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Deja vu in king salmon fishery

...politics and disregarded conservation of our genetically unique wild chinook for future generations. As of July 1, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will suddenly open the lower Kenai River to single hook, no bait king salmon fishing - with retention...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-07-02/deja-vu-in-king-salmon-fi
Letters
Kenai River king salmon return triggers restrictions in commercial setnet fishery

On the opening day of fishing for Kenai River late run king salmon Wednesday, Alaska Department of Fish and Game managers announced restrictions for the commercial setnet fishery that operates on the east side of Cook Inlet...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-01/kenai-river-king-salmon-return-trigg
News
Area fires cool off, burn bans lifted

...the Copper River Valley and several game management units throughout Alaska.According to a press release from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, the ban is being lifted on "state, private and municipal lands." The closure has not been...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-30/area-fires-cool-off-burn-bans-lifted
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Kasilof personal-use area expanded; sockeye sport bag limit raised

Due to a strong return of sockeye salmon into the Kasilof River, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has issued emergency orders to liberalize the Kasilof River personal-use and sport fisheries, effective 12...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-30/kasilof-personal-use-area-expanded-s
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Fishing report: Slow start for kings, but plenty of other options

...fair number of anglers were on the water to wet a line. Jason Pawluk, assistant area management biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said creel survey crews estimated more than 100 boats on the Kenai between 6 and 7 a.m. Wednesday...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-07-01/fishing-report-slow-start-for-ki
Outdoors
Mlynarik appointed to Marijuana Control Board

...are utilizing existing staff to support the board and will only be hiring a small number of new positions."The Alaska Department of Revenue estimates that tax revenues from commercial marijuana sales will generate between $5.1 million to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-01/mlynarik-appointed-to-marijuana-cont
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What others say: To fight rising prison costs, Alaska must reform

...state's prison system and who inhabits it.Next fiscal year, the state of Alaska will spend $326 million on the Alaska Department of Corrections. According to figures from the department, there were 5,267 Alaskans in prison on July 1, 2014...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-30/what-others-say-to-fight-rising-p
Opinion
Alaska stops Medicaid providers inflation-linked increases

...million drop in Medicaid funding for the coming year and won't be increasing rates for providers as a result.The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is freezing rates that usually increase to account for inflation each year."Where...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-30/alaska-stops-medicaid-providers-infl
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Skilak Lake Loop Road reopened

...p.m.: The burn closure has been lifted for the majority of the state, according to a press release from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. According to the release, the ban is being lifted on "state, private and municipal lands...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-28/firefighting-efforts-wind-down-on-ca
News
Still too dry: Burn ban remains in effect

Local fire departments have been responding to illegal fires since a burn closure was issued by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources on June 17. Troopers have responded to several calls to put out illegal fires. Kenai Fire Chief Jeff Tucker...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-29/despite-rain-burn-ban-remains-in-eff
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