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HABANIYAH, Iraq — Parading across a desert base, hundreds of Sunni tribesmen who graduated a crash training course stood ready to take on the Islamic State group on behalf of a government that many believed left them to die at the hands of the extremists. Among them were tribesmen who watched as I...

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 7:35pm

The Card Street fire continued on its east-bound path through the Kenai Peninsula Thursday, burning through the black spruce of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and nearing the Sterling Highway.

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:59pm

On a day with outside temperatures topping 80 degrees, animals left inside a vehicle with rolled up windows will be sitting in 110 degrees within 30 minutes. Within ten minutes the interior temperature car will reach 99 degrees Fahrenheit.

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:59pm

Two fires in the Cooper Landing showed minimal growth from Wednesday through Thursday, and additional crews have arrived to increase support.

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 9:00pm

A trial has started in Kenai for a cannery worker charged with first-degree sexual assault following a Kenai-area incident last July.

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 7:58pm

NIKISKI - Gov. Bill Walker is taking industry partners in the Alaska LNG Project to task for delays in resolving key issues affecting the large North Slope gas initiative.

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:58pm

The Card Street fire has been raging through Sterling since Monday, and is now estimated to be more than 2,500 acres.

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 3:34pm

Nikiski residents will again be given the chance to vote for expanded police protection. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday voted to put the option of a Nikiski Police Service Area on the ballot in October.

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:10pm

A single-vehicle crash at mile 147 of the Sterling Highway on Wednesday killed the vehicle's driver, according to Alaska State Troopers. Troopers were notified of the crash at approximately 4:12 p.m. and responded.

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 5:08pm

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker met with Kenai Mayor Pat Porter and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre on Wednesday to discuss state resource use, a potential statewide burning ban and a disaster declaration for the Kenai Peninsula.

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:30pm


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