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Walker: Alaska will weather fiscal storm

...moving forward. We were surprised to learn that there will actually be some savings (for the state) in the expansion," Walker said.He will release details on the savings as soon as they are known with more certainty, he said.Walker didn't...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-21/walker-alaska-will-weather-fiscal-st
News
Kenai council OK's funds to begin playground upgrade

...have a year end budget surplus of $92,414, he recommended saving that money for future capital projects in anticipation of a...contingency amounts that I believe will reflect some additional savings, so I'm going to support moving forward with the complete...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-21/the-price-of-enchantment
News
Walker submits pared down capital budget

...said. However, "We want to stay as constrained as possible so we use the minimum amount of savings," Pitney said. "Even the minimum amount of savings is going to be significant."The state has billions of dollars in budget reserve funds that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-15/walker-submits-pared-down-capital-bu
News
Voices of the Peninsula: Setnet ban initiative is an anti-salmon initiative

...and personal-use fishermen depend.Initiative sponsors claim conservation as their goal but this initiative isn't about saving fish, it's about putting more king salmon in the river for the sport fishery to catch. That's not conservation. It's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-12-20/voices-of-the-peninsula-setnet-ba
Opinion

...they want to give, or get."These consumers are the ones who put themselves in a stressful situation," he said. "The one saving grace is online (shopping) is a chance for a lot of people to do their homework."He said shoppers can narrow down their...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-12-20-0
Community
Rough road ahead

...too, as did raw land. There were quite a number of business failures as well as the failure of a local savings and loan, Peninsula Savings and Loan. For a time, many merchants wouldn't take a check from any business that even had the word...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-12-11/rough-road-ahead
Letters
Around the District

...Seward Elementary Seward PTSA has been saving the annual Seward...Elementary We are excited to be selling Savings Cards which produce a higher return to...but has the unlimited potential for savings at participating local businesses. We...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2014-12-14/around-the-district
Schools
Alaska faces $3.5 billion deficit amid lower oil prices

...the constitution, law or something else - is expected to drop to $2.2 billion in 2016.The state is expected to dip into savings to get by. Gov. Bill Walker, who took office Dec. 1, has warned of lean times ahead.The Revenue Department said oil...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-10/alaska-faces-35-billion-deficit-amid
News
Radio personality arrested for child pornography

...as 4, according to the charging documents.Police said that LaPlante was "forthright" in admitting the alleged crimes, saving some of the images of child exploitation on his cellphone and storing others on an external hard drive attached to his work...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-06/radio-personality-arrested-for-child
News
Now is the time for tough conversations about the budget

...doesn't need to panic. In recent years, when the price of oil was high, lawmakers were able to replenish the state's savings accounts, and Alaska is in the fortunate position of having the resources to weather the storm. That said, things are going...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-12-11/now-is-the-time-for-tough-convers
Opinion

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