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Cooling off period: Calm fire season lets agencies focus on prevention 

updated 9:30pm

The Kenai Peninsula got a break this fire season with no major burns, but local agencies stayed busy with prevention and other fire suppression work.

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Commercial marijuana ban voter initiative validated

08/23/16

A citizen petition to ask voters whether commercial marijuana operations should be banned in the Kenai Peninsula Borough outside the cities has received sufficient signatures to be valid.

Fees to change for big game guides

08/23/16

Hunting seasons for moose, caribou, bear and sheep are open or will open soon, and Alaska's 1,570 licensed big game hunting guides and transporters will get busy.

State pink salmon record broken twice in one day

08/23/16

After 42 years, the Alaska state record for a sport-caught pink salmon was broken - twice. Thomas Salas hauled a monster pink salmon out of the Kenai River near Big Eddy in Soldotna on Monday night.

UnCruise owner tells story behind bear mauling

08/23/16

The brown bear mauling near Sitka last week that left two UnCruise Adventures guides injured took place in a matter of seconds, according to the CEO and owner of the small cruise line.

Hemp proposed as construction, oil spill material

08/22/16

When an oil spill occurs, one of the first reactions is to use something to mop it up.

Sports

SoHi rolls to another win over North Pole

Minutes after capping off another win with their traditional fight song at midfield, the Soldotna Stars were already dreading the Monday morning film session that coach Galen Brantley Jr. would be calling them in for to fix the mistakes they made.

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Outdoors

An Outdoor View: Fall fishing

Author's note: This column first appeared in the Clarion 21 years ago, but what it says about fishing is as true today as it was then. - LP

Nothing against hunting, but the season for it is all wrong.

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Opinion

What others say: U.S. response to attacks in Syria lacking

"Devastating and overwhelming." Those are the conditions in the ancient and once-great metropolis of Aleppo, according to the head of delegation for the International Committee of the Red Cross, Marianne Gasser, who was in the Syrian city recently.

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Dispatch

More to come at Funny River Community Center

On the heels of the most successful ever Funny River Festival this summer comes another event being planned for the Funny River Community Center.

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