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JUNEAU - Members of the House Finance Committee grilled state budget officials Monday on how realistic their 10-year budget plan is. The plan drafted by Gov. Sean Parnell's budget office is intended as a planning tool.

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 10:33pm

Topping the Kenai Peninsula Borough's federal priorities list for fiscal year 2015 are environmental concerns that, without action, could affect the local economy.

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 10:33pm

A former Soldotna school nurse pleaded guilty to a charge of tampering with public records Monday afternoon at the Kenai Courthouse after allegations that she forged a signature on school immunization records.

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 10:33pm

JUNEAU - The floor of the Alaska Senate broke into an impromptu debate over oil taxes Monday. Sen. Cathy Giessel sparked the discussion in a special order, which is when members speak on issues of their own choosing.

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 10:33pm

ANCHORAGE - Change is hard. The evolution of commercial setnetting in the Cook Inlet is no different.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 10:06pm

A 6-year-old Kenai boy remains in an Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital in Anchorage after a swimming accident at a hotel pool Friday night. Floyd Murphy, a Kindergarten student at Kaleidoscope, underwent CPR after water went into his lungs, according to a Facebook page put up by parents T...

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 10:42am

HOMER — Although Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials have been exploring a new state partner for the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the prospect of declining budgets for the Division of Sport Fish, its current home, does not mean the reserve will close or move. “That...

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 10:06pm

After 23 years serving the City of Kenai, Fire Chief Mike Tilly hung his hat up for the last time Friday. The Kenai Fire Department celebrated Tilly's career with a retirement party at the station on Wednesday.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 10:06pm

In-step with Gov. Sean Parnell's message of fiscal restraint, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Deputy Commissioner John Binder said the Statewide Aviation division is returning to its basic responsibilities.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 10:06pm

Three students colored paper wings and bird bodies, cut out the pieces and glued them together creating camouflage, multi-color and brown paper Arctic Terns, which they then took in search of paper fish - the bird's food.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 5:20pm


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