Coverage too graphic, insensitive

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 09:27

I am appalled at the lack of discretion used by the Peninsula Clarion when you broke the story about Bradley Elliott and the charges brought against him. We live in a day and age where the “shock factor” seems to be lifted higher and higher in an effort to desensitize the general public. Of...

Op-ed: Witness to Nice

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 17:13

We were on vacation. Nice is a favorite destination of ours. That night, we decided to watch the Bastille Day fireworks from our rental-apartment balcony, overlooking the beautiful Mediterranean. It’s a good thing we did. As the last Roman candles sputtered and the thousands of spectators...

What others say: Legislature comes up short again

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 17:13

Throughout the regular, extended and special sessions of the Legislature this year, it was sometimes difficult to tell who the adults were in Juneau. But in the garbage fire that was the second special session of the year, it became painfully apparent who the children were. The tormented week...

4 rescued after boat capsizes

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 10:28

Four people were brought safely to shore after their boat capsized Tuesday near the Kenai City Dock.

The 18-foot low boat took on water after being hit with a wake, said Kenai Fire Battalion Chief Tony Prior. All four people in the boat were wearing life vests, and none of them had to be...

Thomas: Pence is salt to Trump's pepper

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 09:27

The announcement by Donald Trump of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate had not yet been made official last Thursday, but that didn’t stop the hard left from hauling out its familiar and overused rhetoric.

Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action,...

Oilers, Bucs split doubleheader

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 00:37

The Oilers won the first game 4-2 before falling 2-1 in the second game.

Peninsula is now 14-13 in the ABL, good for second place but 2.5 games behind the league-leading Mat-Su Miners. The Bucs are 15-15.

With nine games scheduled for this week, the Oilers got a big boost from...

Air pollution reduction settlement reached for 6 refineries

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 22:33

SEATTLE — The Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced a $425 million settlement with two companies to reduce air pollution at six petroleum refineries in the West.

The agreement with Tesoro Corp. and Par Hawaii Refining resolves alleged...

Walker adds oil and gas advisor to cabinet

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 22:33

Gov. Bill Walker’s cabinet is changing again, this time by way of addition.

Walker announced Monday longtime oil industry professional John Hendrix has been appointed as his chief oil and gas advisor, which is a newly created cabinet level position. He introduced Hendrix during a luncheon...

Kenai Food Hub makes big impact for local growers

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 09:13

As the season extends, so has the reach of the Kenai Peninsula Food Hub.

More sellers sign up on the central Kenai Peninsula, in Homer and now Seldovia, each week, bringing with them a variety of fresh local produce, honey, seafood, and this week, the first peonies.

Perhaps,...

Senate follows House's lead, adjourns special session

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 22:34

Lawmakers have officially ended the fifth special session of the 29th Alaska Legislature.

At 11:45 a.m. Monday, Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, dropped the gavel on the Senate’s session, following in the path of the House, which gaveled out on Friday. Under Article II, Section...