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Ben Boettger | Peninsula Clarion
In this Nov. 15 photo, Seward Elementary student Ayden Lapinskas holds a water-filled vial to the light to inspect gold flakes she panned during a field trip to Manitoba cabin near the Seward Highway.

Seward Elementary class tries gold panning

KENAI - Manitoba cabin sits on a wooded hill overlooking a creek about three quarters of a mile from the Seward Highway.

by BEN BOETTGER

Community planner returns to help Native villages

FAIRBANKS - After spending years Outside studying community planning and development, Charlene Stern returned to Alaska to fulfill her goal of helping Native communities.
KEVIN BAIRD

Young doesn't see GOP as Trump's rubber stamp

JUNEAU - U.S. Rep. Don Young said there are similarities between the election of Donald Trump and the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan, which he said came during a period of "malaise" when people lacked hope and wanted change.
Becky Bohrer

Crocheting together for help, hope at Kenai prison

HOMER - In the fiber art of crocheting, yarn gets connected together by making loops with a hook - "crochet" means "small hook" in French. Loop enough strands together and you can create shawls, scarves, hats, bags and sweaters.
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Port defendants: Anchorage has no claim to funds

The defendants in the Municipality of Anchorage's lawsuit over its failed port expansion project have banded together to demand the city's claim for monetary damages be tossed because they contend it has yet to specify what exactly it...
ELWOOD BREHMER

Guns, pot and the feds

Cannabis is still a Schedule I Controlled Substance, meaning it has no federally accepted medical use. Until that changes, other federal laws have to toe the line, according to the Department of Justice.
DJ SUMMERS

Alaska drops most jobs since 1980s recession

New statistics reveal the state of Alaska's job market is in the worst shape since the recession of the late 1980s.
JAMES BROOKS

Alaska Marine Highway System prepares to sell ferry Taku

KETCHIKAN - The Alaska Marine Highway System is working to get rid of the state ferry Taku.

Ferry riders on Southeast route to see new ticket policy

JUNEAU - The Alaska Marine Highway System is changing the way passengers pay for ferry sailings on a Southeast Alaska route starting next year.

Teen convicted of shooting foster father over vape charger

ANCHORAGE - A teenager pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder after acknowledging that he killed his foster father two years ago because the man had taken away his vapor cigarette charger.
Dan Joling

Alaska town's new Inupiat name challenged in court

ANCHORAGE - On paper, the new Inupiat Eskimo name of the nation's northernmost town is now official. But not so fast. The reality is not so simple.
RACHEL D'ORO

Articles from the State section archive

Seward Elementary class tries gold panning

KENAI - Manitoba cabin sits on a wooded hill overlooking a creek about three quarters of a mile from the Seward Highway.
By BEN BOETTGER

Community planner returns to help Native villages

FAIRBANKS - After spending years Outside studying community planning and development, Charlene Stern returned to Alaska to fulfill her goal of helping Native communities.
By KEVIN BAIRD

Port defendants: Anchorage has no claim to funds

The defendants in the Municipality of Anchorage's lawsuit over its failed port expansion project have banded together to demand the city's claim for monetary damages be tossed because they contend ...
By ELWOOD BREHMER

Guns, pot and the feds

Cannabis is still a Schedule I Controlled Substance, meaning it has no federally accepted medical use. Until that changes, other federal laws have to toe the line, according to the Department of ...
By DJ SUMMERS

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

Crocheting together for help, hope at Kenai prison

HOMER - In the fiber art of crocheting, yarn gets connected together by making loops with a hook - "crochet" means "small hook" in French. Loop enough strands together and you can create shawls, ...
By MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Rescuers carry down skier after injury at Turnagain Pass

ANCHORAGE - A 36-year-old Anchorage skier was carried to safety after an injury at Turnagain Pass.

US rig count up 4 this week to 597; Texas adds 7

HOUSTON - The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by four this week to 597. A year ago, 737 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices have curtailed exploration, ...

Alaska Marine Highway System prepares to sell ferry Taku

KETCHIKAN - The Alaska Marine Highway System is working to get rid of the state ferry Taku.

Bethel homeless shelter opens early amid severe weather

BETHEL - Bethel's homeless shelter has opened a week early after a severe windchill dropped the temperature to 40 below. Bethel Winter House opened its doors on Monday, almost a week ahead of ...

Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

Alaska drops most jobs since 1980s recession

New statistics reveal the state of Alaska's job market is in the worst shape since the recession of the late 1980s.
By JAMES BROOKS

Alaska town's new Inupiat name challenged in court

ANCHORAGE - On paper, the new Inupiat Eskimo name of the nation's northernmost town is now official. But not so fast. The reality is not so simple.
By RACHEL D'ORO

Teen convicted of shooting foster father over vape charger

ANCHORAGE - A teenager pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder after acknowledging that he killed his foster father two years ago because the man had taken away his vapor cigarette charger.
By Dan Joling

Young doesn't see GOP as Trump's rubber stamp

JUNEAU - U.S. Rep. Don Young said there are similarities between the election of Donald Trump and the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan, which he said came during a period of "malaise" when people ...
By Becky Bohrer

Ferry riders on Southeast route to see new ticket policy

JUNEAU - The Alaska Marine Highway System is changing the way passengers pay for ferry sailings on a Southeast Alaska route starting next year.

State picks old company for new tests

The state of Alaska has chosen a familiar group to conduct standardized tests for students across the state.
By JAMES BROOKS

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

Suspected shooter in apparent murder-suicide son of ex-cop

FAIRBANKS - Police in Alaska say the suspected gunman in an apparent murder-suicide that left four dead at a Fairbanks hotel was the son of a former local police officer.

Researchers examine climate change impacts on Alaska hunters

BETHEL - A University of Alaska Fairbanks study says climate change is having significant impacts on subsistence hunting and travel in communities across Alaska.

Q&A: Can my employer fire me for legally using marijuana?

BOSTON - Changing marijuana laws aren't necessarily making weed more welcome in the workplace.
By BOB SALSBERG

Teen charged in July attack of woman jogging near school

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage police have made in arrest in an attack on a woman jogging in July near East High School.

Millett, Chenault will lead minority Republicans in Alaska House

The Alaska House's new minority caucus has some familiar faces at the top.

Smoking will soon be forbidden in public housing

Smoking will soon be extinguished in all public housing across the United States, but the Alaska Public Housing Finance Corporation is planning to move quickly in meeting new requirements from the ...
By JAMES BROOKS

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

Record charitable donations reported for Giving Tuesday

NEW YORK - Giving Tuesday, a 5-year-old phenomenon aimed at encouraging online charitable giving, produced record-shattering donations this week, according to two organizations which tracked the ...
By DAVID CRARY

Tribes receive funds for substance abuse, mental health programs

Two Alaska Native tribes on the Kenai Peninsula will receive approximately $1 million over the next five years to help address substance abuse and mental health disorders among Alaska Natives.
By ELIZABETH EARL

Canada PM approves controversial pipeline to Pacific Coast

TORONTO - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday approved one controversial pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast, but rejected another.
By ROB GILLIES

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