A Kenai woman previously banned from Wal-Mart for shoplifting returned to the Kenai store on New Year's Eve and allegedly attempted to steal more than $800 in merchandise before police caught her in the parking lot.
Gov. Bill Walker and his new administration are still settling in as state legislators are packing up to head to Juneau for the 2015 session.
The annual political poker game begins Jan. 20 when the state Legislature convenes.
Which moves faster: the geological process of bluff erosion, or the bureaucratic process of project funding? According to a 2007 Army Corps of Engineers report, Kenai's bluffs retreat 3 feet each year.