Op-ed: Obamacare and other Unhealthy acts

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:47

Is there anyone who can point to the “Affordable Care Act” (aka Obamacare) and credibly claim it is accomplishing the goals set for it seven years ago?

Oilers rained out

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 00:24

The Alaska Baseball League game between the Peninsula Oilers and Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Monday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai was rained out.

Former Brown Bears player Evingson goes in NHL Draft

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 00:24

Former Kenai River Brown Bears defenseman Croix Evingson, of Anchorage, was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the seventh round of the NHL Draft on Saturday.

Results posted for Homer Spit Run

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 00:24

Anchorage’s Jake Moe and Boston’s Laura Hansen won the 10-kilometer Homer Spit Run on Saturday.

Increased bear maulings puzzle wildlife officials

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:52

ANCHORAGE — Two more Alaskans were mauled by bears over the weekend, bringing the number of bear attacks in the state to four in less than a week, including two fatalities.

A hiker’s dream: finding a cushion at the top

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 09:18

Silene acauilis, commonly known as moss campion or cushion pink, is seen along the Mount Marathon hiking trail in Seward Thursday. The mountain-dwelling flower grows above the treelines, and flourishes in dry, gravelly terrains, like the shale slopes of Mount Marathon, according to the National Audobon Society. The moss campion is also a compass plant, able to help a wandering hiker since the wildflowers pop up on the south side of the plant’s mossy green cushion. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

School district gets budget answers

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:51

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s looming question has been answered — they will receive status quo funding from the state for the 2017 - 2018 school year.

Interior Department OKs survey for Izembek road

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:51

ANCHORAGE — A proposed road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska, rejected by President Barack Obama, is getting new life in the Donald Trump administration.

Soldotna student receives scholarship

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:51

A dirty job may not be in his future, but Soldotna High School student Derek Lewis was able to travel to Louisville, Kentucky thanks to television host Mike Rowe’s foundation mikeroweWORKS.

Voices of Alaska: It is time for leadership and compromise

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:07

Governor Bill Walker’s decision to call the Alaska State Legislature into a Second Special Session provided the spark needed to bring all sides to the table to negotiate a compromise budget to prevent a devastating government shutdown in Alaska. Passage of the budget Thursday night means the ferries will continue running, commercial fisheries can go on uninterrupted, and State Troopers will still be available to respond to emergencies. Preventing a government shutdown was of the utmost importance but there is more work to do to secure a stable economic future for Alaska.