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President arrives in Seward 

updated 10:40pm

Standing at the bow of the Viewfinder, President Barack Obama gripped the steel railing as the boat cut through the deep blue water of Resurrection Bay amid the mountains, islands and glaciers in the Kenai Fjords National Park.

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Glacial dam release affects peninsula rivers

09/01/15

The release of a glacial dam at Snow Glacier Dammed Lake is causing water levels to rise in connecting rivers.
Snow Glacier Dammed Lake is located east of Moose Pass at the headwaters of Snow River, about 25 miles from Seward.

Medicaid developmental disability program reduces new users

Today, 6:38pm

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.

School district adds positions to address mental health

09/01/15

Two local schools have added counselors to their staff whose sole role is to address the mental health of students.

Shell president optimistic about Arctic offshore drilling

09/01/15

ANCHORAGE - The president of Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days.

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Sports

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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Outdoors

The fishing how-to

The first fishing how-to in print was Izaak Walton's "The Compleat Angler," published in 1653, and writers have been writing how-tos ever since.
Writing fishing how-tos isn't done for love or fame, and it's definitely not done for money.

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Opinion

What others say: Authoritarianism in Egypt cause for concern

Egypt's rising authoritarianism has been met with a collective shrug in Washington, which sends Cairo $1.3 billion in military aid each year.

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Community

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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Dispatch

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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