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Obama visit reaches into Arctic 

updated 9:49pm

KOTZEBUE - President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world's wake-up call on global warming.

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Medicaid developmental disability program reduces new users

Today, 10:54am

Medicaid developmental disability program reduces new users An Alaska Medicaid program that funds care for developmentally-disabled adults may be reducing the number of people it enrolls each year by 75 percent.

Diamond View Estates to receive natural gas service


The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a petition on Tuesday to establish a gas line in the Diamond View Estates community, just south of Homer.
The neighborhood to this point has been primarily powered by oil and propane.

Ninilchik gas line rupture repaired


The ENSTAR Natural Gas service line that was damaged in Ninilchik Tuesday has been repaired.
According to an Alaska State Troopers dispatch, the incident occurred at roughly 2:30 p.m.

Borough Assembly OKs $3M in bonds for CPH


The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted on Tuesday to move forward with issuing more than $3 million in bonds to fund a Central Peninsula Hospital project.



Volleyball: Kenai rallies to beat Nikiski

The Kenai Central volleyball team continued its early season form with a thrilling 3-2 nonconference victory over Nikiski Tuesday night on Cliff Massie court in Kenai.

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What others say: Denali: A wrong made right

When it comes to North America's highest peak, a wrong has finally been made right. Alaskans everywhere - from Ketchikan to Kaktovik - celebrated to the news when U.S.

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Arts & Entertainment

Reeling it in: Strong finish for 'Ricki and the Flash'

"Ricki and the Flash"
Sony Pictures
1 hour, 41 minutes

Meryl Streep is one of those actresses - no, you don't need me to tell you about Meryl Streep any more than you need me to explain who Steven Spielberg is.

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Still time to register for fall semester

KPC's fall semester began last week, but there's still time to register for classes. The college's late registration period will be open through Sept. 4. Students can visit the campus to complete a late registration form and sign up for classes.

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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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