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  • At a distance of 220 miles and a 40-minute flight from South Peninsula Hospital to Anchorage, the time and distance can present challenges for getting intensive care at the lower Kenai Peninsula’s only rural hospital. If the weather is bad, LifeMed and other medevac services can’t fly. Patients ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:42am
  • JUNEAU — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said he is willing to call the Legislature into a special session if lawmakers don’t pass any revenue proposals to help close a multibillion-dollar budget deficit. His push for more income comes as the state’s Department of Revenue on Monday released a forecast...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:38am
  • Not surprisingly, Alaska’s fiscal picture got worse with the March 21 release of the 2016 Spring Revenue Forecast. Total state revenue for the 2016 fiscal year, which ends June 30, is now projected to be about $3.6 billion, down more than 60 percent from the $9.5 billion of income estimated in the...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:37am
  • Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna is looking to update its imaging capabilities with some new equipment if the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly gives it the green light....

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 9:29am
  • While more women are turning up soil in the agriculture industry, they are unearthing a unique set of challenges. Some are looking for new methods to cultivate and market their products a little differently than their male counterparts, while others are seeking ways to balance raising a family and r...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 9:28am
  • On Christmas Eve, when they could have been enjoying a day off, the small, dedicated crew of Ohlson Mountain Mineral Springs H20 shows up at work to demonstrate their newest piece of equipment: a machine that fills water bottles....

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 9:25am
  • Despite pessimistic oil and gas outlooks, two companies are conducting seismic data-gathering activities on the Kenai Peninsula this spring and another is planning more exploration work....

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 9:20am
  • Gov. Bill Walker issued an administrative order on Feb. 29 establishing a mariculture task force for shellfish and sea plants. Walker’s order responds to both economic and ecological concerns. The release touts the potential economic benefits to coastal communities and the Alaska fishing industry....

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 1:26pm
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski introduced a bill on March 3 that would require all genetically engineered salmon to carry the words “genetically engineered” or “GE.” The bill’s language resulted from discussions between Murkowski and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, strengthening earlier FDA la...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 1:25pm
  • Bagel Shop co-owner  Mikela Aramburu stands at the counter of the new espresso area in the addition to the bagel bakery and cafe on East End Road. The Bagel Shop reopened on March 1 after remodeling. The addition doubles the size of the cafe and adds more seating. The espresso counter will open...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 1:24pm

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