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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Central Emergency Services firefighters head into a burning training building Wednesday August 6, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

CES launches new volunteer program

If all goes as planned, the central Kenai Peninsula should see a surge in the number of personnel responding to fires and medical emergencies.

by Rashah McChesney

Residents from around peninsula join to prevent Soldotna home rule

For one Alaskan group, Tuesday's special election in Soldotna is more than just an issue for the city.
IAN FOLEY

Alaska halibut catch sees first increase in a decade

JUNEAU, Alaska - Fishermen in Alaska will have access to slightly more halibut this year than last. The International Pacific Halibut Commission voted Friday in Vancouver, British Columbia, for a total catch in Alaska of 21.
Molly Dischner

State lawmakers riled up over federal actions

JUNEAU, Alaska - One Alaska state senator is advocating an act of civil disobedience against the federal government and another referenced Alaskans "packin' heat" at the end of a poem skewering federal actions.
Becky Bohrer

Plans suspended to double wind turbines at Fire Island

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Plans to add turbines to the Fire Island Wind project were suspended this month when the project ran into a hitch: No one wants to buy the power. Suzanne Gibson, senior director of energy development for Cook Inlet...
SUZANNA CALDWELL
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