Why would anyone think it was a big deal when scientists announced a few days ago they had determined that humans carry genes of Neanderthals? Was there really any question? The evidence is everywhere.
Kenai resident Miriam "Dawn" Dillard, 57, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at home after a two-year battle with cancer.At her request, no formal services are planned. There will be a private burial in the Kenai City Cemetery.Dawn was born March
...farcical rules around is a provision in the guidelines for what's ethical and what's not for members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Setting aside the point that "congressional ethics" is an oxymoron, there is a prohibition...
It's July on the Kenai Peninsula, and while we're preoccupied with all things fishing, there's a couple of important dates looming. The first of those dates is July 29 -- that's the deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 28 primary election. This year's primary will look a little different. For one thing, the state's legislative district boundaries have been redrawn.
The motivations of Alaska's electorate are always difficult to gauge, but it's clear that a majority of voters were not motivated to come out and vote in Tuesday's primary - statewide turnout was in the neighborhood of 21 percent. The good news for voters on the Kenai Peninsula is that we have two more chances to contribute to our democratic process this election season.
...vote Tuesday is important. In addition to the president, Peninsula voters will be casting ballots for the U.S. House of Representative as well as members of the Alaska Legislature. Also on the ballot, $453 million in transportation project...
In response to the senseless tragedy in Newtown, Conn., many elected officials and some people in the news media have proposed reinstituting a ban on some semiautomatic weapons.
Community leaders, potential stakeholders and concerned residents Tuesday gathered to discuss the future of highway safety on the Kenai Peninsula. Sen. Mark Begich, who supports the safety initiative through its primary facilitator Girdwood 2020, attended the meeting billed as the Seward and Kenai Peninsula Highway Transportation Corridor Safety Summit hosted at the Kenai Peninsula Borough administration building in Soldotna. "A plan is needed to fix the highway system," said Dave Wilson, Girdwood 2020 Highway Safety Committee chair.
During a recent visit with the Peninsula Clarion's editorial board, Don Young, Alaska's lone representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, left us with this thought: The public needs to be more aware of where our state is going. What's more, we need a shared vision of our destination.
...joint luncheon at noon Wednesday at the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai. A forum featuring candidates for U.S. House of Representatives is planned. For more information or to RSVP, call the Soldotna Chamber at 262-9814, or the Kenai Chamber...
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