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State Supreme Court hears setnet ban arguments


In a matter of months, the Alaska Supreme Court will decide if Alaskans can legally ban an entire group of fishermen by ballot initiative.

Suit seeks to bar Walker from expanding Medicaid on his own


JUNEAU - The state could face irreparable fiscal injury if Gov.

School board seats sought by incumbents


Three incumbents are running unopposed for the three Board of Education seats up for election in 2015.

Three contested races for borough assembly seats


By the close of the filing period, eight people registered to run for three open seats on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. In District 1, or Kalifornsky, incumbent Kelly Wolf will face off against Robin Davis, David Wartinbee and Gary Knapp.

Nikiski fire station gets an upgrade


Dirt is piled high around the Nikiski Fire Station No. 2 where a Soldotna-based construction company is working to remove and level several tons of earth to create a training space for area firefighters.

Kenai man charged with assault granted new custodian


A Kenai man charged with domestic violence-related assault was granted a new third-party custodian Wednesday to watch over him while he is awaiting trial.



Bird Homestead golf report: Nearly 40 show up for Men's Night

Bird Homestead Golf course is looking better and better every day. Tom Walsh, Larry Hamilton and the Bird Homestead crew have been working hard this season getting the course to look like a pristine country club.

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Options abound for silver salmon anglers

The visual simplicity of a foggy early morning fishing trip on the Kenai River is contradicted by the aural complexity of the whining of dozens of fishing boats taking anglers to the favorite fishing holes for silver salmon.

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Voices of Alaska: Welcoming President Obama to Alaska

As Alaskans, we take great pride in welcoming visitors to our beautiful state. That is especially true when our guest is the President of the United States.

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Arts & Entertainment

Reeling it in: Go for a thrill ride in 'Cop Car'

Ahh, late August. A time when summer is slowly easing into fall. The leaves are gradually beginning to change, birds are packing up for the winter, and Hollywood’s high octane output slows to a drizzle. The big movie choices this week here on the Peninsula were a D-level reboot of a box office bomb based an old video game, or a hyper-violent stoner comedy about a burnout who is secretly a super-spy.

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Garretts Grill makes a go

Inside The Place, the thin clack of a metal spatula and thick smell of barbecuing burgers pervaded the quiet bar Sunday afternoon.

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Wounded heroes experience Kenai River

While many folks are enjoying the wonders of Alaska and freedoms of America there are those who daily put on a military uniform to do the job of preserving those freedoms, accepting the risks and harms that can come from their job.

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