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  1. Tensions flare between House, governor over pipeline projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Peninsula Clarion

    Tensions flared Monday between members of the Alaska House and Gov. Bill Walker over how best to advance state efforts to secure a major gas pipeline project, with a visibly upset Walker denouncing a bill from the speaker of the House as "the most un-Alaskan thing I've ever seen put together." House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, introduced legislation that would limit the role of a state-backed corporation in an alternate gas line project proposed by Walker.

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  2. Nikiski gives Romans a warm welcome, then defeats himRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | Peninsula Clarion

    Six years after he ended a 20-season run with the Bulldogs that included 12 Southcentral Conference basketball crowns and eight Class 3A state basketball championships, Ward Romans returned with his new team, the Grace Christian Grizzlies, to the same Nikiski gym in which he cultivated so many great hoops teams for a Friday night Southcentral Conference showdown. For Romans, the loss didn't appear to faze him.

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  3. Romans returns to old stomping groundsRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 28 | Peninsula Clarion

    Six years after he ended a 20-season run with the Bulldogs that included 12 Southcentral Conference basketball crowns and eight Alaska Class 3A state basketball championships, Ward Romans returned to the same Nikiski gym that he cultivated so many great hoops teams in for a Friday night Southcentral Conference showdown with his new team, the Grace Christian Grizzlies. For Romans, the loss didn't appear to faze him.

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  4. Church newsRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | Peninsula Clarion

    Join Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 222 West Redoubt Ave. in Soldotna, for a "Lenten Journey: Stations of the Cross" with an infusion of music, led by Deacon Dez and Dr. Cindy Martinez today at 7 p.m. A Soup supper will take place from 6-7 p.m. in Fireweed Hall. Donations will be accepted for Heifer International.

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  5. Kenai reaps benefits of Cook Inlet boomRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Peninsula Clarion

    Speaking at the Kenai Peninsula's Community Economic Forum in January 2015, Kenai Mayor Pat Porter said that in 2014 homes in Kenai spent an average of 79 days on the market. Ninety-five homes were sold in Kenai that year, an increase of 21 over the previous year.

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  6. Federal coordinator weighs in on Ak LNGRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Peninsula Clarion

    A federal coordinating office handling Alaska's gas pipeline projects has been defunded by Congress and will no longer serve as a liaison between the public and organizers of the behemoth AlaskaLNG project. Federal coordinator Larry Persily plans to close the office, which operates the arcticgas.gov site and contains information about the project and each phase that it has moved through thus far.

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  7. Prisoner attack results in further chargesRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Peninsula Clarion

    A fight between three prisoners being transported to court from the Wildwood Pretrial facility resulted in more charges for two of the people involved. According to charging documents, police say Alyssa Espinoza instigated a fight between AJ Duvall and her co-defendant Tyler Lewis after she called Lewis a "rat" and told him he should not talk to the cops or take a deal being offered to him in their case.

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  8. Near miss results in DUI arrestRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Peninsula Clarion

    Alaska State Troopers stopped a Nikiski woman near Mile 20 of the Kenai Spur Highway Tuesday after they said she failed to yield to a trooper vehicle when entering the road. Tayler Labarbera, 24, was arrested after troopers determined her to be driving under the influence.

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  9. Assault trial for former music teacher pushed back to AugustRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Peninsula Clarion

    A former Nikiski teacher accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting one of his students has had his trial pushed back to mid-August due to his lawyer's busy schedule and a pending request for more information about the victim. During a Tuesday omnibus hearing, assistant public advocate DinaMarie Cale told Kenai Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman that she couldn't see the case going to trial before the "end of summer."

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  10. Budget closeouts up for discussion in LegislatureRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 22 | Peninsula Clarion

    The big news at the Capitol this past week was Gov. Bill Walker's gas line proposal, one that some legislators fear will create an atmosphere of uncertainty over efforts to bring Alaska's gas to market. The state has been pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project, known as Alaska LNG, with BP, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil Corp., TransCanada Corp. and the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., or AGDC.

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  11. Finance member: Tough decisions to make on budgetRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 21 | Peninsula Clarion

    If people are uncomfortable with the impact of rescheduling ferry reservations, they will never be comfortable with the type of cuts needed to make the state budget work, a Senate Finance Committee member said during a hearing Friday. In an interview, Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, said there will be a level of discomfort and a need to pull back to essential services.

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  12. Church newsRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 19 | Peninsula Clarion

    Join Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 222 West Redoubt Ave. in Soldotna, for a "Lenten Journey: Stations of the Cross" with an infusion of music, led by Deacon Dez and Dr. Cindy Martinez, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. A Soup supper will take place from 6-7 p.m. in Fireweed Hall. Donations will be accepted for Heifer International.

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  13. More to government than tax bills and permitsRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 19 | Peninsula Clarion

    During the Soldotna City Council's discussion on whether to introduce an ordinance that would provide a donation from the city to a non-profit organization to partially fund the purchase of Birch Ridge Golf Course, one council member questioned the degree to which the city should feel obligated to fund such endeavors. In the context of making a large donation to a non-city entity to acquire property, it's a fair question.

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  14. Stars celebrate senior night with split against NikiskiRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 17 | Peninsula Clarion

    A fast and flashy show of offense carried the Soldotna boys to a 77-54 nonconference win over Nikiski on senior night Tuesday at Soldotna High School. Whether it be transition dunks by Joe Weltzin, hold-your-breath 3s by Brooks Furlong, stolen layups by Tim Duke or lightning-quick drives by Nate Spence, the senior class had a ball.

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  15. Church newsRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 12 | Peninsula Clarion

    The 19th Annual Mardi Gras fundraiser will be today at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Kenai. Come for a Cajun dinner, live music, and fundraising activities.

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  16. CH2M Hill calls off Alaska unit saleRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 12 | Peninsula Clarion

    Their message: The company's oil and gas business is no longer for sale and it's business as usual. CH2M Hill Senior Vice President for Corporate Development Matt McGowan and Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director Patrick O'Keefe said the company wanted to test the market's reception on a possible sale when it was announced last October.

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  17. Kenai Peninsula Borough Schools use positive behavior intervention strategiesRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 8 | Peninsula Clarion

    Eleven elementary schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough school district are using a behavior system that administrators said has reduced the need for discipline. The system - called positive behavior intervention strategies, or PBIS - has been used in elementary schools nationwide, but came to the Peninsula in 2009, when Sterling Elementary became the first in the district to adopt it.

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  18. Food tax is on the table againRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Peninsula Clarion

    Blaine Gilman introduced the ordinance that would allow for the borough to collect taxes from Sept.1 until May 31 on non-prepared groceries, during Tuesday's Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting. The borough has missed the opportunity to collect nearly $3 million in tax revenue annually without the exemptions, according to the ordinance.

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  19. Enstar begins pipeline workRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | Peninsula Clarion

    File photo/Peninsula Clarion In this Dec. 11, 2012 file photo Charlie Martinez, Chris Luttrell and Noe Marquez, all of Hilburn Builders Inc., work on the building that holds CINGSA's compressors. Two compressors move gas from an existing pipeline into a short spur under Bridge Access Road, where it will be injected during summer months nearly a mile underground into a depleted gas reservoir for wintertime use.

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  20. Nikiski basketball weekend roundupRead the original story

    Jan 31, 2015 | Peninsula Clarion

    Working with a young team can be like clinging to a giant pendulum. With a roster that sports primarily freshmen and sophomores, Houston head coach Steve Henderson has been along for that ride this season, swinging back forth from the good to not as good.

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