices of the Peninsula: Decision devastating for dwindling king populations

We have fewer Kenai River chinook than we used to and they are smaller on average than they once were.

Greg Brush passes Kenai conservation on to the next generation of anglers by releasing a king salmon. (Photo courtesy Greg Brush)
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Opinion: Student free speech Supreme Court cases offer teachable moments

Basic civics should be a mandatory part of high school education.

  • Jun 26, 2021
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Opinion: Dunleavy’s aversion to the PFD truth

It’s well past time that Alaskans be told the truth.

  • Jun 26, 2021
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Black bears roam in the Skilak Lake area of the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, on June 13, 2021. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Got bears? Here are programs that can help

In Alaska, hungry bears are waking up from their long winter hibernation and are starting to emerge from their dens. This means one thing —… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2021
Black bears roam in the Skilak Lake area of the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, on June 13, 2021. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)