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Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate

...program dangerously unwieldy by requiring the government to search records maintained by phone companies."It's not ideal but...transition period, but would be authorized under court order to search records held by phone companies.The FBI's use of the Patriot...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-31/surveillance-powers-lapse-with-no-de
News
Federal agency dings Shell for oil rig mishap

...departed Dutch Harbor for a Seattle shipyard. The tow plan called for staying within 200 miles of the coast, allowing for easier search and rescue, despite the potential for rougher water.On Dec. 27, as sea swells reached 25 feet, the tow line broke. Within...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-28/federal-agency-dings-shell-for-oil-r
News
Op-ed: The anti-NSA bumper sticker

...only by a handful of trained employees, and even they may search it only after a judge has determined that there is evidence...entities like Target. The amendment protects against unreasonable searches and seizures of our "persons, houses, papers, and effects...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-27/op-ed-the-anti-nsa-bumper-sticker
Opinion
Voices of Alaska: U.S. must become informed on Arctic issues

...the Arctic. The Arctic Council has also adopted two agreements in recent years to further cooperation and collaboration for search and rescue activities and oil spill response protocols.Despite the recent uptick in Russian aggression in the region, the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-25/voices-of-alaska-us-must-become-i
Opinion
Astronaut's visit excites Ketchikan students

...Swanson also visited the Coast Guard Base Ketchikan during their visit this past week, and Swanson went with local crews doing search and rescue training on a 45-foot fast response boat, Powers said."One of the highlights about coming to Alaska especially...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-25/astronauts-visit-excites-ketchikan-s
News
What others say: Congress must enact safeguards to protect privacy

...telecommunications providers. The government could search telephone records only by convincing a...articulable suspicion" that a specific search term - such as a telephone number - was...tightened so that investigators couldn't search records from, say, an entire state...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-13/what-others-say-congress-must-ena
Opinion
Just Kidding 2015: Camps

...to spend a summer day than by exploring the banks of Soldotna Creek and searching for aquatic insects, flipping over logs in search of decomposition in action, or playing in a forest pretending to be a predator on the hunt? Each week long session will include...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-05-13/just-kidding-2015-camps
Community
The Bookworm Sez: Powerful words in this read

...War veteran ? but, though a good friend urged him to job-search, Heyward figured that better employment was out of reach...says. "I got to get this money up." And so, he went in search of someone to introduce him to an inside partner, a move that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-05-20/the-bookworm-sez-power
Arts & Entertainment
Keep it safe on Memorial Day weekend

...and make sure you've taken the appropriate safety precautions.While it is tempting to rush out to the next adventure in search of summer fun, midstream is not the time to find out that the life jackets are missing; miles from the trail head is not the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-21/keep-it-safe-on-memorial-day-week
Opinion
Refuge Notebook: The chaga warriors

...anti-oxidant, and anti-cancer properties. I am not going to cover its medicinal uses here, but I encourage the reader to search PubMed for health-related journal articles on Inonotus obliquus. Due to its growing demand, this slow-growing fungus has...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-05-21/the-chaga-warriors
Outdoors

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