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Plenty on the ballot in Tuesday's primary

If you've somehow managed to avoid the newspaper, TV, radio, Internet and your mailbox for the past few months, here's a quick reminder: Alaska's primary election is Tuesday. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Prehistoric modern thinking

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.
'Bringing discredt'

...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...
Miriam Dillard

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
In between casts, time to think about the future

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.
Two more chances to vote this season

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.
Time to cast your 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...
Business Briefs

...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...
Response to shooting requires different approach

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.
Different kind of death panel

...the kind she imagined. In fact, a death panel is meeting in Washington right now -- the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives. If the Affordable Care Act is repealed and Medicare and Medicaid are scaled back, people are going to die...


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