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Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, Libertarian Mark Fish and Republican Dan Sullivan answered a series of questions during a forum hosted by the Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce on Tuesday in Kenai.

U.S. Senate candidates stump for votes on Kenai Peninsula 

KENAI — In as much as could be shared in one-minute increments, the three candidates for one of Alaska’s two U.S. Senate seats expounded issues in Cook Inlet, the state and nationwide during a ... Read More

A Wedding Day to Remember 10/22/14

Dawn Thorp and Stephanie Nicholls were married Tuesday afternoon in a ceremony at the top of Baycrest Hill. They are the second Homer couple to file for a wedding license since the ban...

Stevens back on ballot for Homer area 10/22/14

Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, was in Homer last week to meet with voters of the recently formed Senate District P, a product of redistricting. While the district’s boundaries may be new...

Business

450 inlet fishermen receive aid

More than 1,000 Alaska fishermen will share in $7.5 million worth of payments to mitigate the 2012 fisheries disaster in Cook Inlet and on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers. Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission Executive Director Randy Fisher said the checks were mailed Oct. 17.

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Arts

Annual Wearable Arts show puts work of fiber artists in spotlight

Every Day of the Dead needs a night of fashion — right? “Noche de Moda” is the theme for this year’s Wearable Arts show, and Kari Multz, who has been part of the show for nearly 30 years, says ...

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Schools

Lobbying for funding focus of board talks

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education members on Tuesday considered options to lobby for education funding. Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, asked the school board to identify targeted or specialized programs that address gaps in education statewide. Legislators may be more swayed if ...

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Sports

Swimmers, divers looking strong as Regions approach

By McKibben Jackinsky Staff Writer The Mariners swim and dive team moved a step closer to Regions competition with last weekend’s 2014 Valley Invite. In team score in Palmer, the Kodiak ...

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Outdoors

Hummingbird, rabbit, snail found in garden — oh my!

So there I am, fussing around in the west garden and I get buzzed by a hummingbird. This is October. Granted, we had a family of four in residence all summer. I think there may be a nest to be ...

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Opinion

Cook Inlet navigation: Is it really safe as can be?

Most people don’t think about the safety of marine navigation in Cook Inlet. They didn’t before the Exxon Valdez, and they still don’t, because it’s not an issue that normally comes up at the ...

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