Op-ed: May and Trump: A replay of Thatcher and Reagan?

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 13:06

Is Britain’s new prime minister, Theresa May, Margaret Thatcher reincarnated? There are similarities.

May is certainly as tough as the Iron Lady. As home secretary for longer than any of her predecessors, she has strongly opposed uncontrolled immigration. The Home Office introduced visa...

Op-ed: Too-notorious RBG

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 13:06

Ruth Bader Ginsburg now has expressed regret over her “ill-advised” comments ripping into Donald Trump. Still, by speaking out in this totally inappropriate way, she has demonstrated that the whole idea of judges or even justices being apolitical is a crock. When Chief Justice John Roberts was...

A slow traffic solution?

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 13:06

We’ve all been there at one time or another — stuck behind a vehicle going slow enough to hold us up, but just fast enough to make passing safely a difficult proposition.

And at some point, many of us have been driving one of those slow-moving vehicles — maybe we’ve hitched up a trailer,...

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 12:07

“Soldotna Senior Center’s Summer Bazaar, Bake Sale, quilt raffle and

gorgeous quilt display hosted by Robin’s Place Fabrics will be held

on Friday & Saturday, July 22nd & 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

There will be many vendors with beautiful arts & crafts to...

It is what it is: Going crazy

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 12:07

I’ve now lived in Kenai for 17 years, and just recently, I had what I consider to be the second-most Alaskan comment I’ve ever heard directed my way.

The comment at the top of my list came just a few months after I started at the Clarion, when I was working as a sports reporter. I was...

Learning for Life: Free pressure canner dial gauge testing

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 12:07

The Cooperative Extension Service is offering free testing of pressure canner dial gauges weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the summer at the Extension Office located in the same building as Fish and Game on K-Beach Road. Gauges can be tested on or off the lid of the canner.

It is...

Community News and Notes

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 14:47
News and Notes

Quiner recognized by National Society of High School Scholars

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced student Lochlan H. Quiner from Kenai has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who...

Brexiit explained for Americans

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 10:02

Although many people have asked me to explain Great Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, I thought I could duck the issue until it blew over. I hate politics. After it was revealed that I speak the English language, though, the mail doubled.

A high percentage of Bri­tons were asking...

House adjourns without deficit fix; Alaska has 36 months of savings remaining

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 21:29

The Alaska House of Representatives has adjourned the fifth special session of the 29th Alaska Legislature.

At 2:31 p.m., lawmakers agreed to leave Juneau after five days. House members held no committee hearings or votes on resolving Alaska’s $3 billion budget deficit, and they also...