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The Alaska Supreme Court occasionally takes its act on the road, traveling to high schools around the state, giving students a peek at the inner workings of the state’s highest court.

 

 


Jay Barrett/KDLL

Hello, it’s March 30th, 2018, and I’m Jay Barrett with KDLL’s Econ 91-9.

The Alaska Job Service Center held its annual Job and Career Fair last week in the Soldotna Sports Complex. A score of job and military recruiters, trainers and more were on hand, as were hundreds of Central Peninsula folks looking for a job or a new career.

When it gets closer to fishing season, we’ll tell you what local canneries have to offer, but today, we focus on training.

Shaylon Cochran/KDLL

 

A proposed highway bypass around Cooper Landing may be closer to reality than at any time in the past three decades.

 

 


The project to change the way oil and gas is transported in and around Cook Inlet has gotten an initial okay to head underwater. Earlier this month, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska granted a temporary construction permit to the Cook Inlet Pipeline Company for the offshore section of the Tyonek Pipeline. 

The RCA previously approved two temporary construction permits for onshore construction work.

Spring may still be around the corner, with summer just a fond hope for the future, but the city of Kenai is actively working on projects to make the July dipnet season more convenient for participants. 

At last week’s meeting, the Kenai City Council voted to move funds from a completed South Beach access project, to needs on the north side of the river.

Last week’s Job and Career Fair presented by the Alaska Job Center saw hundreds of Central Peninsula residents attending, hoping to find that perfect new job. There were also a score of presenters, that ranged from military recruiters to healthcare and from carpentry to seafood processing.

Gloria Rhodes was one of the recruiters attending the all-day event at the Soldotna Sports Complex. She works for the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, which has been on a steady growth curve in the past decade.

 

A Nikolaevsk man is dead and one Alaska State Trooper is injured after an officer-involved shooting Saturday evening. Troopers received a report that 42-year-old Nikolai Yakunin was in contact with a female, a violation of his probation conditions.

 

Thousands of Blockbuster video stores have shuttered around the country in recent years. A few locations remain in Alaska, but they’re fading quickly, too, making way for new ventures. The Kenai store has been closed for nearly two years, but the location will have a new tenant soon.

 

 


Shaylon Cochran/KDLL

 

 

Across the country, peaceful marches took place Saturday to raise awareness about gun violence in America. In Soldotna, too, dozens turned out for the March for our Lives.

 

 


City of Kenai

 

The city of Kenai continues to pick up parcels of land along the bluff in anticipation of a major bluff erosion project.

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