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  • A textbook that has been criticized as having a biased view of history has been approved for continued use after Kenai Peninsula Board of Education members voted to retain it. Some board members said they had issues with the book, but ultimately found that it would be cost-prohibitive to find replac...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:45pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough has adopted a permanent policy aimed at making the legislative process more transparent. Ordinances and resolutions up for adoption will require a fiscal note describing the financial impact the legislation will have on the borough.  It will be the responsibility of ...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:14am
  • Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct errors. The non-prepared food item tax measure approved by the assembly this week included an amendment to put the question to voters on the October municipal ballot.  ...

    Thu, 04/09/2015 - 5:29pm
  • The Board of Education on Monday passed the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s $165.6 million fiscal year 2016 operating budget. The board discussed the final revisions proposed by Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones during a worksession Monday. The process began in October 2014. Included i...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:07pm
  • Due to the increase in the energy rate and the Cost of Power Adjustment, Homer Electric Association monthly residential service bills will reflect an average increase of nearly $13 starting May 1 — including the first rise in energy rates since 2013. The estimate is based on the average HEA member...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:25pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly this week rejected the ordinance that would repeal the nine-month sales tax exemption on groceries. However, the issue is not completely off the table.  During Tuesday’s meeting, the assembly agreed to postpone voting down president Dale Bagley’s propose...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:44pm
  • Kenai Peninsula growers now have the option to grow year round. Arctic domes, reminiscent of their close geodesic dome cousins, “mirror the shape of the earth,” utilizing 30 percent more radiant heat than a rectangular structure is able to, said Kenai resident Lark Ticen. Ticen’s 20-foot wide ...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:15pm
  • The first round of contract discussions for the recently appointed superintendent of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District focused on salary and benefits. Sean Dusek sat down with the school board members in a work session Tuesday to discuss the pending contract. Dusek, the interim superintend...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:09pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District administration is suggesting staffing cuts, shifting to online curriculum and reducing the utility budget as a way to minimize expenses in 2016. The proposed savings are just more than $1.6 million, said Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones. He presented th...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:54am
  • Interim superintendent Sean Dusek will assume the superintendent of schools position on July 1, 2015. The Board of Education voted unanimously to offer the job to the 22-year Kenai Peninsula Borough School District veteran following public interviews Tuesday. “It is very humbling,” Dusek said. ...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:56pm

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