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Fire footprint - ghosts of fires past

...three weeks after the fire was first detected on May 19, 60 per cent of the perimeter has now been contained. On this particular...used to estimate the fire perimeter, estimated that only 65 per cent of the 200,000 acres actually burned. Of the area that burned...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-06-12-0
Outdoors
Senators propose 12-cent gas tax increase

WASHINGTON - Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress' struggle to pay for highway and transit programs.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-19/senators-propose-12-cent-gas-tax-inc
News
Rich Lowry: The equal-pay canard

...alleged "war on women." Drawn from Census Bureau data, the 77-cent stat is a comparison of the earnings of women working full time...Democratic senators. By the crude logic of the promoters of the 77-cent figure, every one of these offices is guilty of rank discrimination...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-04-13/rich-lowry-the-equal-pay-canard
Opinion
'We didn't get dinner that night'

...Road, Mavis Cone had invited another family over for dinner. The two families were looking at her new John F. Kennedy 50-cent piece before enjoying their meal. In East Anchorage, Kit Hill, a high school senior, was at home making dinner with her sisters...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-22/we-didnt-get-dinner-that-night
News
Voices of Alaska: Measure would preserve spill response, prevention efforts

...System. Under the Oil and Hazardous Substance Release Prevention and Response Fund (formerly known as the "470 Fund"), one cent of the surcharge goes to the response side, while the remaining four cents goes to prevention. The prevention portion pays...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-04-02/voices-of-alaska-measure-would-pr
Opinion
Rich Lowry: A military budget of delusion

...government spending as government spending - on everything but defense. In 2009, it was $800 billion for stimulus but not a cent for defense. In his wisdom, he is perfectly content to slash a function of government that is indisputably constitutional...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-02-26/rich-lowry-a-military-budget-of-d
Opinion
Minimum wage hasn't kept up with cost of living

...minimum wage was last increased, there has been roughly a 50 to 75 percent in the cost of merchandise. My measly 1.3 per cent raise in Social Security is eaten up every week when we go into stores because of their raising the prices daily.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-02-14/minimum-wage-hasnt-kept-u
Letters
Assembly raises 911 tax

...a month at the request of borough Mayor Mike Navarre. The 30 cent increase adds an additional $242,000 toward the expected total...passing Tuesday's measure to increase the 911 tax. Even the 30 cent increase will not cover all the 911 expense, Navarre said...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-06-05/assembly-raises-911-tax
News

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http://peninsulaclarion.com/2012-12-01-1
Fifty feet too much to give up

...you say may be OK for your 13.94 acres but what would you be saying if the KPB "took 4 acres from you without paying you one cent"? What if you owned 16,435 square feet on the Kenai River and the KPB took roughly one fourth of it (90 feet of frontage...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2013-04-10/fifty-feet-too-much-to-gi
Letters

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