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Cooks Nita Jackson and Tyler Hall crack eggs for the quiche Hall will be making Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Veronica's Cafe in Kenai, Alaska.

Egg-spenses on the rise: Avian flu outbreak in Lower 48 leads to higher costs

Egg prices have shot up across the central Kenai Peninsula within the past month, causing concern for local sellers and buyers. The increase is due to a massive loss of laying hens in Lower 48 poultry operations.

by Kelly Sullivan

Farmers, state agencies keep eye on local flocks

Alaska flocks have not yet been stricken by the largest avian influenza outbreak to hit the poultry industry in history. The risk is still there for infection on a local scale.
Kelly Sullivan

Despite criticism, mobile food cart regs sent to Soldotna Council with no changes

It's a lucrative business model for some. Park a mobile trailer inside city limits in Soldotna for a few months out of the summer, feed the throngs of tourists, then park and close to avoid the expenses of staying open during the slower...
Rashah McChesney

Kenai City Council gives guidance on marijuana issues

Kenai City Council members provided recommendations for the Planning and Zoning Commission to use as guidance for developing marijuana regulations during a Wednesday night meeting.
MEGAN PACER

Fire disaster assistance available

Families affected by area wildfires will have the opportunity to apply for state assistance this month.
MEGAN PACER
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