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Uncertainties surround Soldotna's home rule vote

On Tuesday, February 3, the city of Soldotna will hold a special election that could have a major impact on the city. But whether residents know what they are voting on, or are even aware of an election remains to be seen...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-29/uncertainties-surround-special-elect
News
Rich Lowry: The White House's Emily Post moment

...Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress in March. The invite is being denounced as a major breach and new low in Washington because he didn't, as had been the traditional practice with such invitations, coordinate...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-28/rich-lowry-the-white-houses-emily
Opinion
Same place, whole new view

...just what I needed."The Kenai Peninsula College class taught Vadla to paint with acrylics, which has now become one of her major pursuits. A collection of Vadla's paintings, featuring expressively colorful impressionistic depictions of Alaska animals...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-01-28/same-place-whole-new-v
Arts & Entertainment
Voices of Alaska: Don't blame oil tax reform for budget deficit

...let's consider the positives spurred by tax reform.Employment and spending by the oil industry is at record highs, caused by major investment on the North Slope. This activity is slowing the production decline with renewed ability to reverse the decline...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-28/voices-of-alaska-dont-blame-oil-t
Opinion
Homeless Connect held at Soldotna Sports Center

...problem. "The reason we do this event is to get some numbers," said Roberts. "The numbers that we collect here go into a major database throughout the country, so that (Project Homeless Connect) can keep track of what they think is going on. Homelessness...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-28/homeless-connect-held-at-soldotna-sp
News

...Israel in what could become an expanded conflict drawing in Syria and even Iran."This is the beginning of what could be a major confrontation," said Kamel Wazne, founder of the Center for American Strategic Studies in Beirut. "My estimate is this...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/ariel-schalit-and-zeina-karam/2015-01-28
Hanley: Education will have to be protected at some level

...2017 by 10 percent.In an interview, Hanley said he, like other commissioners, proposed agency cuts. Given education is a major piece of Alaska's operating budget, he said it's hard to move the needle much on spending without considering cutting one-time...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-28/hanley-education-will-have-to-be-pro
News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Mission control for an international team trying to break two major ballooning records says the helium-filled balloon has passed the halfway mark of its journey across the Pacific Ocean. Pilots...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2015-01-26
Iron Mike memorial coming to Soldotna Creek Park

...commander "Iron Mike" is a de facto or nick name of monuments honoring service men and women depicting their bravery. During the major renovations of Soldotna Creek Park flag poles and a pedestal were erected at the front of the park, "The city came forth and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2015-01-26/iron-mike-memorial-coming-to-sol
Dispatch

...cooperate with Yemeni military and intelligence. His loss is a major loss for U.S. side." Roggio added that the "upheaval will...Under Hadi's leadership, Yemeni armed forces carried out major military offensives against al-Qaida militants, driving hundreds...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/ahmed-al-haj-and-maggie-michael/2015-01-26

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