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Snow moving into Southcentral Wednesday afternoon, advisories in effect
Looking outside you'll find little evidence that the next storm is just around the corner, but by Wednesday afternoon we'll once again see snow accumulating across Southcentral.
AKLEG Day 38: The Dunleavy administration is failing to convince legislators its budget is good for Alaska
The 38th day of the Legislature felt like one of the first “normal” days of the session thanks in large part to the House finally getting underway with its first House Finance Committee meeting. The Legislature also heard from Sen. Dan Sullivan, who had plenty of praise for Trump, and the budget wor
Kenai fishing group wants ‘feed Alaskans first’ rule
The Kenai River Sportsfishing Association is asking the Board of Fisheries to prioritize the food needs of Alaskans over commercial fishing interests, when allocating Alaska’s seafood resources.
Two veterans of Alaska politics land contract jobs with Gov. Dunleavy
Two veterans of Alaska politics have signed contracts to work with GOP Gov. Mike Dunleavy, and one of them is maintaining ownership of her advertising, marketing and political strategy firm even as she works as the governor’s acting communications director.
Ex-postmaster charged with trafficking marijuana through Alaska post office he ran
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The former postmaster of the Kotzebue post office was charged with trafficking marijuana through the mail using the office he ran to facilitate shipments for over three years.
Governor’s budget proposes closing Kenai prison and shipping inmates Outside
JUNEAU — Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s cost-cutting budget would partially close one prison and send at least 500 inmates out of state, but lawmakers say they can’t reconcile the governor’s decision with his drive to reduce crime.
New exhibit highlights Alaska's food diversity and community
A new exhibit at the Anchorage Museum is now open, offering visitors some food for thought. What Why How We Eat, on the museum's first floor, highlights cultures and food traditions across the state.
Despite Republicans’ ire, Knopp says he won’t resign or change party
KENAI — Despite pressure from Republicans in his own district, Rep. Gary Knopp of Kenai defended his actions in the House and said he won’t resign or change his party affiliation.
Alaska Military Youth Academy to graduate 156 cadets
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The Alaska Military Youth Academy will celebrate the 51st class of students and more than 25 years of service to the State of Alaska as Class 2019-1 graduates 156 cadets from its ChalleNGe program on Friday, February 22nd.
After playing for charity, an Alaska teen guitarist will get to play at world music festival
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A young Alaska guitar player used his musical talents to help raise money for others in need. 15-year-old guitarist Owen Parduhn played at a benefit for a home owner who's house was red tagged after the November 30th earthquake.
Some Kenai, Kasilof kings will be catch-and-release
King salmon fishing during this year’s early season on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers will take place under catch-and-release restrictions, added by state biologists in anticipation of low runs.
Store Spotlight: Exploring Alaska
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Span Alaska to construct new freight terminal
One of Alaska’s largest shipping companies is investing in the state. Span Alaska Transportation Inc. announced Feb. 15 that it is constructing a new, 54,000 square-foot freight terminal in West Anchorage that will serve as the company’s primary service center.
Kards rally past Homer, 44-40
The Kenai Central High School Cardinals pieced together a 16-10 run in the third quarter and then held on to claim a tough 44-40 victory over the Homer Mariners on Thursday in a Northern Lights Conference showdown in Kenai.
Homer Middle School skiers sparkle at Homer Invitational
The Homer Middle School Husky ski team won many of the top places last Friday at the Homer Invitational Nordic Ski Race at Lookout Mountain Recreation Area on Ohlson Mountain Road. In all, 74 skiers from Homer, Soldotna, Kenai and Seward raced on a sunny day over a 3-kilometer course that was perfec
Lady M's claim KPB Nordic ski championship
Autumn Daigle said she never felt any pressure when she began the final leg of the 4-kilometer skate race on Friday afternoon. Knowing she was more than a minute behind Soldotna's Erika Arthur, she said she tuned out the race and concentrated on her form.
AGDC criticizes Mat-Su Borough for ‘factual and legal errors’
The state’s gas pipeline development corporation and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough continue debating the worthiness of the borough’s Port MacKenzie property for the proposed Alaska LNG Project, as the state’s latest filing with federal regulators accuses the borough of “factual and legal errors.”
Brutal town hall as Knopp faces angry voters
AND SOME PRO-KNOPP DEMOCRATS WHO SHOWED UP TO SUPPORT HIM. Rep. Gary Knopp left Juneau on Wednesday to fly back to his Kenai district for the purpose of explaining to constituents why he broke away from the Republican majority in December, and why he thinks he made the right decision.
Wasilla girls fall at SoHi
When it’s your year, it’s your year. And right now, the Soldotna girls are having a year. The Stars ticked another overdue win off their list Friday night in Soldotna with a 56-41 victory over the Wasilla Warriors, then Saturday notched a dramatic, come-from-behind, 49-47 victory over Wasilla.
New publisher named for Homer, Kenai papers
KENAI, Alaska (AP) - A new publisher is leading both the Homer News and the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai. Sound Publishing Inc., which owns both newspapers, appointed Jeff Hayden as publisher. He started his post Monday.