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  1. What others say: Part of politicRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Peninsula Clarion

    The state House - where all of the seats will be on the ballot - won't touch the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend no matter what; right or wrong, it won't touch it. And if Alaskans are happy with the state of the state pre-election, then they'll support their House members.

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  2. What others say: Positve changesRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 21 | Peninsula Clarion

    Ketchikan in recent years has seen remarkable changes in the percentages of dogs and cats that are being adopted rather than euthanized - and in the declining numbers of unwanted or impounded animals entering local shelters. From 2009 to 2015, the total number of animals entering the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Animal Protection Department shelter system declined from 778 in 2009 to 473 this past year.

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  3. Guilty plea ends Native art scam in JuneauRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 21 | Peninsula Clarion

    Almost one week before her case was set to go to trial, a downtown Juneau shopkeeper admitted to her role in a Native art scam that authorities brought to light in Southeast Alaska in March. In a joint change of plea and sentencing hearing Thursday, Norma M. Carandang, 60, pleaded guilty to two counts of misrepresenting Indian-produced goods.

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  4. SoHi baseball goes 2-and-out at stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 4 | Peninsula Clarion

    Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion Soldotna pitcher Matthew Daugherty offers up a pitch to a Lathrop batter Friday at the state baseball tournament at Mulcahy Field in Anchorage. Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion Soldotna senior Calvin Hills gets a bat on the ball Friday against Lathrop in the state baseball tournament at Mulcahy Field in Anchorage.

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  5. Sitka baseball takes down Soldotna at stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 2 | Peninsula Clarion

    Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion Soldotna batter Cody Quelland takes a strike against Sitka pitcher Vaughn Blankenship in a state tournament quarterfinal Thursday at Mulcahy Field in Anchorage. Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion Soldotna senior Joey Becher tags out Sitka baserunner Jesse Lantiegne in a state quarterfinal Thursday at Mulcahy Field in Anchorage.

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  6. Ketchikan Daily News: Treat Alaska's ferry system more like a businessRead the original story

    May 24, 2016 | Peninsula Clarion

    AMHS has been in business for 50 years; like most businesses, it's had its problems and it's even come up with solutions within the realm of possibilities. But, its biggest problem, as many Alaskans have known for some time, is that its ever-changing executive doesn't make for a consistently charted course.

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  7. Homer softball tops KetchikanRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2016 | Peninsula Clarion

    The Homer softball team defeated Ketchikan 9-7 in seven innings Thursday in Juneau. Homer was playing Juneau-Douglas in a late game as the Clarion went to press.

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  8. NTSB pieces together fatal Admiralty Island crashRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2016 | Peninsula Clarion

    Enright, from Ketchikan, was a passenger in a Cessna 206 that crashed into southern Admiralty Island Friday morning on its way from Wrangell to Angoon. The pilot, 60-year-old David Galla, and two other passengers, 61-year-old Greg Scheff and 57-year-old Thomas Siekawitch - all Wrangell residents - died.

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  9. What others say: A good thing goingRead the original story

    Feb 17, 2016 | Peninsula Clarion

    We stop in our tracks to absorb the sudden warmth, gaze into the blue sky beyond and are reminded that life here comes in many lovely colors besides gray. That's what Thursday's news about visitorship to Alaska feels like after hearing months of dark reports about state budget deficits, revenue shortfalls, oil patch cutback and the possibility of a state economy in recession.

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  10. Palmer hoops sweeps KenaiRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2016 | Peninsula Clarion

    The Kenai Central and Palmer girls hoops teams clashed for the first time this year in Northern Lights Conference play Saturday night at the Palmer High School gym, but it wasn't the first time they met this season. Eight days earlier, at the Lady Lynx Prep Shootout at Dimond High, the Kards had narrowly defeated the Moose 44-42, so retribution was surely on the minds of Palmer players Saturday.

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  11. What others say: More than oil in Alaska's economyRead the original story

    Feb 2, 2016 | Peninsula Clarion

    Commercial fisheries, for example. Fisheries anchored many Alaska communities years before the start of oil production.

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  12. What others say: Will Alaska's Democratic Party sell out?Read the original story

    Jan 31, 2016 | Peninsula Clarion

    The Alaska Democratic Party might be a little less democratic if party delegates decide to adopt a rule change at their May meeting. A spokesman told The Associated Press this week that the party will ask the state's Division of Elections to implement a change that would allow independent candidates to run in the Democratic primary.

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  13. What others say: School funding requirement creates unequal footing for municipalitiesRead the original story

    Jan 25, 2016 | Peninsula Clarion

    In deciding a lawsuit by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough over required local contributions to schools, an Alaska Supreme Court ruling dealt with one can of worms and left another wide open. The suit, which alleged the state's requirement for local governments to put up a portion of education funds violated the Alaska Constitution, was decided in the state's favor, sparing Alaska's government a judgment that would have exacerbated the budget crisis.

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  14. Kenai wastewater plant may get an unlikely millionRead the original story

    Jan 5, 2016 | Peninsula Clarion

    Despite the scanty state spending expected in 2016, this year's state capital budget may provide funding for long-deferred upgrades to Kenai's wastewater treatment plant. Built in 1981, Kenai's wastewater plant discharges into Cook Inlet from an outlet in the Kenai beach mudflats.

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  15. State, municipal leaders discuss pension system debtsRead the original story

    Dec 26, 2015 | Peninsula Clarion

    Local leaders attended a meeting last week in Juneau to discuss possible changes to the system that would assign a portion of the system's debt to municipalities. A change in national accounting standards requires the state to show the approximately $10 billion in debt on its books.

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  16. What others say: Shifting responsibilityRead the original story

    Dec 9, 2015 | Peninsula Clarion

    It appears that the State of Alaska - once again - is quietly attempting to shift many more hundreds of millions of dollars of pension liabilities onto the shoulders of Alaska municipalities and their local taxpayers. We hope not.

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  17. What others say: Budget realityRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2015 | Peninsula Clarion

    This week's news of layoffs at the Alaska Marine Highway System has brought home the state budget situation in a very real way. Most Alaskans understand that plunging oil prices have slashed the revenues that fund most of our state government.

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  18. Biologists track unusual fish sightings on Alaska's coastRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2015 | Peninsula Clarion

    Biologists say unusual fish are appearing near Alaska's shores, likely because of warmer ocean temperatures caused by El Nino and the patch of warm water known as "The Blob." State fishery biologist Scott Meyer, who is based in Homer, is amassing photos from people with bizarre sightings.

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  19. What others say: Forest managementRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2015 | Peninsula Clarion

    Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, made an interesting point about the U.S. Forest Service on Tuesday during a congressional hearing on federal timber policy. It came while Young was highlighting the differences between the timber programs managed on State of Alaska lands versus those on federal land controlled by the Forest Service, saying that the Forest Service takes five years on average to put up a timber sale while the state only takes two years - and the state puts up a much higher percentage of its available timber than does the Forest Service.

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  20. Clinic answers elder law questionsRead the original story

    Sep 29, 2015 | Peninsula Clarion

    Local residents armed themselves with the legal information they'll need as they age during an elder law clinic on Tuesday at the Soldotna Public Library. Greg Peters, an elder law program director for Alaska Legal Services, travels all over the state to give presentations to Alaska's aging population.

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