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Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion
Margy Cox leans over on of the many panels making up the 16-by-28 foot mural community members painted Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12, at the Nikiski Recreation Center.

Painting the town

It took a small army to complete the 16-by-28 foot community mural. Nearly 100 eager Nikiski community members filled in the panels over two full-day sessions in a seldom-used classroom at the Nikiski Recreation Center last Friday and Saturday.

by Kelly Sullivan

House panel advances governor's pension plan

JUNEAU - The House Finance Committee advanced Gov. Sean Parnell's plan for addressing the state's pension obligation Tuesday, but the issue was not yet settled.
Becky Bohrer

Cook Inlet Aquaculture buys defunct Port Graham Hatchery

Pink salmon fishing in the Lower Cook Inlet could soon be revitalized as the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association finalized its purchase of the Port Graham Hatchery on Monday after nearly two years of planning, permitting and logistics.
Rashah McChesney

Begich discusses economic future

Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Begich said he remembers driving through the Kenai Peninsula five years ago, shortly after his election to the U.S. Senate, and noticing the economy here was not in the best of shape.

ConocoPhillips to resume LNG exports

ConocoPhillips is restarting its liquefied natural gas plant on the Kenai Peninsula and will resume shipments of LNG in May, the company announced Monday. Five shipments are planned this year, ConocoPhillips spokeswoman Amy Burnett said.
TIM BRADNER Morris News Service-Alaska


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