Op-ed: Royal couple/odd couple

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 09:25

Usually, the only place to hear cultured British accents is anytime on PBS, but on the eve of the royal wedding, British experts were flooding the other domestic networks, making the U.S. news personalities sound like American riffraff (pardon the redundancy).

What others say: Georgia governor’s race plays at identity politics

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 09:24

says state governor candidates are playing identity politics:

Onward and upward: Kenai Central students pursue new paths

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:09

Their aspirations are diverse, and their paths may soon diverge, but Kenai Central High Schools graduates had one last opportunity to share a moment together Monday night.

Health insurance continues adding to Kenai budget

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 09:55

The city of Kenai’s proposed fiscal 2019 budget includes no tax increases while it copes with rising employee health insurance costs and adds a human resources manager to, hopefully, better manage those costs. The budget, which would take effect July 1, also includes $200,000 for street repairs and about $133,000 for refurbishments to the Kenai recreation, senior and visitor centers.

River City Academy graduates nine

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:14

The nine River City Academy students who turned their tassels at a Monday afternoon graduation ceremony at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex spoke about the interests they had discovered during their time at the small, tight-knit school, and about the people that had helped shape them there.

Area athletes compete at Gold Nugget Triathlon

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 23:55

The Gold Nugget Triathlon was held Saturday in Anchorage, with 500-yard swim, 12-mile bike and 3.5-mile run. The victory went to Sheryl Mohwinkel-Fleming of Anchorage in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 7 seconds.

SoHi’s Books to compete for top collegiate shotgun shooting team

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 23:55

Soldotna senior Emily Books has signed her national letter of intent to attend Midland University in Freemont, Nebraska, and be a member of the shotgun shooting team.

Op-ed: The GOP’s fear factor

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 14:15

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” he could not have foreseen today’s Republican Party.

What others say: Undercutting birth control funding will backfire

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 14:15

For nearly half a century, the Title X Family Planning Program has been a crucial source of federal dollars for family planning and related health care services for low-income Americans. Enacted with bipartisan support in 1970, the program’s mandate to provide “a broad range of acceptable and effective family planning methods and services” has helped millions of lower-income women each year obtain contraceptives and take control of their destinies, at least in terms of deciding if and when to have children.

Voices of Alaska: Bipartisan cooperation leads to results in health care policy

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 14:14

The Alaska Legislature ended its session May 12. With the final gavel falling, two years of the longest budgets fights between Alaskans in over a generation came to a close. Attention will deservedly be focused on the “big ticket” items this session brought: an operating budget that was completed before Memorial Day for the first time in nearly half a decade; prefunding education; and protection of our Permanent Fund Earnings Reserve from overdraws by future legislatures.