Op-ed: The GOP’s fear factor

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 14:15

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” he could not have foreseen today’s Republican Party.

What others say: Undercutting birth control funding will backfire

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 14:15

For nearly half a century, the Title X Family Planning Program has been a crucial source of federal dollars for family planning and related health care services for low-income Americans. Enacted with bipartisan support in 1970, the program’s mandate to provide “a broad range of acceptable and effective family planning methods and services” has helped millions of lower-income women each year obtain contraceptives and take control of their destinies, at least in terms of deciding if and when to have children.

Voices of Alaska: Bipartisan cooperation leads to results in health care policy

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 14:14

The Alaska Legislature ended its session May 12. With the final gavel falling, two years of the longest budgets fights between Alaskans in over a generation came to a close. Attention will deservedly be focused on the “big ticket” items this session brought: an operating budget that was completed before Memorial Day for the first time in nearly half a decade; prefunding education; and protection of our Permanent Fund Earnings Reserve from overdraws by future legislatures.

Nikiski Youth Track meet features 380 kids

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 23:26

Nikiski was the site of the Nikiski Youth Track Meet May 9 as all the fastest first- through sixth-grade athletes converged for a day of fun that included about 380 competitors.

Middle school, unified results from borough track meet

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 23:26

The Kenai Peninsula Borough middle school and unified track meets were held in conjunction with the high school meet May 12 at Soldotna High School.

Brothers accused of assaulting, threatening woman

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:00

Two brothers face assault charges after allegedly hitting and threatening a Kenai woman during an argument over the weekend.

Alleged car thief arrested in Fred Meyer bathroom

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 09:46

A man accused of stealing a truck from an Anchorage hotel parking lot was arrested in the bathroom of the Soldotna Fred Meyer last week.

Brian D. Mollard, 33, was arrested May 16 after a report of...

Assembly to consider bonds for K-Selo school

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:01

Kenai Peninsula Borough voters may be asked this fall to take on several million dollars in bond debt to pay for a new school in the remote Russian Old Believer community of Kachemak-Selo.

A woof over their heads

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 21:32

Refuge seeks information on black bear poaching

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 21:32

Federal wildlife managers are looking for information about a black bear poaching near Cooper Landing.