What others say: Congress must get to the bottom of Russia interference

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:57

The foremost strategic goal of last year’s Russian meddling in US elections, former director of national intelligence James Clapper said at his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, was to sow discord and distrust among Americans.

Op-ed: A scandal about smoke

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:56

The cliche about the Russia investigation is that there’s a lot of smoke, and with the firing of FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump rolled a military-grade smoke grenade into the room.

How big can the Alaska health care bubble grow?

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 21:09

Alaska faces a paradox with its health care industry.

New life for North Slope 100 million years in the making

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:03

All of a sudden, Alaska has more than 400,000 barrels per day of new oil potential.

Kenai airport commission hears further details of PRL airship

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 19:43

With a first-generation hybrid airship planned to start work in 2019 for transportation and contracting company PRL Logistics, both the airship’s range of missions and the role of its Kenai base remain up in the air according to PRL founder and CEO Ron Hyde.

Photo: Nesting season

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 19:43

A trumpeter swan sunbathes on an unnamed lake near Skilak Lake on Thursday on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Trumpeter swans, which mate for life, typically nest in marshes next to small lakes as early in the spring as thaw allows, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. They need between 140 and 54 ice-free days to complete a breeding cycle. The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has a growing population of swans, with about 50 nesting pairs. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Senate kills income tax

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 23:42

The Alaska Senate on Friday voted 15-4 to kill an income tax proposed by the House, all but ensuring the Alaska’s multibillion-dollar deficit will not be solved this year.

Food for thought

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 19:43

On the corner of North Binkley Street and East Park Avenue, students at Soldotna Montessori Charter School are fighting hunger in the community with a new mini food pantry.

KPC celebrates 47th commencement

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 22:03

From GED diplomas to master’s degrees, over 100 certificates and diplomas were conferred at Kenai Peninsula College’s 47th annual commencement Thursday in the Renée C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School.

EPA allows mine company to pursue permits near Alaska bay

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 21:59

JUNEAU — In a sharp reversal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cleared a way for the company seeking to develop a massive copper and gold deposit near the headwaters of a world-class salmon fishery in southwest Alaska to pursue permits.