What others say: ‘Enough is enough’

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:37

Gunmen have murdered six police officers throughout the U.S. since Dec. 31, including the killing of El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Micah Flick in Colorado Springs on Monday.

Op-ed: She said, he said

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:37

There are so many problems in making a charge of sexual misbehavior and even more starkly when it comes to accusations of domestic abuse. Not the least of this is when Person No. 1 (usually, but not always, a woman) points the finger at Person No. 2 (usually, but not always, a man). When the man denies the allegations, we often are left with uncertainty over which one to believe. That’s exactly what the administration faced with two key people on the president’s staff — Rob Porter, the man who handled all the presidential paperwork and the most classified material, along with speechwriter David Sorensen. Both were accused by various ex-wives of physical and emotional abuse; both adamantly reject the charges. We are left with the classic “she said, he said” situation.

Kenai Watershed Forum to host environmental film festival

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:22

It will be a night of drinks, mingling and movies — with some environmental awareness thrown in.

Carving out time to learn something new

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:21

A beginner whittler is usually timid.

Fishing license sales drop in 2017

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:21

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s sportfishing license sales fell last year, even while its revenue from license sales increased.

Report: More than 500K out-of-state tourists came to Kenai in 2016

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:20

More than 562,000 people from outside the state visited the Kenai Peninsula in summer 2016, about 10 times the area’s resident population, according to a recent McDowell Group study.

Homer’s Kuzmin makes All-State hockey team

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 23:56

Homer junior Dimitry Kuzmin was one of 20 hockey players from around the state to be named to the 2018 High School Hockey All-State team, which was released Tuesday by the Alaska High School Hockey Coaches Association.

Monday hoops: Ninilchik girls, boys sweep Aniak

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 20:59

The host Ninilchik girls and boys basketball teams swept Akiak in nonconference action Monday.

Etsy.com lifts ban on Alaska Native’s otter fur handicrafts

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 23:12

ANCHORAGE — An Alaska Native man said his otter fur handicrafts are for sale again on Etsy.com after the website briefly took them down to align with a new policy targeting the illegal trade of ivory and items made from parts of endangered or threatened animals.

Republicans urged to buck Walker on Senate pick

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 23:12

JUNEAU — Alaska Senate Republicans face pressure from within their party to reject Gov. Bill Walker’s pick to fill an open Senate seat after the independent Walker sidestepped a list of GOP finalists in making his selection.