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Cook Inlet commercial fisheries winding down 

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The last of the Upper Cook Inlet East Side setnetters pulled their nets out of the water for good Aug. 6 after harvesting almost a million fish this season.

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Kenai adds e-cigarettes to smoking ordinance

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After hearing about the potential health concerns of electronic cigarettes at its preview two meetings, the Kenai City Council Wednesday night passed an ordinance for e-cigs to be regulated the same as smoking tobacco.

Teen charged as an adult in Delta Junction fires

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FAIRBANKS (AP) - A 16-year-old Delta Junction boy stole alcohol from a lodge, burned it down and sold the booze out of his vehicle, according to state prosecutors.


Bird Homestead Golf Course report

With the season coming to an end you must squeeze in a round of golf before the snow hits. Funny River golf course is located on mile 11.8 on Funny River road. We have clubs as well as golf carts available for rent.

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Silvers: The bite is half the fun

Silver salmon are now bending the rods of local anglers who were anticipating their arrival among an abundant early run of pink salmon.

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What others say: Leaders must step up in Ferguson

It was reported Monday by Andrea Peterson of the Washington Post that the city of Ferguson had hired a Chesterfield public relations firm that specializes in crisis management. We tried contacting the firm to verify this, but no one answered the phone.

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Arts & Entertainment

Reeling it in: The bad and the not so bad on the big screen

This weekend saw the big release of “The Expendables 3,” but I just couldn’t do it. I watched “The Expendables” and was blown away by just how tired it was. I tried “Expendables 2,” but turned it off about ten minutes in. The dialogue and acting were so awful I couldn’t stand it. I heard this third outing was better, but how hard could that be? Instead of watching a substandard novelty action film starring a cinematically rejuvenated Arnold Swarzenegger, I decided to rent a recent movie starring the ex-governor that actually looked good. And then, when it turned out “Sabotage” only looked good, I decided to rent a Norwegian monster movie that actually was pretty good.

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Schrodinger's cat dined on hamburger - or spaghetti

As I got ready to go home one recent afternoon, I called my wife. She said that she had a package of ground beef and that it was my choice for supper: hamburgers or spaghetti. Nothing beats a hamburger," I said.

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Footworks & reigning Mrs. Alaska team up for TSC awareness

The Peninsula held its first "Bcureful" Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) awareness event Sunday August 10th, thanks to 2014 reigning Mrs. Alaska and Footworks Quality Shoes & Boots on K-Beach Rd.

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