News

With 42 elected offices opening up this fall, Kenai Peninsula residents will have ample opportunity to get involved in local governments. On October 3, voters will elect new members to the Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly, board of education, borough mayor’s office, Kenai and Soldotna city councils, and numerous service area boards. For those considering the further step of adding their names to that ballot, here is an overview of how to start.

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Local News

US Senate looks to renew ‘Frankenfish’ import ban

With support from Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Congress is preparing to renew a ban on the importation of genetically engineered salmon.

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AirBNB hosted over 15,000 on peninsula last year

When the river is crowded, Fred Meyer is packed and traffic is backed up, it’s a sure sign that tourist season on the Kenai Peninsula... Read more

Crime & Courts

Alaska lawmakers reach deal to avert deficit, but final vote awaits

Alaska lawmakers have agreed upon a plan to avert a statewide government shutdown, but at press time Thursday, the Alaska Legislature’s various factions were struggling... Read more

On the docks, no sympathy for deadlocked lawmakers

Boats don’t have wheels. This may go without saying, but as Juneau commercial fisherman Brian Delay joked Friday at Don D. Statter Harbor, it’s worth... Read more

State looks to trim Medicaid costs by $30M

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is trying to cut $30 million out of its Medicaid program budget this year.

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