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  1. Kenai reportedly in safer economic waters than rest of AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2016 | APRN

    In the economic hurricane brewing the state, economists see the Kenai Peninsula as a relatively safe port in the storm. The two-day event, put on by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, brings together speakers representing various sectors of the Kenai Peninsula's economy.

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  2. Seismic monitoring and earthquake energyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2016 | APRN

    Scientists have been waiting for a decade for a large earthquake in Southcentral to test an array of seismic sensors in Anchorage.

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  3. 49 Voices: Altharia Fields-Roberts of AnchorageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2016 | APRN

    This week we're hearing from Altharia Fields-Roberts an unemployed cook from Anchorage. Altharia moved to Anchorage from Detroit 31 years ago and found that the less busy Anchorage was more to her liking.

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  4. Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Jan. 25, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | APRN

    After an earthquake hits like the one that struck Cook Inlet Sunday morning, everyone wants to know how big it was. Scientists use the Richter scale to describe the magnitude of an earthquake.

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  5. South Peninsula residents recount 7.1 shakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | APRN

    A 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook the state Sunday morning. The quake originated 60 miles west of Homer.

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  6. Sundaya s earthquake wrecks roads in SouthcentralRead the original story

    Jan 25, 2016 | APRN

    Though one lane of Kalifornsky Beach Road was still open to traffic Sunday afternoon, many drivers heading between Kenai and Kasilof stopped of their own volition. They wanted to see the gaping cracks in the pavement that occurred when a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Southcentral Alaska around 1:30 that morning.

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  7. Four homes lost to fire after Cook Inlet earthquakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | APRN

    Mia Gottschalk, 9, rests at an emergency shelter set up in the Kenai National Guard Armory on Sunday. Her family lived in one of the four homes that was destroyed in a fire caused by a natural gas explosion after the earthquake Sunday morning.

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  8. Kenai quake evacuees return to homes; road repairs set to beginRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | APRN

    Aftereffects of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that rattled Southcentral Alaska early Sunday morning are still being felt on the Kenai Peninsula. Damages weren't widespread, but they were devastating for residents of four homes in Kenai that were destroyed in fires caused by natural gas explosions.

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  9. BlueCrest's construction phase nearing completionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | APRN

    BlueCrest Energy is continuing preparations to drill for oil in the Cosmopolitan Unit at its 37.5-acre site on the Cook Inlet bluff about 5.5 miles north of Anchor Point. Larry Burgess, health, safety and environmental manager for the Texas-based BlueCrest, told the Kenai Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday that the company's 3,000-horse power drilling rig is nearing completion in Houston, Texas.

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  10. Kenai feels brunt of 7.1 earthquakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2016 | APRN

    The most extensive damage appears to be near Kenai. The 7.1 earthquake was centered about 50 miles west of Anchor Point in Cook Inlet.

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  11. Kenai Peninsula investigation yields drug arrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2016 | APRN

    An investigation by the Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit led to the arrest Wednesday of four people on the central Kenai Peninsula for distribution of methamphetamines and other charges. Alaska State Troopers report that 32.2 grams of meth were seized, as well as 1.2 grams of heroin, prescription pills, cash and firearms.

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  12. Kenai Peninsula Borough sends wish list to legislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 | APRN

    Borough Mayor Mike Navarre isn't optimistic the legislature will appropriate funds for the borough's wish list, but he says it's still important to ask. "We don't expect many of these projects to get funded in this year's capital budget given the state's fiscal situation but we wanted to identify them anyway so that when and if we come [to] some point in the future where capital funding becomes more available, the projects will have been identified," said Navarre.

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  13. Weather, land rule cancel Tustumena 200 raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2016 | APRN

    A lack of winter weather - and a lack of flexibility in the federal Wilderness Act - will mean a lack of the Kenai Peninsula's premiere mushing race this year. "It's the third year in a row that we don't have the snow conditions to make the race happen," says race director Tami Murray.

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  14. Seaton files bills for new legislative sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2016 | APRN

    South Kenai Peninsula Representative Paul Seaton has prefiled two bills concerning healthcare issues. House Bill 227, if passed, will build on last year's Medicaid Expansion bill.

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  15. Kenai Peninsula power bills to go up in FebruaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2016 | APRN

    Power bills are about to go up for communities on the Western Kenai Peninsula who are served by the Homer Electric Association. The Regulatory Commission of Alaska has approved HEA's request for a temporary 3.25 percent rate increase.

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  16. More Alaska families choosing home schooling for their kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2016 | APRN

    A growing number of families in Alaska have been enrolling their children in a home schooling program that officials say offers flexibility to those who live far from their nearest school. The Peninsula Clarion reports that Interior Distance Education of Alaska, based out of Galena School District on the Yukon River, is attracting students throughout the state.

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  17. Ninilchik: Future hub of Kenai public transit?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2016 | APRN

    Public transit service is coming to the Kenai Peninsula soon, according to Ninilchik Traditional Council - the governing body for the Ninilchik Tribe. The Federal Transit Administration recently awarded the organization a $300,000 grant to get the service started for tribal members and the general public.

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  18. A century of bird data informs modern surveys on KenaiRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2016 | APRN

    Though it had no airline flights, highways or cruise ships 100 years ago, the Kenai Peninsula still drew visitors, both of the human and feathered varieties. It was from records of human visitors at the turn of the 20th century that Todd Eskelin, a fish and wildlife biologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, began to piece together a history of bird populations on the Kenai Peninsula.

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  19. During Orthodox Christmas, old traditions stay strongRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2016 | APRN

    January 7th is Orthodox Christmas, which is celebrated in many communities across Alaska. And the celebration is in full swing in the Alaska Native village of Nanwalek on the Southern Kenai Peninsula.

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  20. Kenai school board weighs building lease for overcrowded schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2016 | APRN

    The community of Vosnesenka wants the Kenai Peninsula School District to pay to lease an additional building for their overcrowded school, but the district says they have a very tight budget this year and they're not sure if they can do it. A mural brightens the icy courtyard between several portable buildings that make up the Voznesenka School.

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