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As Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Community Health Services of Alaska (PCHS), one of my responsibilities is to ensure that our organization establishes workplace policies that protect the health of both our employees and our clients.

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 2:05pm

My previous letter asked that veterans’ clubs and fraternal organizations be exempted from SB 1 and HB 328, or a statute be passed directing smoking or non-smoking signs be posted on their entrances. My reasons were given. I read a recent letter to the editor that supports those bills, indicating ...

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 8:40am

Let’s make the assumption that Alaskans will generate as much pot revenue as Colorado per capita. Using the 2010 census numbers Alaskan population was 710,231 and Colorado was 5,029,196 for a ratio of 14 percent. The Research Based Consulting McDowell Group prepared “The Economic Costs of Alcoho...

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 8:39am

Kenai Middle School and their Shinny Hockey Club would like to thank Rick Koch, Bob Frates and the City of Kenai for their continued support and use of the skating rink. Each year during the dark of winter, Kenai Middle School offers many unique club opportunities to their students. For six Fridays ...

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 9:17am

Without going into the details of either Senator McGuire's bill SB114 or the Governors Bill SB128, I would say both approaches get right at the problem, which is smoothing the oil price volatility in our single commodity economy.

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 4:30pm

Not only is there no smoking in most places, now they want to make it statewide! This is more government control and taking away more of our rights and our freedoms.

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 3:41pm

My name is Jackson Blackwell and I am a Junior at Soldotna High School. Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 328, also known as the “take it outside” acts protect the health and safety of all Alaskans. These bills would simply ask individuals to not smoke inside of public workplaces. Being teenagers mys...

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 8:39am

In the Monday edition of the Peninsula Clarion there was an article by Elizabeth Earl describing the Alaska State Legislature considering a sockeye stamp for anglers. In the article it described the stamp being required for individual anglers, not personal-use fisheries (dipnetters), nor guide busin...

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 8:37am

Over six years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court made one of the worst rulings in this country's history on Citizens United vs. FEC. The majority on the Court decided that money is speech and corporations are people.

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 9:01pm

In preparation for the 2016 Job Shadow Day, 121 juniors at Kenai Central High School spent several months researching careers and preparing business portfolios, including job applications, résumés, and cover letters. The unit culminated with individualized, first-hand workplace experiences with lo...

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 9:26am


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