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Weekend dog show draws competitors from Alaska, Lower 48 

updated 9:53pm

A little drizzle didn't seem to dampen any of the dogs' spirits Thursday morning as they, lead by their handlers, took turns jumping, weaving, scooting through tunnels and climbing up and down A-frame ramps.

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Kenai looks to align e-cigarettes with smoking regulations

Today, 10:17pm

Steven Mapes used to smoke three packs of cigarettes a day. But, he hasn't had one since he switched to vaporized nicotine about a year ago.

House chairman: $3.7B border request 'too much'

Today, 10:31pm
WASHINGTON — A key Republican said Friday that President Barack Obama’s multibillion-dollar emergency request for the border is too big to get through the House, as a growing number of Democrats ...

State to share cost in North Pole water contamination fix

Today, 10:16pm

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - The state of Alaska is agreeing to share the preliminary costs to explore a water-system expansion in North Pole, where a refinery spill decades ago continues to contaminate groundwater.


An Outdoor View: Chaos at the boat ramp

Let's talk about one of the most hazardous areas for small boats, their owners and passengers, the launch ramp.
For various reasons, boats, trailers and vehicles sometimes find their way fully immersed as a result of an attempted boat launch.

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Fall ballot will impact Peninsula seniors

There are approximately 10,000 senior citizens on the Kenai Peninsula and a majority are registered voters. We are a strong voter demographic. Let's use our vote to insure that senior issues are addressed and that KPB politicians support them.

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Reeling it in: 'Echo' follows in footsteps of 'E.T.'

I am currently writing from the mountains of rural Vermont, and all the power has suddenly gone out, the result of yet another wild summer storm. How it can be 85 degrees out and be raining cats and dogs is beyond me, but I guess that’s the East Coast for you. We’re on an extended trip to the Green Mountain State while my wife goes back to graduate school, and we’re all learning the ins and outs of a new place.

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How is your garden growing?

A friend has been giving me fresh cucumbers already, which make for delicious salads. His greenhouse has been very productive.
Keeping a garden was the first occupation of the first man, Adam. Gardening was important from the beginning.

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