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Having worked in Alaska's fisheries for 40 years, I was surprised to learn only recently that about half of all halibut caught by sport fishermen are released.

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 8:49pm

Today I received a letter from Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins. He expressed his apology for the dysfunction of our Sate Legislature in regards to a budget.

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 5:59pm

I see that the Kenai Watershed Forum is out again advertising the successful replacement of another culvert. It makes me wonder about this intense focus placed on culvert replacement as being some kind of magic pill to save our salmon. I can only see culverts having a minimal impact on us having mor...

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 8:47am

When I tell young Alaskans about the economy I found here 42 years ago I often see disbelief in their eyes. Unlike today, every industry and job paid substantially more than the Lower 48. A good all-round hand in an Alaska logging camp earned about $5,000 per month compared with the $3,846 I paid fo...

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 8:43am

In an op-ed of March 19, 2015, Speaker Mike Chenault said "Legislature can break the budget deadlock if Democrats are willing to compromise.

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 2:22pm

The second annual Kenai River Cleanup was held May 7-16, 2015 and it was a huge success. Over 500 students from the Kenai Borough School District and Cook Inlet Academy cleaned up trash along the Kenai River at Izaak Walton, Morgan’s Landing, Bing’s Landing, Rotary Park, Centennial Park, Swiftwa...

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 8:57am

At times there is much ado about the public school education budget.

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:05pm

My 92-year-old brother does not have a Senior Center in Iowa. Very few people do. We can waste tax money on a park that about .001 percent of the people use, but not on our senior home? Question: Did the residents all get an increase in their income, Madam Mayor? I am not able to get around any more...

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 8:48am

I didn’t know that massively cutting public education across Alaska was so important that some legislators would threaten to jeopardize our dividend to do that. That’s the new GOP plan. There’s a law on the books capping state oil tax credit payments in low oil revenue years. They’re suppose...

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 8:43am

Dear readers, my name is Sarra and I am an AFS exchange student from Tunisia living in Kasilof with the Nelsons. I would like you to know that hosting students or sending your own children on a foreign exchange is a great way to learn about the world, have fun and share life lasting memories. The be...

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 8:41am

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