What others say: Asylum request puts spotlight on Russia

The details are still murky, but this is too good a story for cable TV to pass up.Russia has canceled a 21-year-old high-school-student exchange program… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2014

Cal Thomas: The Supreme Courts nonruling on gay marriage

Three points need to be made about the Oct. 6 decision by the Supreme Court not to decide whether the equal protection clause of the… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

Rich Lowry: A war for show

Compared with President Barack Obama, even Jimmy Carter is John McCain. The former president practically synonymous with American weakness and retreat thinks Obama was too… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What others say: Energy policy impacts global relations

The net U.S. energy import ratio (imports minus exports) was 30 percent at its peak just nine years ago. In 2012, the figure was 16… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2014

Voices of Alaska: Senator must support subsistence rights

My mother was Katie John. Her name has become symbolic across the state of Alaska for her life-long legal battle to protect traditional rights. The… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2014
  • By Fred John Jr.

Voices of Alaska: Legalizing recreational marijuana not in Alaska’s interest

Everyone has something to say on the marijuana issue, it’s just that everyone hasn’t said it yet. For the life of me I can’t understand… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2014
  • By Frank Murkowski

Now is the time to weigh in on school spending

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has begun the process of developing next year’s budget. Part of that process includes several opportunities for the public… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2014

Keeping the Peninsula’s lights on

There might’ve been a time in the not too distant past when most Kenai Peninsula residents would’ve shrugged off the prospect of being without electricity… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2014

Rich Lowry: Ben Affleck’s Muslim problem

The latest episode of Bill Maher’s HBO show “Real Time” performed what was, in effect, an in-studio social experiment.It sought to establish, in a controlled… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What others say: Military must do more to combat sexual assaults

The study was done in Los Angeles, but there is no reason to believe that its findings aren’t applicable elsewhere — including Texas.It pointed to… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2014

Bob Franken: No October surprise party

For the election geeks who are waiting for this year’s campaign October surprise, give it up. Another tradition bites the dust. For those who don’t… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

What others say: Fan violence in NFL a growing concern

Silence has not served the National Football League well.For years the league downplayed its problem with domestic violence and lightly penalized its offending players. That… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2014

Cal Thomas: Americans can handle the truth

The Ebola virus is not a threat, but ISIS is. That’s what some of our leaders tell us. Should we believe them? Do they have… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

What others say: Governor’s denial of information request thwarts public’s right to know

Problems with harassment, sexual assault, fraud and other issues within the Alaska National Guard are serious business. The scathing report from the National Guard Bureau,… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2014

Q&A: Home rule a key issue for Soldotna candidates

1. What do you see as the biggest issues facing Soldotna in the next five years? Nels Anderson, Mayor: The most pressing issue is the… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2014

Sprague: Home rule an important discussion for city

It has been, and continues to be, an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Soldotna. I believe that Soldotna is a vibrant… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2014
  • By Pete Sprague

What others say: Forest Service must get rid of flawed photographing requirements

The U.S. Forest Service’s requirement that certain people who film or photograph federal wilderness must first obtain a special use permit is rightly being met… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2014

Cal Thomas: Combating campus sexual assaults

College freshmen are completing their first month on campus. According to the website The Other Freshman 15, “The first 15 weeks of college can be… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

Central Kenai Peninsula polling locations

Precinct name Polling placeFunny River No. 1 Funny River Community CenterFunny River No. 2 Assembly ChambersMackey Lake Borough Assembly ChambersNikiski Nikiski Community CenterSalamatof Nikiski Fire… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2014

For borough mayor, experience matters

When Mike Navarre ran for Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor in 2011, he was very clear that he would not make a lot of campaign promises… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2014