Riley Board, KDLL - Soldotna

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Ripping open the world of pull-tabs, Alaska’s most popular form of charitable gaming

All legal gaming in Alaska benefits nonprofits, and the most popular form, pull-tabs, is played at more than 1,000 locations statewide.
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Peltola hosts online town hall on Albertsons-Kroger merger

In the tele-town hall Tuesday night, Rep. Mary Peltola said she was nervous about what the merger could mean for grocery options in Alaska communities.
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Soldotna man pleads guilty to illegal harvest of collared moose

Troopers say the moose's guts and hide were found near Soldotna in early October. Its Alaska Department of Fish & Game radio collar had been cut off.
Nikiski, AK.

Alaska gets $200M from feds for Railbelt energy project, Cook Inlet undersea cable

Alaska Beacon reporter James Brooks discussed the project, and the flexibility it could create for energy security on the Kenai Peninsula and beyond.
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Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approves new policy to rein in ‘proselytizing’ invocations

The new policy calls for volunteer chaplains to deliver invocations, over which the ACLU of Alaska sued the Assembly in 2016.
a sign says "All-American City Kenai"

Kenai man arrested for sending threatening email to U.S. senator

Arther Graham, 46, is accused of writing that he would remove the senator's skin and wear it.

Kenai borough Assembly asks governor to declare east side set-net economic disaster

A declaration from Gov. Mike Dunleavy would open up the fishery to grants from the state Legislature and accelerated capital projects.
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Kenai airport looks at adding another airline after Ravn’s departure

That's the long-term plan. In the short-term, the current airlines servicing the airport are adding more flights.
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Dunleavy announces plan to incentivize Cook Inlet gas producers

The announcement comes amid looming natural gas shortages, and concerns about energy security in the Railbelt area, from Homer to Fairbanks.
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Kenai Peninsula board narrowly rejects Nikolaevsk’s proposal for a charter school

The Russian Old Believer village wanted the school to focus on Russian language immersion and to follow a subsistence calendar.
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With Ravn out, Grant Aviation says it will increase flights between Anchorage and Kenai by 30%

Grant Aviation announced it will add up to 50 flights a week out of the Kenai Municipal Airport.

Archaeology continues at Sterling Highway construction sites

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe's Michael Bernard says cultural observers are likely to find something every day as work on a bypass project continues.
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Alaska tribal health groups, Mayo Clinic to partner for study on tobacco cessation

The collaborative study will eventually include 1,200 pairs of Alaska Natives who smoke and people supporting their efforts to quit.
Homer City Hall

Seward utility sale fails again, Homer Council unchanged in initial Kenai Peninsula election results

A second proposed sale of Seward's electric utility had just 46% of the 60% vote it needs to pass, with two Homer Assembly incumbents leading.
the Sterling Highway

Fatal crash rates spike on Sterling Highway this month

Vehicles have crashed from Kasilof to Cooper Landing, closing the highway and drawing dozens of emergency responders to the scenes.

Kenai Peninsula Borough extends state of emergency over areawide flooding

The extended declaration is related to high-water incidents in the Kenai Keys, the Kalifornsky Beach area and on the eastern peninsula.
A car parked near trees.

2 dead in 3-vehicle crash at Kasilof school zone

Troopers say a pickup truck rear-ended a sedan slowing for the school zone, which then struck an oncoming van Thursday; both sedan occupants died.
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Alaska politicians remain optimistic about AK LNG even as overseas market cools

Politicians are still confident in the pipeline project, even as a long timeline has export buyers looking for other options.
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Unprecedented double glacial dam release brings flooding to the Kenai

Usually, the Snow Glacier and Skilak lakes release every two or three years. Both at the same time is unprecedented.
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Soldotna woman and 2-year old killed in Sterling Highway crash

Troopers say Sherika Hatten, 30, and the boy died Friday after their car collided head-on with a truck near Cooper Landing.