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The Soldotna City Council at its meeting Wednesday will consider a resolution of support for Alaska House Bill 198, which would expand Alaska’s hate crimes statute to include sexual orientation or gender identity.

Currently, Alaska statutes allow the court system to increase the sentencing of defendants convicted of crimes that are found to be motivated by a victim’s race, sex, color, creed, physical or mental disability, ancestry or national origin. HB 198 would include sexual orientation and gender identity to that list.

Peter Boraas

 

The small auditorium in the Ward building at Kenai Peninsula College was overflowing with people there to remember Dr. Alan Boraas. He died in November at age 72. KDLL’s Shaylon Cochran was there to capture some stories from family, friends and a few of the hundreds of people inspired by Boraas’ long career teaching Native languages and advocating the ideals of a northern community.

 

 


AK Legislature

 

Senator Peter Micciche held a townhall meeting in Soldotna Thursday night, just ahead of the opening of the second session of the 31st state legislature.

 

  This week, we revisit the Kenai Peninsula Industry Outlook Forum. Earlier this week, we reported on efforts by the Kenai Peninsula Borough to expand agriculture opportunities on the Peninsula, but what about all of that ocean around us? Mariculture was a major topic at the forum last week in Seward.

 


Show off your culinary prowess in KDLL's Pickle Cooking Contest, part of our Picklefest Party annual membership meeting from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2019, at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

1. Bring a dish involving pickles to KDLL's Picklefest. It can be an appetizer, soup, entree, bread, dessert — your imagination is the limit, as long as pickles are among the ingredients.

2. Portion your dish so it can serve tasting portions.

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