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Op-ed: 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid

...when this legislation was authorized. Today's seniors were young adults busy with...them, and their families, into poverty. Today only two percent of seniors have no access...in life expectancy for those over 65.Today, 55 million Americans rely on Medicare...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-29/op-ed-50-years-of-medicare-and-me
Opinion
What others say: Canada can say 'no' to mining

...Environmental Assessment certificate not once but twice, as Empire reporter Mary Catherine Martin wrote in an article published in today's Outdoors section. The second came after the mining company sued and the BC Supreme Court asked the country's Ministry...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-29/what-others-say-canada-can-say-no
Opinion

...a terrible toll, to be sure, but also just a tiny fraction of the caseload Meltzer and his CDC colleagues warned about. Today, the epidemic is considered to be on its last legs.No modeler claims to be 100 percent correct. Indeed, modelers have a...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/mike-stobbe/2015-07-29
South upends Twins on state tourney walkoff winner

...tournament. The Twins, meanwhile, were relegated to the double-elimination style loser's bracket, facing a 9 a.m. matchup today against Fairbanks Post 11, which lost to Juneau 5-2 on Tuesday. From here on out, any loss will end the season.The loss...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-07-28/south-upends-twins-on-state-tourne
Sports
Monday: Oilers topple Chinooks in extra innings

...portion of the Oilers regular-season slate. The Oilers return home to face the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks at 6 p.m. today, 6 p.m. Wednesday and in a 5 p.m. doubleheader Thursday. The regular season concludes with a two-game home series...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-07-27/monday-oilers-take-on-chinooks
Sports
Time for Kenai River guides to look in the mirror

...in the mirror, acknowledge accountability and "walk-the-talk" with conservation of our resource as our priority. And today, after 26 years of full-time guiding in Soldotna, I am ashamed to call myself a Kenai River guide. Sincerely,

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-07-27/time-for-kenai-river-guid
Letters
Sunday: Oilers drop road game to Chinooks

...Wilfong had doubles, and Brent Diaz added a triple.The Oilers remain on the road for a 6 p.m. game against the Chinooks today.SundayChinooks 10, Oilers 7Oilers AB R H BI Chnks AB R H BIRuhm rf 5 1 1 0 Cmwl 3b 5 0 0 1Sfrt 3b 5 1 1 1 Frto 2b 5 0 1 0Sncz...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-07-26/sunday-oilers-drop-road-game-to-ch
Sports
Life in the Pedestrian Lane: It's only a movie

...lot (still do) and listened to the radio (still do) but the real treat was going to the movies. The theater was small by today's standards, and come Saturday, and sometimes Sunday, it was packed full of kids and often adults, depending on the movie...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-07-25/life-in-the-pedestrian-lane-its
Community
Medeles keeping consistency on mound for Oilers

...far cry from the parks in which he grew up playing. At a tender young age, Medeles found himself honing his skills he uses today in a dirt lot in El Paso. There was no media, no umps, hardly an audience."We were playing with no lines, no bases...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-07-25/medeles-keeping-consistency-on-mou
Sports
Remission is a wonderful response to leukemia

...or so, I couldn't shave because of the pain when touching my face. I looked like a teenager with zits and a bad beard. Today, I'm shaving once a week and there is still burning, but it's not as severe.A week ago, Limbaugh strode into the exam...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-07-24/remission-is-a-wonderful-respon
Community

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