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Voices of the Peninsula: Shedding some light on educators' pay

...would be right. A teacher could retire in 20 years with 40 percent of their highest 3 years as their retirement for life. Defined benefits ended for teachers hired 2006 and later. Today's reality is much different. The employee contributes 8 percent...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-16/voices-of-the-peninsula-shedding-
Opinion
What others say: Focus on cuts has avoided other half of the equation

...fund as possible while simultaneously providing for the state's transition away from oil as its dominant revenue source. As defined by the trustees, POMV "would limit yearly withdrawals from the fund to no more than 5 percent of the fund's market value...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-14/what-others-say-focus-on-cuts-has
Opinion
Level playing field?

The term "level playing field" is defined as "a situation in which everyone has a fair and equal chance of succeeding."In basketball, football, hockey, soccer and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-04-11/level-playing-field
Sports
Christianity created the modern world

...public and private spheres, but between public and domestic spheres, the latter characterized by the family with its rigidly defined hierarchical roles. There was no room for the individual with his or her own rights."The most distinctive thing about Greek...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-04/christianity-created-the-modern-w
Opinion
Soldotna pot ordinance goes up in smoke

...rejected an ordinance that would have defined the terms "public" and "marijuana...state's definition of "public," which was defined by the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control...definition of public would have further defined the term "public," by including trail...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-25/soldotna-pot-ordinance-goes-up-in-sm
News
Volunteer mauled by pit bull at Kenai Animal Shelter

...than the day before," he said.Currently, the city doesn't have a clearly defined protocol for this type of incident, Koch said. Some things are well defined; if a dog bites people, it must be put down. But other things, like volunteers...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-12/volunteer-mauled-by-pit-bull-at-kena
News
Refuge Notebook: Records fall during 115th Christmas Bird Count

...and streams open their entire courses. Average temperatures were well above normal for the period. The mild weather pattern defined the 115th Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) in our local Soldotna count circle. The count was held Dec. 20.With virtually...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-02-19/refuge-notebook-records-fall-dur
Outdoors
Is more marijuana enforcement worth the cost?

...people arrested; more people in jail; more people losing their livelihood. The question is, is it worth it? Aristotle defined bad law when he said: "For the habit of lightly changing the laws is an evil, and, when the advantage is small, some errors...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-02-18/is-more-marijuana-enforce
Letters
Kenai Peninsula Borough Schools use positive behavior intervention strategies

...Voznesenka School, and West Homer - began using the system this year. PBIS is based on providing students with explicitly defined and localized standards of behavior, and on the theory that rewards have a more powerful effect on behavior than punishments...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-08/kenai-peninsula-borough-schools-use-
Schools
Soldotna postpones pot ordinance vote

...products derived from the plant. One of the most contentious parts of the ordinance is its definition of "in public" which is defined as, "in or upon any government-owned property, as well as any place that the public or a substantial group of persons...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-25/soldotna-postpones-pot-ordinance-vot
News

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