Industry Outlook Forum looks to diversity

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:38

Next month’s Industry Outlook Forum will hinge around the diversity of the Kenai Peninsula’s economy, featuring speakers from nearly every industry.

Senators tout tax bill provisions as beneficial

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 22:47

JUNEAU — The cruise industry has dodged a tax increase after Alaska’s U.S. senators helped strike the provision from the tax bill that passed the Senate.

Caring for my Backyard

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:51

Each year students across the Kenai Peninsula are tasked with finding a way to care for the place that they call home in the annual Caring for the Kenai competition, but this year the competition is expanding to include the backyard.

Crash in Turnagain Pass sends 1 to hospital

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:03

A car accident in the Turnagain Pass on Sunday afternoon due to slushy road conditions sent a man to the hospital.

It is what it is: Paying for the experience

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:18

So, I did it. I followed the latest pop psychology trend and spent money on an experience, rather than a thing.

Sterling Judo Club members win in local judo competitions

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:18

Sterling Judo Club members win in local judo competitions

Notes from the Recycling Bin

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:18

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Learning for Life: Healthier holidays

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:17

Healthier holidays

Op-ed: The con artists

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:02

It’s like your standard con: The flimflammer counts on the flimflammee to be ripe for the swindle, to be a larcenous cheat him- or herself. In the case of the journalistic sting, the political hustler relies on the overly ambitious reporter’s willingness to cut corners in the name of the big scoop. Anytime I was covering a scandal, whether it involved a Republican or Democrat, I could always count on some operative furtively telling me that someone in the other party was about to be exposed for even worse sleazy behavior, usually sexual. He or she was telling me “as a friend,” and the kicker would be that a competing news organization was about to blow the lid off the story. The idea was to panic me into abandoning my normal caution so I could avoid being battered by my bosses because I was beaten on the story. They were shameless.

Op-ed: The return of virtue

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:02

Rarely has the idiom “virtue is its own reward” looked better than it does in light of the sex scandals sweeping the nation. The so-called “prudishness,” of a previous generation and the respect most men were once taught to have for women — and which Hugh Hefner and his disciples of “free love” mocked — are looking better with each passing day.