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WASHINGTON — New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world’s most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who’ve already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity. The World Health Organization...

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 1:19pm

WASHINGTON - Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 1:19pm

When school started recently, I looked on our newspaper's Spotted section to see whether any of our local grandchildren had any photographic evidence they were actually in school and not engaging in opening-day hooky.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 1:15pm

As of September 1, the weekend Mass Schedule will change for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 222 West Redoubt Avenue, Soldotna. On Saturday, Reconciliation will be available from 4:15-4:45 p.m.; and Vigil Mass at 5 p.m.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:27pm

"What are we going to do about the president?" asked my minister friend. His question took me by surprise. And though many years - and presidential administrations - have passed since its asking, my response would be the same today.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:27pm

■ The Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon on Aug. 26 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. A forum with candidates for state House is scheduled. RSVP to 262-9814 or 283-1991.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:22pm

Derek and Danielle Kinsfather of Nikiski announce the birth of their son, Xander Lorenzo Kinsfather, at 3:37 p.m. on May 27, 2014, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. He weighed 5 pounds, 5.5 ounces and measured 17.5 inches.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:50am

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.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:36am

I planted seven zucchini plants in my high tunnel; what was I thinking? Actually I was thinking Food Bank, friends, and freezer. One of the real pleasures of gardening is the sharing.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:50am

School is here. I'm a stay-at-home mother with two kids going into school this week. As tame as the subject sounds, it's my life and very real. My son is half size, so he goes to school half time.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:50am

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