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Mary Ford Winsor

...Mary quickly became part of the Kenai community when she walked across the street from their temporary housing to the local newspaper office and applied for a job. She was hired by the Peninsula Clarion, and soon became the editor of the Outdoors...
Company seeks private wells for Nikiski water testing

...Chamberlain has been a vocal proponent of further testing in the area. The walls of his pizza shop were plastered with local newspaper articles, photos and DEC documentation of a polluted site in the area when the Clarion published a six-part series...
Bob Franken: The depths of hipocrisy

...doo-doo.It's too early to tell whether Louisiana Republican Congressman Vance McAllister can survive after a local newspaper got hold of video that showed him playing serious kissy-face with a staffer in his district office. What makes...
Refuge Notebook: Dena'ina names for birds of the Kenai Peninsula

...something, tells a lot about how you interact with the world around you. Joseph Robertia, a writer for our other local newspaper, once passed on an interesting tidbit that Native Americans tended to name wildlife after behavior rather than what...
At 50, landmark libel case relevant in digital age

...Their Rising Voices," that described the brutal treatment of civil rights demonstrators in the South.Egged on by a local newspaper editorial urging all Alabamians to sue, a Montgomery, Ala., city official named L.B. Sullivan claimed his reputation...
Casting a wider net: Fisher Poet events expand during third year of local performances

...into an open mic event, a panel and an invitation to fisher poets to visit for the weekend, Forbes said. Then, local newspaper owner Jenny Neyman took over to head up the 2013 events. "(She) read during the 2011 fisher poets and apparently...
Pay increases don't add up

Reading the local newspaper, I see the powers that be want the governor to have a little $5,000 increase in his paycheck, and also the other members of...
Astro-turfing letters doesn't contribute to debate

...Astro-turfing is the practice of reprinting or revising mass produced "letters of concern" and submitting said reprints to local newspapers as though they were original thoughts or opinions of a given local citizen. Newspapers should screen their letters...
Coming Clean: Lingering pollutants and 'old wounds'

...resident Steve Chamberlain, who owns Charlie's Pizza located near the road that leads to the site, has posted local newspaper articles, photos and DEC documentation of the site's history on his eatery's walls. "I spend a lot of time, when...


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