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It?s a bird! A plane! It?s Dad!: For all he does wrong, how about some credit for the good stuff?

Last year at about this time, I was sitting with my family enjoying lattes, hot chocolate and sunshine in front of the bookstore at Denali National Park. My 16-year-old exchange student daughter took the opportunity to start making fun of her father, particularly the way he dresses out-of-fashion clothes, black socks with shorts, and other typical dad wear.
Mike's call: 3 refs should be used for every basketball game at state

During my six days courtside at the state basketball tournament in Anchorage, I covered two Class 4A schools and four 2A schools. One major difference that jumped out at me -- besides the number of subs on the bench -- was the number of referees.
What happened to chivalry?: Lack of common decency leaves writer feeling disgusted

Chivalry is dead.
Making a clean getaway: Pondering ways to rid Kenai beaches of summer debris

The Kenai City Council recently debated a measure that would have allowed residents of Kenai to park for free to access the personal-use dipnet fishery at the mouth of the Kenai River.
Miners ace, fielding errors shut down Oilers

Peninsula Oilers head coach Gary Adcock was hoping for a little more Monday night against the Mat-Su Miners.
Kids need opportunities to learn skills in and out of classroom

Many schools on the peninsula have started leadership classes over the past few years. Learning leadership skills certainly is an important part of an education, but creating a class for it makes me wonder what mechanism for teaching leadership has disappeared over the past decade.
Howdy y'all

Hi there, I'm Rashah McChesney, the newest (but not for long) reporter at the Peninsula Clarion. I've been hearing the name Cheechako since my first day in Alaska, which was May 12, 2012 for those of you keeping track...


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