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The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District plans to be operating school pools more efficiently by the start of the 2016 school year.

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 9:33am

Annika Oren's family moved to Kenai from Fairbanks when she was in elementary school. Soon after arriving, Oren's mother signed her up for the Kenai Boys and Girl's club.

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 9:33am

JUNEAU — If people are uncomfortable with the impact of rescheduling ferry reservations, they will never be comfortable with the type of cuts needed to make the state budget work, a Senate Finance Committee member said during a hearing Friday. In an interview, Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, said...

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 9:27pm

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District students will take the Alaska Measures of Progress, or AMP, standardized test on March 30.  The assessment is now a statewide requirement for grades three through 10 and is meant to evaluate a student’s grasp of Alaska English Language Arts and Mathemat...

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 9:59pm


Sun, 02/22/2015 - 9:57pm

JUNEAU, Alaska — The big news at the Capitol this past week was Gov. Bill Walker’s gas line proposal, one that some legislators fear will create an atmosphere of uncertainty over efforts to bring Alaska’s gas to market. The state has been pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project, known a...

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 9:54pm

JUNEAU — Major transportation projects are being put on hold, or remain in limbo, as the state of Alaska deals with the fallout of declining oil prices and the changing priorities of a new administration. But other projects, such as the recent $25 million Brotherhood Bridge replacement project in ...

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 9:26pm

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The head of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation says this year's dividend is expected to be in the same range as last year's payout. Corporation CEO Mike Burns says the amount is expected to remain about the same for several years. Eligible Alaskans last year received $1,8...

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:15pm

Students at Kenai Peninsula College will see a 5 percent increase in tuition following a Friday vote by the University of Alaska Board of Regents.  The change will equate to an $ 8-$11 increase for in-state undergraduate students, according to a University of Alaska Office of University of Adva...

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 5:57pm

A two-month investigation into distribution of methamphetamines and heroin in the Kasilof area resulted in the arrest of six people Thursday. At about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, members of the Soldotna office of the Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit, along with the Alaska Bureau of Investigations, Alaska Wil...

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:52pm


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