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When North America's largest-known earthquake shook Alaska for all it was worth at 5:36 p.m., on Good Friday, March 27, 1964, George Plafker was in the right place at the very right time. At 35, Plafker was an up-and-coming geologist with the U.S.

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 8:17pm

A month after the Alaska Board of Fisheries made substantive changes to portions of the Kenai River Late-Run King Salmon Management Plan, two commercial setnet fishing organizations have filed emergency petitions seeking relief from and clarification of portions of the new regulations.  The Ken...

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:26pm

Local citizens filled the Kenai City Council Chambers beyond capacity Wednesday to show their emphatic support for a veterans memorial in Leif Hansen Memorial Park. Two additional rows of chairs were added to ensure seats for everyone in the room.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 8:26am

After nearly a year of debate about the design of a monument in Leif Hanson Memorial Park, the Kenai City Council will hear from the public for the first time during tonight's meeting.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:06pm


Thu, 03/20/2014 - 10:29pm

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mead Treadwell has parted ways with his campaign manager. Spokesman Fred Brown says it "frees up a lot of room" for Treadwell to focus on other areas and frees up the campaign's finances.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 9:20pm

The state Board of Fisheries opted against creating additional opportunity to harvest tanner crabs in Cook Inlet Thursday, although it made other changes to existing crab fisheries in the area.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 9:06pm

The third draft of the City of Soldotna's Safe Routes to Schools Walk Zone Inventory and Recommendations Draft was met with public support and lingering concerns, at a Wednesday meeting.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 9:06pm

JUNEAU, Alaska - The House Finance Committee on Thursday moved a bill that would end the high school exit examination. House Bill 220, sponsored by Rep. Pete Higgins, R=Fairbanks, would scrap the secondary-student competency examination.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 9:05pm


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