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Without a single objection, the Legislature approved the three candidates for the Board of Fisheries in a joint session Friday. Two of the candidates - Israel Payton of Wasilla and Robert Ruffner of Soldotna - will take their seats on July 1, 2016.

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 8:28pm

JUNEAU - The third time was the charm for Gov. Bill Walker's attempts to fill seats on Alaska's Board of Fisheries, but one of his appointments to the Board of Game was rejected by lawmakers on Friday.

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 8:27pm

Kenai’s first commercial marijuana business — Red Run Cannabis Company — has permission from the Kenai Planning and Zoning Commission to open a cultivation facility and shop beside the Spur Highway in Kenai’s Thompson Park subdivision, an area where commercial zoning sits adjacent to residen...

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 8:34pm

Two skiers were whisked off of Harding Icefield on the eastern Kenai Peninsula Tuesday by an Alaska Air National Guard helicopter. Crews found the pair after they were stranded for four days, according to a report from public radio station KBBI.

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 8:34pm

The City of Soldotna is gearing up to work on its budget in the wake of revenue decreases, including taking a look at what kind of capital projects it will be able to afford in the coming years.

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 8:34pm

A Kasilof local has found a way to address difficulties crops have accessing existing nitrogen in Alaska's soils, and to infuse additional, essential nutrients into arable land.

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 8:34pm

A controversial proposal to require owners of domestic sheep and goats in Alaska to permit their animals has been pushed back for two years.

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 8:34pm

The front of the MediCenter building in Kenai was damaged when a driver backed onto the pavement and was lodged between the siding and a pillar on Monday afternoon.

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 2:02pm

The debate over proposed changes to the oil and gas tax credit program is coming down to the wire, with just days left in the regular Legislative session.

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 9:22pm

Several orange cones set up to outline a driving course in the Kenai Central High School parking lot Wednesday took a beating in the name of education — they were clipped, knocked over and dragged for several feet trapped beneath a golf cart driven by students in the school’s health classes. Eac...

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 9:29pm


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