...factors in determining comparables. "You'd look for something that has the most similar...date, and the starting point is that you'd want to have a parcel that has a similar...each of the parcels within that zone, you'd have to look at the physical characteristics...

Two contested races for Soldotna council; mayoral candidate to run unopposed

...Whitney wrote in his bio that his time on Soldotna's council has been both challenging and rewarding. He wrote that he'd like to continue helping the community grow responsibly and address issues like the expansion of city services and economic growth...

Unhinged Alaska: The pitfalls of being a freelancer

...amazing yet deeply appreciated because it is the quintessential guide as what not to do. Try mooching in a cistern. At least you'd be out of sight and possibly more successful."That was a heck of thing for a loving sibling to write. But she's been grumpy...

Reeling it in: Go for a thrill ride in 'Cop Car'

...The big movie choices this week here on the Peninsula were a D-level reboot of a box office bomb based an old video game...enjoyed this film, though it does end somewhat bloodier than I'd expected. The tension ramps perfectly throughout the film, the...

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Redford takes a walk through his classic buddy roles

...play games," said Redford."He loved to tell jokes that were so awful. He'd tell you a joke at 11 o'clock and he'd be the only guy laughing. And then he'd tell the same joke again at 2, forgetting that he'd already told it. We had...

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Op-ed: Trump and Biden in 2016

...is reported to be game-planning how he'd overcome Hillary Clinton's huge advantages...gargantuan organization and tons of money. He'd definitely be starting behind. The truth...social-media and cable-news outrage. We'd be regaled with a daily competition of Dueling...

Secondhand souls came with instructions

...former-Buddhist-nun girlfriend, Audrey, found him dying from Morrigan venom, she'd had to put his soul somewhere; leftover ham and alligator parts were handy. He'd have a real body again, once Audrey figured out how to find someone not quite dead...

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Op-ed: The end of China envy

...gauzy GDP numbers, but that is window dressing on a badly distorted economic system that is being managed about as well as you'd expect by a group of corrupt, self-interested statists, which is to say not well at all. Some perspective is in order with...

Governor plans to call for company buy-out in gas project

...arrangement we will have once we buy out TransCanada's position, assuming that the Legislature approves that," he said. "We'd have a 25-percent interest, and I'm very comfortable with that, as long as no one can block us from doing a project."

Three contested races for borough assembly seats

...Davis said it was a personal goal of his to serve in public office, one that hit home for him when he was living in Washington D.C. and visited the Capitol building. "I was standing on the steps ... and it was just as the sun was coming up and I thought...



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