Op-ed: Awful questions, no answers

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 13:37

We don’t know if President Donald Trump was purely motivated to fire cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield. Was he genuinely horrified by the nerve-gas attack on a rebel-held town ordered by dictator Bashar Assad? His strongest critics insist that Trump saw the revulsion at the deaths of the innocents, including children, really and cynically as an opportunity to boost his approval ratings, which have spiraled ever downward during the constant embarrassments that have defined the earliest days of his administration. There is no way to know.

Marijuana the safest of the vices

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 13:44

This article is mainly for Christians who adamantly oppose marijuana as I once did.

Save the Bears effort enters its final week

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 21:15

The effort to save the Kenai River Brown Bears has entered into its final week.

Homer boys, Soldotna girls claim soccer victories

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 00:31

The Soldotna girls and Homer boys soccer teams claimed victories Tuesday at Soldotna High School, with both games ending at 2-1.

Assembly considers restricting telephone participation for members

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 20:28

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is considering an ordinance that would set additional guidelines for how members can participate by phone.

Spring’s out, wings out

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 20:24

With the onset of warmer weather, a pair of swans have arrived on the Kenai River Flats on Tuesday in Kenai, Alaska. (Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Bill would expand prisoner employment opportunities

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 20:23

A bill making its way through the Alaska House of Representatives has the potential to revitalize work programs for the state’s incarcerated population and fill gaps in certain industries, according to its supporters.

Ninilchik gets approval for Kenai gillnet in 2017

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 20:19

The Ninilchik Traditional Council officially has permission to put a gillnet in the Kenai and Kasilof rivers again this summer, but with a few changes.

Body of man recovered in Turnagain Arm off Beluga Point

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 13:27

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The body of a man has been recovered from Turnagain Arm near Beluga Point.

In Tyonek, surprise, relief over PacRim change of plans

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 22:57

After last week’s announcement that PacRim Coal is halting plans for a strip-mine in their region, some inhabitants of the west Cook Inlet’s Chuitna watershed are declaring victory.