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Man shot by trooper identified

A man shot Saturday in an altercation with a state trooper has been identified as Jon Ployhar of Sterling. Ployhar, 49, was driving on Mile 82 of the Sterling Highway around 11:20 p.m., Saturday when a state trooper attempted to pull him over.
Local bikers ride for camaraderie, awareness in 2014, and decided to change the name as well, said Treasurer Sara Sproul. On Saturday morning, about 17 members of the group gathered at the King Salmon Restaurant in Soldotna for a bike rally that made five stops around the Peninsula and...
Sexual assault case nears conclusion

A verdict should soon be reached in the case of a cannery worker charged with sexually assaulting a coworker last summer. Rosendo Pallones, 40, of Palmer, is charged with three counts of first-degree sexual assault of another cannery worker.
What others say: Legislature's unwillingness to engage public a symptom of partisanship

...and Medicaid expansion and reform, to name a few. But one of the Legislature's biggest problems is one that members of the group caused themselves: a widespread perception among the state's residents that their elected representatives aren't...
Italian tourist killed when hit by piece of Alaska glacier

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed in Alaska when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier, authorities said. Alaska State Troopers said Alexander Hellweger, of Sand in Taufers in northern Italy, died Sunday at Lake George Glacier, north of Anchorage. Hellweger was with a group of eight friends from Italy and Belgium who were vacationing in Alaska. Guides had taken seven members of the party to the backcountry by helicopter to go skiing.
Central Peninsula Relay for Life brings hope to walkers

The first time Herald Ochea learned his uncle, Buck Carroll, had cancer was on the drive to Kenai Central High School the 2014 year's Central Peninsula Relay for Life, May 30.
New group defends Treadwell in setnet ban initiative case

ANCHORAGE - A new commercial fisheries group filed an amicus brief Thursday in the lawsuit regarding the initiative to ban Cook Inlet setnetters.
Fish board imposes 'severe restrictions' on setnet fishery

Emotions ran high Wednesday as the Alaska Board of Fisheries deliberated a board-member generated proposal that outlined a new plan to pair restrictions between commercial setnet fishermen and in-river fishers who harvest the struggling Kenai River king salmon stock. As it became clear during deliberations that the board would be making substantive changes to the way the commercial setnet fisheries occur in July and August, more members of the group stood and moved away from the board to the back of the hall leaving the vast majority of the audience seats empty.
What others say: The 'right stuff' might cure what ails us

An American original passed away last week, a man who was a household name for a generation raised in an era when outer space was brought closer to earth and anything seemed possible.
By paddle and pedal, an adventure south

...involved, Bausler said it's a journey that echoes past adventures they've shared growing up in Southeast. Some members of the group also make up Bad Larry Productions, a local film outfit that has been making snowboard and ski films in Juneau...


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