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  1. Assembly members vote against marijuana license based on personal objectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 23 | Peninsula Clarion

    Local governments in Alaska have the right to object to proposed marijuana licenses, but only if the marijuana business violates state or local law. The topic came up for debate at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly's meeting Tuesday during a normal procedure for the assembly to approve a letter of nonobjection for a marijuana license in Homer.

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  2. Assembly denies ordinance to drop invocation, lawsuit, controversy go onRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 22 | Peninsula Clarion

    After reams of public comments, dozens of emails and a legal challenge still wending its way through the state court system, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly soundly defeated an ordinance that would have eliminated its invocation procedure. The ordinance, sponsored by assembly member Willy Dunne of Homer, would have repealed the section of code allowing for an invocation before assembly meetings.

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  3. Despite colder winter, - blob' may not be gone yetRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 20 | Peninsula Clarion

    A more normal winter has helped to dispel a warm water patch in the North Pacific, but it hasn't disappeared entirely. The warm patch, nicknamed "the blob," has been documented since fall 2013, when abnormally warm weather across the North Pacific led to changes in ocean conditions, potentially affecting marine life.

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  4. New Homer artist has first solo gallery show at FireweedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 15 | Peninsula Clarion

    A new Homer artist who grew up sketching and painting in the Halibut Cove art scene now has her first solo gallery exhibit. Chelsea Horn's "Playing With Color" opened March 3 at Fireweed Gallery.

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  5. Contracts and power pooling issues in HEA's futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 15 | Peninsula Clarion

    The three people elected this year to the Homer Electric Association Board of Directors will be part of decisions about the utility's natural gas supply contract, its continued management of the Bradley Lake hydroelectric plant, and whether or not to join a group of power producers attempting to save costs by prioritizing their buying and selling of power according to cost of generation. In 2018 the HEA board will decide whether to continue with two important contracts - one for the supply of natural gas fuel that powers roughly 90 percent of HEA's power generation, and the other for management of a state-owned hydroelectric plant that supplies the other 10 percent.

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  6. Board of Fish adds 1 district-wide opener for driftersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 2 | Peninsula Clarion

    A commercial drift gillnetting boat leaves the mouth of the Kasilof River at about 1 a.m. July 17, 2014 during an overnight fishing period in Kasilof, Alaska. Upper Cook Inlet's drift gillnet fleet will get another 12 hours of fishing time in July, but no one is 100 percent happy about it.

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  7. Peninsula Conference girls tourney previewRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 1 | Peninsula Clarion

    The Ninilchik girls will be looking to repeat at this weekend's Peninsula Conference tournament, something they haven't done since their days of dominance. The top-seeded Wolverines head into the girls region hoops tournament this weekend in Homer as one of the favorites to win it all, and a trophy would give them two straight conference crowns.

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  8. Peninsula Conference boys roundup: Ninilchik, Nikolaevsk win 1st dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 1 | Peninsula Clarion

    The top-seeded Ninilchik boys opened their Peninsula Conference tournament Wednesday night with a dominant 96-35 victory over the eighth-seeded Nanwalek boys at Homer High School. The win advanced the Wolverines to Thursday's 8 p.m. semifinal against Lumen Christi, a team that Ninilchik beat 85-23 earlier this season.

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  9. Inclusivity measure stirs debate in HomerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2017 | Peninsula Clarion

    In the 1970s, a landmark legal case involving one of its residents found the constitutional right to privacy in Alaska extends to the at-home use of marijuana. In 1989, Homer became a "nuclear-free" zone.

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  10. Voices of Alaska: Alaskans have a right to consent to PFD and fund changesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2017 | Peninsula Clarion

    The Permanent Fund Defenders mission is to educate people about the history and purpose of Alaska's Permanent Fund and dividend ; to protect and defend what we regard as its primary purpose; and to support legislators in making the right decisions related to the Permanent Fund and PFD that benefit all Alaskans. Several of us worked with Gov. Jay Hammond to create the Fund and can attest to what we believe was his - and the people's - intent.

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  11. HEA election should draw attentionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2017 | Peninsula Clarion

    Well, here's you chance - maybe not to be in charge, per se, but certainly to be a part of the board that governs our regional cooperative electric utility. The application period to file for one of the seats on the Homer Electric Association Board of Directors closes at 5 p.m. Friday.

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  12. HEA Director's election open for candidatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2017 | Peninsula Clarion

    The utility cooperative Homer Electric Association - which supplies electricity to 22,892 member-owners on the Kenai Peninsula - has three openings on its nine-member Board of Directors , which members will vote to fill this spring. Prospective candidates for the seats can join the race by submitting an application , found on HEA's website or at the HEA offices in Kenai and Homer, before the March 3 deadline.

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  13. Put your best foot forward with salsa dance classRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2017 | Peninsula Clarion

    Eddie Wood, of Homer, demonstrates dance steps with Stephanie Almaraz in a Spanish class on May 5, 2008 at Soldotna High School. Wood, who travels the peninsula playing percussion and teaching salsa, is hosting his first open class for adults in Soldotna with local artist Kaitlin Vadla on Thursday.

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  14. Assembly votes to introduce invocation elimination ordinanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2017 | Peninsula Clarion

    The public will finally get a formal chance to weigh in on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly's invocation practice in March. In a narrow 5-4 vote, the assembly voted to introduce assembly member Willy Dunne's ordinance that would eliminate the invocation from meeting proceedings.

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  15. Kenai girls, SoHi boys capture borough ski titlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2017 | Peninsula Clarion

    Kenai Central's Eric Kempf battles Kards teammate Patrick Michels and Soldotna's Addison Downing early in Saturday's Kenai Peninsula Borough boys race on the Tsalteshi Trails. Katie Davis of Homer follows behind Kenai Central's Katie Cooper, with Sadie Lindquist of Seward behind in Saturday's Kenai Peninsula Borough girls race on the Tsalteshi Trails.

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  16. Assembly to consider eliminating invocation, againRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | Peninsula Clarion

    For the third time in a year, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will consider an ordinance to eliminate the invocation before its meetings. An ordinance scheduled for introduction on the agenda for the assembly's Tuesday meeting would remove the time during the meetings set aside for invocations.

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  17. Club and concert series to be hosted at Cannery LodgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | Peninsula Clarion

    A building on south shore of the Kenai River mouth - which over the years has been a fish cannery, a resort, and a logistics center - took on yet another new role Sunday night: as a venue for touring musicians. A performance by jazz and blues pianist Tom Hunter opened the new Cannery Club and was the start of regular concerts at the site, according to Robb Justice, a local musician who will be booking acts to play there.

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  18. LeeShore among shelters to get help with maintenanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2017 | Peninsula Clarion

    The LeeShore Center in Kenai has been cooking up some major improvements for the women and children who stay there - namely, its kitchen. The domestic violence shelter is one of 17 in Alaska getting some help to address deferred maintenance issues with its building.

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  19. Economy comedian to make stop in SoldotnaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | Peninsula Clarion

    Kenai Peninsula residents looking for a laugh this week will have an opportunity to see a live comedy act Thursday, albeit with a heavy dose of economics. A number of environmental organizations and the Kenai Peninsula College Showcase Series are sponsoring a show featuring Dr. Yoram Bauman, known as "the stand-up economist," at Kenai Peninsula College on Thursday.

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  20. North Star hockey teams ready to battle in ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | Peninsula Clarion

    The Palmer Ice Rink will play host to the prep hockey teams of the North Star Conference this weekend, and like a heavyweight match, the theme seems to be, "Peninsula vs. Valley." Last year, prep teams from the Kenai Peninsula - Soldotna, Kenai Central and Homer - combined to go 1-17 against their region counterparts from the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.

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