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As a retired teacher from Kenai Central High School in the early 90s I have noticed the effect of inflation on the budgets for Kenai Peninsula schools. This past week I attended several legislative hearings in Juneau on school funding.  I was disappointed to find that many House members have di...

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 7:46am

It's baffling that in this day and age our church pulpits and pews are filled with smart, but ignorant people. This isn't meant as a derogatory slur -- I, too, have been in one of those pews. We're sheep that are content to be led and have become "repeaters" who don't "study to show ourselves approv...

Mon, 04/02/2012 - 7:46am

Last week at Kenai Central High School the Academic Recognition Banquet was held to honor more than 160 students who are excelling academically. Specifically, the banquet recognizes those students earning a 3.5 and above on a 4.0 scale. The Academic Recognition Program was started 17 years ago when ...

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 7:36am

I just got off the phone with a friend that lives in Kenai. He is recovering from a hiking accident that resulted in a fractured foot. He's trying to come to terms with a hospital bill for $54,000.00. He has traded being physically crippled for being financially crippled. Perusing the billing statem...

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 7:35am

In the last two years (since our son's incarceration) we've been forced to listen to U.S. prosecutor testifying in court "We don't make deals." However, that doesn't seem to be the case. We've noticed other inmates serve hardly any time at all and some have even received immunity. Recently one of th...

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 7:32am

I wanted to thank Gary Knopp for having the concern about the medical divide at our hospital and taking the time to have the round table meeting. It is unfortunate that so many were unaware of the meeting and did not attend. I agree with Mr. Knopp that the CPGH Inc. Board no longer seems to be conte...

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 7:31am

During its eight years of service, Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula has been a major catalyst for improvement in seven rural, underserved Kenai Peninsula schools.  PGKP's collaboration with the school district and school communities has produced unquestionable progress in student achievement, self ...

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 8:04am

The concept of teamwork is ingrained in the framework of our society. We see it in all walks of life, in our businesses, in sports, in political organizations, and more recently, in healthcare. Although the field of medicine is as old as life itself, the concept of healthcare professionals working t...

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 8:00am

Sterling Head Start and Sterling Community Club would like to thank our community for the tremendous support that was shown for our annual fundraiser on Feb. 25. Chef Michael Even and his son Michael Paul Even donated their time and made a superb dinner. The Skyview Softball Team did a grand job ser...

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 7:46am

I agree 100 percent with the title of former Governor Tony Knowles' Compass article in Anchorage Daily News (March 22). I also agree that what we need as Alaskans is for our legislators and Governor to develope a united position of fairness to both Alaskans and to oil companies. My assessment at thi...

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 7:43am

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