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Assembly may halt invocations

In the news Fireworks use and sales suspended A suspension on the use and sale of fireworks is in effect for the Kenai Peninsula Borough. The Alaska State Fire Marshal’s Office, in cooperation with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources/Division of Forestry, is also implementing fireworks suspensions for Fairbanks North Star Borough, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Kodiak Borough, Copper River Valley, including Glennallen south to Valdez, Western Alaska, including McGrath and points west, Tanana Valley north of the Alaska Range, Northern Panhandle, including Haines in the north, Skagway, and Juneau to the south. The suspension will remain in effect until further notice. The decision was based on hot, dry weather and a high to very high fire danger, according to a Thursday press release from the Department of Public Safety. “Our firefighting resources and capabilities on the ground and in the air are stretched thin,” State Fire Marshal Richard Boothby said in the release. “That combined with the weather forecast going into next week, the safety of Alaskans and visitors is paramount. The suspension of the sale and use of fireworks will assist in protecting life and property.” Currently, 102 uncontained fires covering 273,551 acres, including the Swan Lake Fire on the Kenai Peninsula and the Shovel Creek fire outside of Fairbanks, are burning in Alaska. For wildfire updates and fire safety information, visit

By VICTORIA PETERSEN Peninsula Clarion

The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from the East Fork Moose River bridge on Thursday. (Photo courtesy Robert Kuiper)

Swan Lake Fire continues to grow By BRIAN MAZUREK Peninsula Clarion

The southbound lane of the Sterling Highway was reopened as of noon on Thursday, after fire crews

completed their burnout operations along the road. Both lanes were still moving slowly due to a posted speed limit of 35 mph and Alaska State Troopers were on scene enforcing

the speed limit, according to an update from the Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team. There is still a possibility of lane closure over the next few days as

the incident management team continues to monitor the fire’s progression. As of Thursday morning, the Swan Lake Fire had reached 48,199 acres See FIRE, page A15

By VICTORIA PETERSEN Peninsula Clarion

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is considering raising the sales tax cap, and removing voters’ ability to decide if the cap should be increased.

During its Tuesday meeting, the assembly will discuss an ordinance that would increase the maximum amount subject to borough sales tax from $500 to $1,000, and vote on an ordinance that would repeal the borough code that requires

voter approval to increase the sales tax cap. The ordinance to increase the maximum amount subject to borough sales tax was introduced by Mayor Charlie Pierce and assembly member Kenn Carpenter. The ordinance is aimed

at maintaining future fund balances, according to the ordinance document. “Due to the continuing uncertainty about state and local revenues, the decline in state assistance to municipalities, the increasing loss in property tax revenues to

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the borough from exemptions on real property, and increasing reliance on borough funding for the school district, the borough must take steps to maintain its unrestricted fund balance into the future within financially See TAX, page A15

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An ordinance eliminating the invocations during Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meetings will be introduced at Tuesday’s meeting. Assembly member Willy Dunne is sponsoring the ordinance, which would end the offering of invocations before the beginning of assembly meetings. The ordinance comes after a resident and member of the Satanic Temple, Iris Fontana, provided an invocation at the June 18 meeting, which prompted walkouts from borough officials and a protest outside the borough building. In a June 20 memo from Dunne to the assembly, he says recent invocations have resulted in controversial and divisive actions in the community. “Borough assembly policy states that invocations are presented to meet the spiritual needs of assembly members,” the memo reads. “However, recent invoca-

Assembly looks to raise sales tax cap, remove voter OK

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A fisherman handles his catch at the mouth of the Kasilof River during the opening day of dipnetting on Tuesday. Kasilof River personal use salmon dipnetting is open June 25 through Aug. 7. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/ Peninsula Clarion)

The city of Soldotna has decided to close its animal shelter and consolidate with Kenai to care for impounded animals. The Soldotna City Council passed a resolution at its meeting Wednesday night to enter a one-year agreement with Kenai to provide animal shelter services for Soldotna animals at the Kenai animal shelter. Starting July 1, Soldotna will pay $42,000 to Kenai for the care of 150 animals. Soldotna will pay an additional $284 for each See MERGE, page A3

High court keeps citizenship question off census for now By MARK SHERMAN and JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press

WASHINGTON — In a surprising move, the Supreme Court on Thursday kept the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census for now, and the question’s opponents say there’s no time to revisit the

issue before next week’s scheduled start to the printing of census forms. But President Donald Trump said on Twitter after the decision that he’s asked lawyers if they can “delay the Census, no matter how long” until the “United States Supreme Court is given additional information from which it can make a final and decisive decision” on the is-

sue. Under federal law the census must begin on April 1, 2020. A former director of the Census Bureau said he believed Congress would have to change the law for the count to be delayed. The issue of whether to add the citizenship question to the census is a politically charged one. Democratic cities and states who oppose adding it argue that they’d

get less federal money and fewer representatives in Congress if the question is asked because it would discourage the participation of minorities, primarily Hispanics, who tend to support Democrats. During arguments in the case at the Supreme Court in April it seemed as though the Trump administration would win because Chief Justice

John Roberts and other conservatives appointed by Republican presidents did not appear to see anything wrong with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ decision to add the question. Ultimately, however, Roberts joined the court’s four more liberal members in saying the administration’s current justification for the question See COURT, page A2

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“seems to have been contrived.” The Trump administration had said the question was being added to aid in enforcement of the Voting Rights Act, which protects minority voters’ access to the ballot box. But the Justice Department had never previously sought a citizenship question in the 54-year history of the landmark voting rights law. “Altogether, the evidence tells a story that does not match the explanation the secretary gave for his decision,” Roberts wrote. Justice Clarence Thomas said in dissent that “the court’s erroneous decision… unjustifiably interferes with the 2020 census.” Trump’s two appointees, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, joined Thomas’ opinion. Justice Samuel Alito wrote separately in partial dissent. What will happen next is unclear. The Census Bureau said in a brief statement only that the decision is “currently being reviewed.” But The American Civil Liberties Union’s Dale Ho, who argued against the citizenship question’s addition at the Supreme Court said “there really, really is not time” for the administration to revisit adding the question. The decision came on the last day the court was issuing opinions before a summer break. Also on Thursday the court issued a decision in a second politically charged case, dealing a huge blow to efforts to combat the drawing of electoral districts for partisan gain. The Census Bureau’s own experts predict that millions of Hispanics and immigrants would go uncounted if the census asked everyone if he or she is an American citizen. And immigrant advocacy organizations and Democraticled states, cities and counties that challenged the question’s addition argue the question would make people with noncitizens in their households

Young demonstrators gather at the Supreme Court as the justices finish the term with key decisions on gerrymandering and a census case involving an attempt by the Trump administration to ask everyone about their citizenship status in the 2020 census, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

less likely to fill out their census forms. In his opinion, Roberts wrote that evidence showed that Ross “was determined to reinstate a citizenship question from the time he entered office.” The Commerce Department oversees the Census Bureau. Roberts added that there is “a significant mismatch between the decision the secretary made and the rationale he provided.” The court sent the issue of adding the citizenship

question back to administration officials. It’s not clear whether the Trump administration could try again to add the question, providing a fuller explanation of the reasons for doing so. Opponents said that can’t be done quickly and that the problems identified by the court could be hard to overcome, but they didn’t rule out that the administration might try. Evidence uncovered since the Supreme Court heard ar-

guments in the case supports claims that the citizenship question is part of a broader Republican effort to accrue political power at the expense of minorities, the challengers say. The Constitution requires a census count every 10 years. A question about citizenship had once been common, but it has not been widely asked since 1950. At the moment, the question is part of a separate detailed annual sample of a small chunk of the population, the American Community Survey.



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Robert C Noble

May 26, 1933 - June 10, 2019 Robert C Noble (Bob) passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on Monday June 10, 2019 in Yuma, Arizona with his wife of 65 years at his side. Born May 26, 1933 to Kenneth V. Noble and Jessie Alice Jewett Noble at his grand parents ranch near Big Piney, Wyoming. Bob met his wife Arlene Rosetta Gringer during a Wyoming cattle drive and they were married on June 12, 1954 at the Chapel of Transfiguration in Moose,

Wyoming. He is a man of many talents and could do or fix anything. Over the years he had many occupations. Bob was always a cowboy and rancher at heart. He was also a small business owner, hunting guide, pilot and flight instructor, oil field worker, heavy equipment operator and land developer. He was an Air Traffic Controller for 10 years and retired in 1980. Following retirement, he attended a trade school, graduating with an AA degree in building construction and subsequently built several homes. Bob enjoyed many hobbies to include woodworking, hunting and fishing in both Alaska and Wyoming , and most of all he enjoyed RV travel with his wife. In life he above all loved his wife and was immensely proud of his children and granddaughter. Bob shared advice and stories with many people over the years and always enjoyed helping people with their projects. He is preceded in death by his parents Kenneth V and Jessie Alice, and two brothers Kenneth V and Donald. He is survived by his wife Arlene, daughter Rebecca, son Robert, daughter in law Lori, granddaughter Brianne, sister Sally and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held August 10 at Ninilchik Community Center from 2-4pm, all are welcome.

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tions have failed to accomplish that.” In the memo, Dunne says removing invocations will save the borough taxpayers’ money and reduce divisiveness in the community. “It is expected that assembly members can find ways to have their spiritual needs met outside of public meetings,” Dunne said in the memo. The borough’s invocation policy has sparked yearslong controversy. In October, the borough lost a lawsuit against plaintiffs represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska in a fight over its invocation policy, which allowed certain groups and individuals to offer an invocation at the beginning of each meeting. The plaintiffs, Lance Hunt, an atheist, Fontana and Elise Boyer, a member of the Jewish community in Homer, all applied to give invocations after the policy was established in 2016. All three were denied because they didn’t belong to official

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additional animal over the initial 150. “The initial term of the agreement is set for one year and if the partnership is successful, it would be appropriate to consider longer-term agreements in the future,” said Soldotna City Manager Stephanie Queen. The resolution comes on the heels of a decline in the number of animals impounded at the Soldotna Animal Shelter. In 2013, 329 animals were impounded but in 2018, just 105 were. The Kenai Animal Shelter cares for more than 800 animals annually, with the capacity to accept additional animals. The ordinance reduces

organizations with an established presence on the peninsula. They sued and the ACLU Alaska agreed to represent them. Anchorage Superior Court Judge Andrew Peterson ruled the invocation policy violated the Alaska Constitution’s establishment clause, which is a mandate banning government from establishing an official religion or the favoring of one belief over another. Article 1, Section 4 of the constitution provides that “no law shall be made respecting an establishment of religion.” In November, the assembly voted against appealing the Superior Court decision and passed an updated invocation policy allowing more people the ability to give invocations at assembly meetings. The ordinance also asks that the question be referred to the voters at the Oct. 1 election. It would be an advisory vote, as the assembly has the authority to amend its meeting agenda without voter approval. The public hearing for this ordinance will take place at the Aug. 6 assembly meeting.

expenditure in the animal control department by $58,000 annually. The Soldotna Animal Shelter will close, but the city of Soldotna will still staff a full-time animal control officer. “In addition to significant cost savings, this partnership will provide operational benefits, such as relocating the Animal Control Officer to the Soldotna Police Department, where they can assist and collaborate on other enforcement activities and city projects,” Queen said. “Though shelter services would relocate to Kenai, Soldotna residents will still have a fulltime animal control officer available to respond to their needs for service in the city. I feel this will allow us to provide better service in a more cost-effective manner.”

Around the Peninsula PROPS Committee meeting The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council’s PROPS (Prevention, Response, Operations and Safety) Committee meeting will be held in Nikiski on Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. at the Nikiski Senior Center, 50025 Lake Marie Avenue. The public is welcome to attend. For an agenda, directions or more information call 907-283-7222 or 800652-7222.

Kenai Central High School Swimming Pool

Swim lesson dates: Session III July 8-19; Session IV July 22- August 2; Swim lesson times: 11 a.m.-11:40 a.m. (M-F); 11:45 a.m.-12:25 p.m. (M-F); 12:30 p.m.-1:10 p.m. (M-F); 1:15 p.m.-1:55 p.m. (M-F); 1:15 p.m.– 1:45 p.m. (3 and 4 year olds) (M-F); Private Lessons 3-3:30 p.m., 3:30-4 p.m. (M-F, 10 days of private) or 10:15-10:45 a.m. (Tuesday and Thursday). Need to sign-up for lessons in advance at the Kenai Pool. Private Swim lessons times or pool rentals are available. Register for swim lessons in advance at the Kenai Pool. Pool rentals are available. 283-7476

Soldotna Historical Society & Homestead Museum board meeting

Soldotna Historical Society & Homestead Museum will hold a board meeting, Monday, July 1 at 4:30 p.m., main building, 461 Centennial Park Road. Open to the public. Come be a part of our second annual Homesteaders Meet & Greet during Progress days! Questions? Call 262-3832.

The Sterling Senior Center breakfast

p.m. at the Extension Office located in the same building as Fish and Game on K-Beach Road. Gauges can be tested on or off the lid of the canner. It is important to have pressure canner dial gauges checked annually to help assure home canned food is safely processed. There will be free food preservation publications available. Pressure canners using weighted gauges do not need to be checked. For more information contact the Cooperative Extension Service Office at 907-262-5824.

Sterling Friday Flea Market

The Sterling Community Center invites you to our Summer community event, Sterling Friday Flea Market. On Friday, June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26 and Aug. 9 and 16. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The market is for crafters, fruit/ vegetable vendors, merchandise vendors, and second-hand booths. 10-feet wide by 20-feet deep spaces for rent in parking lot for $10. Bring your own tents and tables or we have rentals: 6-foot table and one chair $10. Get a space at the Sterling Friday Flea Market anytime during the summer. If the weather is not cooperating vendors can come inside. All vendors and customers will have access to Sterling Community Center facilities and vending machines. Call for registration and information262-7224 or email scc@acsalaska. net.

Food for Thought

Join us in the Fireweed Diner at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, every Tuesday from 5-6 p.m. from June 11 through Sept. 10 for a meal and a time of learning about food and nutrition. RSVP to Greg Meyer, executive director, 907-262-3111 or

Kenai Senior Center activities

The Sterling Senior Center will be serving breakfast on Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. Menu includes bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, and biscuits & gravy. Everyone welcome, come hungry! $10 adults, $5 children. All proceeds benefit the center. Questions, call 262-6808.

The Kenai Senior Center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, and are open until 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Community meals are served Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost for lunch is $7 suggested donation for individuals 60 or older, $14 for those under 60. Call 907283-4156 for more information. — Walking Group, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9-10 a.m. North Peninsula Recreation events — Beginning Spanish, Thursdays: 1 p.m. — Log Rolling is being offered at the Nikiski Pool on — Computer assistance, every other Friday: 1 p.m. Tuesdays from 7:45-8:45 p.m. throughout the summer. This — Kenai Senior Connection Board Meeting, Friday, is free family fun class. Registration is not required. Pool June 28: 9:30 a.m. admission rates apply. For more information, contact Nigel Yoga in the Park at 776-8800. — Pre-School Aquatic Play Classes will be offered in Soldotna Parks & Recreation and The Yoga Yurt are exJuly and August. This class is for little ones 3-6 years of age. cited to offer free yoga in the park in June and July. This is Parent are not required to be in the water. Students will have a gentle flow yoga for all skill levels on Fridays from 6-7:15 fun exploring the water through games with Mr. Nigel. For p.m. at Farnsworth Park in Soldotna. Farnsworth park is lomore information, call 776-8800. cated at 148 S Birch Street and yoga will happen rain or — Inner Tube Water Polo will be offered on Monday shine so dress accordingly. For more information call 262July 15, 6-9 p.m. at the Nikiski Pool. For those 15 years 3151. and older. Pickup games and tournament. Come out for a A Safe Place for the Heart night of fun and competition. For more information, please contact Nigel at 776-8800. Camp Mend-A-Heart is a free day camp for ages 6 to 16 — NPRSA’s 3 on 3 Surf & Turf Volleyball Tournament who have experienced a loss due to death. Camp is held at will be held on Friday July 19, at the Nikiski Pool. Must be beautiful Solid Rock Camp, just outside of Soldotna. Many at least years of age. Teams of 3 will compete on grass and fun activities as well as age appropriate grief activities. in the pool. For more information, please contact Jackie at Dates are Aug. 13 to the 15, 2019. All applications must be 776-8800. in by July. Please contact Hospice at 262-0453 for additional — Nikiski Pool’s Annual Cardboard & Duct Tape Boat information, questions and applications. Monday to ThursChallenge will be offered on Monday August 5, at 6 p.m. day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Teams must register in advance and will build a boat from 2nd Annual Disability Pride duct tape and cardboard, and see if the boat can survive the The Kenai Peninsula will celebrate its 2nd Annual Pride pool obstacle course. Two age categories and teams of 3-5 people. For more information or to register please call Nigel Celebration on Saturday, July 20 at the Soldotna Creek Park from 12-4 p.m. This is a national event, which celebrates the at 776-8800. signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Disability Love Inc garage sale Pride is seeking sponsors for this event and extends a warm Love Inc will hsot a garage sale coming up Friday and invitation to you and your business to participate. We hope Saturday, June 28-29 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. Saturday they to hear back from you by June 3. Contact Maggie Winston will also have lemonade stand available. All profits go back at 907-740-0410 or Nikki Marcano at 907-262-6351. Donainto the community Helping Neighbors In Need! 44410 K- tions can be mailed to Independent Living Center at 47255 Beach Road, Soldotna. Contact 907-262-5140. Princeton Ave., #8, Soldotna, AK, 99669.

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KP Young Adult Ministry is available at Ammo Can Cof—Pickleball: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 a.m.fee Thursday nights at 7 p.m. KP Young Adult Ministry is 12 p.m. geared toward fostering the healthy Christian Community —Beginner pickleball lessons: Tuesdays, 12 p.m. for young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 years old. — Intermediate pickleball lessons: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. For more information contact us through our Facebook Page —Weight room: Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday KP Young Adult Ministry. (Free weights, squat rack, rowing machine, cardio bikes, Midnight Sun FFA Chapter Lemonade Stand tread mill, elliptical, and yoga balls/mats) —Zumba: Mondays at 6 p.m. The Kenai Peninsula members of the Midnight Sun FFA —Teen Center: 12-15 years old. $2 per visit. 12-3 p.m. Chapter will be selling lemonade during Alaska’s Lemon- Monday-Friday. Air hockey, fosse ball, video games, Wi-Fi, ade Day on Saturday, June 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The and gym time. FFA members will be at the Soldotna Fred Meyer’s front en—Summer rec program: 12-3 p.m. Monday to Friday. trance (entry B). The students will be selling special lemon- Registration anytime ades as well as goodies! Please stop by and visit, and show your support for agriculture’s future in Alaska!

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Transparency may help, but it will take more to lower health care costs The Trump administration continued

to nibble away Monday at the problem of high healthcare costs, unveiling a set of proposals to bring more transparency to the industry’s byzantine pricing practices. But like just about everything else the administration has done on healthcare affordability, the proposal would strike at best a glancing blow to rising costs. And paradoxically, it could wind up raising prices for some patients. It’s hard to argue with the idea that people should know how much their care will cost before they receive it, not after. The White House proposal would address that directly, administration officials said, by requiring insurers and healthcare providers to tell patients in advance what their outof-pocket costs would be. The initiative’s main effort to hold down healthcare costs, though, would be to require hospitals to clearly and publicly disclose how much people actually pay for services there. In theory, people seeking non-urgent care — a knee replacement, say — could use the information to shop around for the most affordable hospital, promoting the kind of competition that drives down prices in normal markets. It’s not at all clear how helpful the information will be, however, in part because the proposal doesn’t specify how much detail hospitals would have to release about their prices. The less detailed the hospitals’ price lists are, the less help they give consumers to shop around. But the more detailed they are about the prices negotiated with insurers, the greater the risk that hospitals will discover when they’re charging less than their competitors and raise their prices accordingly. Beyond that, Americans pay a relatively small percentage of their healthcare costs out of pocket, even with steadily increasing deductibles. They typically depend on their doctors to tell them exactly what care they need. What’s more, if they’re seriously injured or ill, they may be in no position to look around for care. And in many communities, there aren’t enough hospitals or physician groups to support real competition. All of these factors shield the healthcare industry from the sort of consumer pressure and market forces that the Trump administration wants to unleash. Making a major dent in healthcare costs would require the administration to take a much bigger swing at the way healthcare is delivered and paid for in the United States. Why do we spend so much more than the residents of other countries do, even though the care doesn’t yield consistently better outcomes? It’s not because prices are hidden. The president’s proposal may prove helpful, but only on the margins. — The Los Angeles Times, June 25

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Stop attacking our reproductive health care As a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife, I have spent my entire career working with women. I have coached them through labor pains, cried with them after a miscarriage and held their hand during an abortion. I have always considered myself to be an advocate for women’s health, but after working at Planned Parenthood I am now, more so than ever. I’m terrified by what I’m seeing happen around this country. From the rash of abortion bans, the criminalization of abortion, and the news last week from the Ninth Circuit, which allows the Trump administration’s dangerous gag rule to go into effect in every state except Maryland. The gag rule makes it illegal for health care providers in the Title X program to refer patients for abortion care, and is also intended to block access to care at Planned Parenthood health centers. The Title X program is the nation’s only family planning program and it provides access to birth control, cancer screenings, STI testing and treatments, annual exams and more for the four million people in our country, and nearly 7,000 people in Alaska who need it. It has also contributed to our record low teen pregnancy and abortion rates.

Elected officials have made it clear they are coming after abortion care, and they are actively working to chip away basic reproductive health care until it is completely eliminated. It is no secret that the gag rule is meant to further erode abortion access, but the consequences will extend far beyond that. Each week, I see women actively taking control of their health and futures by asking for contraception. I give answers to questions about bodies, health and disease prevention that young people aren’t getting anywhere else. I’ve reassured a teen mom who braved passing through protesters to get emergency contraception. We need the support of every elected leader who has pledged to stand up and protect reproductive health and rights. Americans do not want to see their health, their freedom or their rights taken away. That’s why we have seen tens of thousands speak out against the abortion bans across the country, and hundreds here in Alaska say, “no, not here.” Despite what we’re seeing across the country, the issue of reproductive health care is not a partisan one. Seven in 10 Americans do not want to see Roe v. Wade overturned. In Alaska, 63

percent of people surveyed last year supported upholding Roe v. Wade. The vast majority of Alaskans share a love for limited government intervention, for independence and autonomy, for family and for affordable, accessible health care. I am proud to have an elected leader, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, stand in support of Title X and the valuable services Planned Parenthood provides. My patients depend on this care and I know she will continue to be an advocate. My job, like yours, is not to tell people what they need. My job is to listen to people telling me what they need and give that to them. I work at Planned Parenthood because I love what I do, I love Juneau, and I love Alaska. But more importantly, the care I provide through Planned Parenthood is invaluable to Alaska. I am here to care for people. I’m here for all Alaskans. To hold their secrets, share in their triumphs, and witness their pain. Don’t let this administration take this away from us. Don’t let the gag rule take this away from Alaska. Alix Curtain is a clinician at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands.

News and Politics

Politicians’ tweets could get slapped with warning labels By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer

SAN FRANCISCO — Presidents and other world leaders and political figures who use Twitter to threaten or abuse others could find their tweets slapped with warning labels. The new policy, announced by the company on Thursday, comes amid complaints from activists and others that President Donald Trump has gotten a free pass from Twitter to post hateful messages and attack his enemies in ways they say could lead to violence. From now on, a tweet that Twitter deems to involve matters of public interest, but which violates the service’s rules, will be obscured by a warning explaining the violation. Users will have to tap through the warning to see the underlying message, but the tweet won’t be removed, as Twitter might do with a regular person’s posts. Twitter said the policy applies to all government officials, candidates and similar public figures with more than 100,000 followers. In addition to applying the label, Twitter won’t use its algorithms to “elevate” or otherwise promote such tweets. “It’s a step in the right direction,” said Keegan Hankes, research analyst for the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project, who focuses on farright extremist propaganda online. But, he added, Twitter is essentially arguing “that hate speech can be in the public interest. I am arguing that hate speech is never in the public interest.” Twitter refused to comment on whether any of Trump’s past tweets vio-

lated its rules and would not say what role, if any, his Twitter activity played in the creation of the new warning-label policy. The new stance could fuel additional Trumpian ire toward social media. The president routinely complains, without evidence, that social media sites are biased against him and other conservatives. Twitter’s rules prohibit threatening violence against a person or group, engaging in “targeted harassment of someone,” or inciting others to do so, such as wishing a person is harmed. It also bans hate speech against a group based on race, ethnicity, gender or other categories. Up to now, the company has exempted prominent leaders from many of those rules, contending that publishing controversial tweets from politicians helps hold them accountable and encourages discussion. But there have been longstanding calls to remove Trump from the service over what some have called abusive and threatening behavior. Some activists complained this week after the president threatened Iran with “obliteration” in some areas if it attacks the U.S. Trump has also tweeted a video of himself beating up a man with a CNN logo in place of his head and retweeted seemingly faked anti-Muslim videos. “Donald Trump has changed political discourse on Twitter and everywhere else, given the level of toxic statements he has made about vulnerable communities in America,” Hankes said. Other politicians could likewise become subject to warning labels. In 2018, French prosecutors filed

preliminary charges against far-right French politician Marine Le Pen for tweeting brutal images of Islamic State violence. Twtter prohibits material that is “excessively gory.” And in March, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stirred outrage by sharing a video on Twitter of a man urinating on the head of another man during a Carnival party. Insults and mockery fall into a gray area. Calling someone a “lowlife, a “dog” or a “stone cold LOSER,” as Trump has done, may not in itself be a violation. But repeated insults against someone might amount to prohibited harassment. Jennifer Grygiel, a social media expert and professor at Syracuse University, said Twitter “obviously” enacted the new policy because of Trump’s Twitter activity. But Grygiel said the new rule doesn’t go far enough. Because of the president’s outsize ability to start wars, move stock markets or influence other world events, Twitter should instead review leaders’ tweets before they are sent out and block them if necessary, Grygiel said. Twitter’s new policy doesn’t apply to past tweets. Twitter said it is still possible for a government official or other figure to tweet something so egregious that it warrants removal. A direct threat of violence against an individual, for instance, would qualify. The company said warning-label decisions will be made by a group that includes members of its trust and safety, legal and public policy teams, as well as employees in the regions where particular tweets originate.

Nation Justices: Partisan gerrymandering none of our business By MARK SHERMAN and JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that partisan gerrymandering of congressional and legislative districts is none of its business, a decision that leaves state officials free from federal court challenges to their plans to shape districts to blatantly help their parties. The court’s conservative majority, including the two justices appointed by President Donald Trump, prevailed in a 5-4 ruling that dealt a huge blow to efforts to combat the redrawing of district lines to benefit a particular party. The decision, on the last day before the justices’ long summer break, has no effect on racial gerrymandering challenges. Courts have barred redistricting aimed at reducing the political representation of racial minorities for a half-century. But the outcome brings an immediate halt to law-

A view of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

suits that sought to rein in the most partisan districting plans that can result when one party controls a state’s legislature and governor’s office. In the short term, Republicans are the prime beneficiaries of the ruling. They made dramatic political gains in the 2010 election just before the last round of redistricting, so they have controlled the process in many states. Democratic voters had persuaded lower courts to strike down districting plans in

Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin. The one Republican suit came in Maryland, against a single congressional district. Redistricting will next take place in 2021, once 2020 census results are available. In another politically charged case decided Thursday, the court blocked for now the Trump administration’s effort to add a citizenship question to the next census. It’s unclear whether the Trump administration has

time to address the court’s concerns. Printing of census forms is supposed to begin next week. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion in both cases, siding with the liberals on the census and the conservatives on redistricting. Although the chief justice often seeks broader coalitions for relatively narrow decisions, he ended up writing a sweeping redistricting opinion that drew an impassioned dissent from the liberal justices. Voters and elected officials should be the arbiters of what is a political dispute, Roberts said in his opinion for the court. Federal courts are the wrong place to settle these disputes, he said. “We have never struck down a partisan gerrymander as unconstitutional—despite various requests over the past 45 years. The expansion of judicial authority would not be into just any area of controversy, but into one of the most intensely partisan aspects of American political life,” Roberts wrote.

Health care, immigration top issues at Democrats’ 1st debate

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker hugs Rep. Tim Ryan while Sen. Elizabeth Warren hugs Julian Castro at the end of a Democratic primary debate in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) By JUANA SUMMERS and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press

MIAMI — Ten Democrats railed against a national economy and a Republican administration they argued exist only for the rich as presidential candidates debated onstage for the first time in the young 2020 season, embracing inequality as a defining theme in their fight to deny President Donald Trump a sec-

ond term in office. Health care and immigration, more than any other issues, led the first of two debates on Wednesday, with another to follow Thursday night. And Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, more than anyone else, stood out — on her own at times — in calling for “fundamental change” across the nation’s economy and government to address a widening gap between the rich and the middle class.

“I think of it this way. Who is this economy really working for? It’s doing great for a thinner and thinner slice at the top,” Warren declared shortly before raising her hand as one of the only Democrats on stage willing to abolish her own private health insurance in favor of a government-run plan. “Health care is a basic human right, and I will fight for basic human rights.” The debate marked a major step forward in the 2020 presidential campaign as Democrats fight to break out from a crowded field that has been consumed by one question above all: Who’s best positioned to defeat Trump? The candidates will spend the next eight months before primary voting scrapping over that question and the broader fight for the direction of their political party. Among the 10 Democratic candidates set to debate Thursday is early frontrunner Joe Biden. While Trump is the ultimate target of many Demo-

House sends Trump $4.6B border bill, yielding to Senate By ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The D e mocratic-controlle d House voted Thursday to send President Donald Trump a bipartisan, Senatedrafted, $4.6 billion measure to care for migrant refugees detained at the southern border, capping a Washington skirmish in which die-hard liberals came out on the losing end in a battle with the White House, the GOP-held Senate and Democratic moderates. The emergency legislation, required to ease overcrowded, often harsh conditions at U.S. holding facilities for migrants seeking asylum, mostly from Central American nations like Honduras and El Salvador, passed by a bipartisan 305-102 vote. Trump has indicated he’ll sign it into law. “A great job done by all!” Trump tweeted from his overseas trip. Ninety-five Democrats opposed the bill, reluctantly brought to a vote by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, DCalif., after her plan to further strengthen rules for treatment of migrant refugees ran into intractable opposition from Republican lawmakers and Vice President Mike Pence. Many moderate Democrats split with Pelosi as well, undercutting her efforts, which faded shortly after Senate Majority Leader Mitch

McConnell, R-Ky., said he would swiftly reject them. The legislation contains more than $1 billion to shelter and feed migrants detained by the border patrol and almost $3 billion to care for unaccompanied migrant children who are turned over the Department of Health and Human Services. It rejects an administration request for additional Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention beds, however, and contains provisions designed to prevent federal immigration agents from going after immigrants living in the country illegally who seek to care for unaccompanied children. The funding is urgently needed to prevent the humanitarian emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border from worsening. The government had warned that money would run out in a matter of days. The Senate bill passed Wednesday by an 84-8 vote, with Democrats there pleased with the deal they cut with Republicans controlling the chamber. The measure was initially only reluctantly accepted by the White House — which complained about elimination of the request for detention beds for immigrants facing removal from the U.S. — but GOP support grew after the measure presented an opportunity to outmaneuver Pelosi. Just seven Republicans opposed the bill. “We could have done so

much better,” Pelosi said in a floor speech. Earlier, Pelosi pushed a plan to pingpong the Senate-passed bill right back across the Capitol with provisions requiring more stringent care requirements for detained migrant families and other steps. But confronted with splintering unity in the Democratic rank and file and intractable opposition from McConnell, Pelosi changed course. Pence and Pelosi had an hour-long conversation on the legislation Thursday as the White House and Republicans kept pounding the message that the only way forward on the longsought legislation was to pass the Senate bill. Pence’s chief of staff Marc Short described the call as friendly and productive. Pelosi, a devout Catholic, appealed to Pence’s sense of faith. Pelosi presented an effective case that House Democrats wanted more, Short said, but the vice president stressed that with the bipartisan vote in Senate and funding running out, now was not the time to be reopening the bill. The leaders of the House Progressive Caucus, which includes almost half of House Democrats, immediately issued a statement calling the Senate bill — which had the backing of Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. — “entirely insufficient to protect vulnerable children in our care.”

cratic voters, the president wasn’t a major feature for most of Wednesday night. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was one of the few to go hard after Trump, declaring, “The biggest threat to the security of the United States is Donald Trump.” Instead of Trump, Democrats leaned into the issue that helped deliver the party the House majority last year: Health care. All supported the concept of providing universal health care, but they differed on how they would reach that goal.

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Alabama woman charged in fetal death, her shooter goes free MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An Alabama woman whose fetus died after she was shot in a fight has been charged with manslaughter, while the woman accused of shooting her has been freed. Marshae Jones, 28, was indicted by the Jefferson County grand jury Wednesday. She was five months pregnant when 23-year-old Ebony Jemison shot her in the stomach during a December altercation regarding the fetus’s father, authorities said. Jemison was initially charged with manslaughter, but the same grand jury declined to indict her after police said an investigation determined Jones started the fight, and Jemison ultimately fired the fatal shot in self-defense. Pleasant Grove police Lt. Danny Reid said at the time of the shooting that “the only true victim” was the fetus, who was unnecessarily brought into a fight and was “dependent on its mother to try to keep it from harm.” Jones “intentionally” caused the death of Unborn Baby Jones, the indictment states. She did so by “initiating a fight knowing she was five months pregnant,” it states. The Bessemer Cutoff District Attorney’s Office did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment. Advocates for women’s rights expressed outrage. Lynn Paltrow, executive director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women, said women across the country have been prosecuted for manslaughter or murder for having an abortion or experiencing a miscarriage. She said Alabama currently leads the nation in charging women for crimes related to their pregnancies. She said hundreds have been prosecuted for running afoul of the state’s “chemical endangerment of a child” statute by exposing their embryo or fetus to controlled substances. But this is the first time she’s heard of a pregnant woman being charged after getting shot. “This takes us to a new level of inhumanity and illegality towards pregnant women,” Paltrow said. “I can’t think of any other circumstance where a person who themselves is a victim of a crime is treated as the criminal.” Jones’ arrest also drew criticism from the Yellowhammer Fund, which raises money to help women have access to abortions. “The state of Alabama has proven yet again that the moment a person becomes pregnant their sole responsibility is to produce a live, healthy baby and that it considers any action a pregnant person takes that might impede in that live birth to be a criminal act,” said Amanda Reyes, the group’s director. — The Associated Press

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Migrants face violence as they wait in Mexico

A handful of migrants who slept at the entrance to the Puerta Mexico international bridge, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas state, Mexico. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) By CEDAR ATTANASIO Associated Press

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Roberto Escalona Moreno says he witnessed a double murder on the street last week near the hostel where is staying. The Cuban immigrant has been assaulted, and his friends have been shaken down by police, he says. Moreno, 22, is among more than 30,000 migrants who are pressing for asylum in the U.S. but are stuck in

Mexico’s drug- and ganginfested border cities under Trump administration policies intended to stem the flow. They say the months of waiting are increasingly putting them in harm’s way. “It’s not safe here,” Moreno said, less than an hour after witnessing the deadly shooting in Juarez, just across the border from El Paso, Texas. Cartel violence in Juarez is down from its height five years ago, but it is still one of the most dangerous cities

in the world, with gangs vying for control of drug trafficking routes. Juarez, with a population of 1.4 million, recorded 1,259 homicides in 2018, or more than four times the death toll in New York City, which has six times as many people. Other border cities, such as Tijuana, are murderous places as well. Last week, a man was gunned down in Juarez at his child’s preschool graduation, and an unrelated 4-year-old girl died in the attack, according to local reports. Federal police recently freed three kidnapping victims, including a Honduran migrant, from a home filled with alleged gang members. People hoping to enter the U.S. are forced to wait south of the border because of twin U.S. policies — one sharply limiting the number of asylum applications per day that border stations accept, the other requiring many of those who have applied to bide their time in Mexico while their cases make their way through the

legal system. The U.S. government is expanding the remain-inMexico policy to Nuevo Laredo this week, raising new concerns about bloodshed. Nuevo Laredo is in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, a place so violent that the U.S. State Department bars most travel there by government employees under a level-four warning — the highest degree of concern. “Violent crime, such as murder, armed robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, extortion, and sexual assault, is common,” the warning reads. “Gang activity, including gun battles and blockades, is widespread. Armed criminal groups target public and private passenger buses as well as private automobiles traveling through Tamaulipas, often taking passengers hostage and demanding ransom payments.” Migrants who are fleeing violence in their home countries are dismayed that they are being forced to wait in Mexican border cities with similar dangers.

Trade, climate change, Iran focus as G-20 leaders meet By Yves Van Dam The Associated Press

OSAKA, Japan — Trade and geopolitical tensions, and the looming threat of climate change, are on the agenda as Chinese President Xi Jinping and other world leaders gather in Osaka, Japan, for a summit of the Group of 20 major economies. While prospects for detente in the trade war between the United States and China are in the spotlight, many participating are calling for a broader perspective in tackling many global crises. “This will be a difficult G-20, there are global challenges to be met, we need to step up to avoid the climate threats, … reform the World Trade Organization and prepare for the digital revolution,” Donald Tusk, president of the European Union Council, said at a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The summit comes at a time of growing international tensions, for example, over Iran’s nuclear deal, as well as disputes between the United States and China over trade and technology.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands at the start of their talks ahead of the G-20 Summit. (Kimimasa Mayama/ Pool Photo via AP)

President Donald Trump was due to arrive later Thursday, and to meet with Xi on Saturday as the G-20 meetings conclude. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman in Beijing said China intends to defend itself against further U.S. moves to penalize it due to trade friction. Threats by President Donald Trump to impose more tariffs on Chinese exports “won’t work on us because the Chinese people don’t believe in heresy and are not afraid of pressure,” said Geng Shuang. China has sought to gain

support for defending global trade agreements against Trump’s “America First” stance in gatherings like the G-20. The state-run Xinhua News Agency published a commentary Thursday noting that the G-20’s rise to prominence came with leaders’ efforts to contain the damage from the 2008 global financial crisis. “While the global economic recovery remains fragile, it now encounters a surge of anti-free trade rhetoric and protectionist measures that threatens to upend the rules-based mul-

tilateral trading regime,” it said. Xi was also expected to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday evening, seeking a breakthrough after years of strain over territorial disputes. It is his first visit to Japan since he became China’s top leader in 2013. A visit by Xi to North Korea last week raised hopes for some movement in the impasse with the U.S. over the North’s nuclear program. Trump also is due to visit South Korea after leaving Japan, raising speculation there may be more news on Korean issues during his Asian travels. Trump has at times found himself at odds with other leaders in such international events, particularly on issues such as Iran, climate change and trade. Abe has sought to make the Osaka summit a landmark for progress on environmental issues, including climate change. French President Emmanuel Macron reinforced that message on Wednesday during a state visit to Tokyo, where he described climate change as a “red line” issue for endorsing a G-20 communique.

Twin attacks target police in Tunis; IS takes responsibility

People wait behind barriers after an explosion in Tunis, Thursday. (AP Photo/Riadh Dridi) By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA Associated Press

TUNIS, Tunisia — Twin suicide bombings targeting security forces struck Tunisia’s capital on Thursday, killing a patrol officer and injuring at least eight people. Tunisia has been struck repeatedly by terror attacks, threatening the country’s relative political stability in the region. Thursday’s bombings came as the country’s 92-year-old president, who had been released from a brief hospitalization less than a week ago, was rushed again to the hospital after being struck with a “serious illness.” The Islamic State group

claimed responsibility for Thursday’s attacks through its Aamaq news agency. It was unclear whether it was an opportunistic claim. One attacker detonated explosives in a busy commercial district near the French embassy shortly before 11 a.m., apparently targeting a police patrol. One of the officers died from his injuries, and another was injured along with three bystanders. At nearly the same time, a second bomber struck at an entrance to the anti-terrorism brigade on the outskirts of the city. Four officers were hospitalized with injuries. The Islamic State group

was behind Tunisia’s deadliest extremist attacks, which struck at the heart of Tunisia’s tourism sector in 2015. One at the Bardo Museum in Tunis killed 22 people, and another three months later killed 38 people in the coastal city of Sousse. In the aftermath, travel agencies pulled out and foreign governments issued warnings for citizens planning to go to Tunisia. Tourism has partially bounced back since Tunisia’s government increased security around popular destinations. Tourism Minister Rene Trabelsi sought to reassure visitors after Thursday’s bombings, saying police were investigating aggressively. In an interview with The Associated Press, Trabelsi said he did not think the first attack was tied to the French Embassy nearby but had targeted Tunisian police. “This attack against national security agents…has nothing to do with tourists,” he said. The minister said he had a “message to tourists: have a good holiday and come to Tunisia. Tunisia is a country that fights these terrorists.” The U.S. State Department currently lists Tunisia at the same risk level as

France in terms of danger for travelers. Until Thursday, it had been a while since Tunisia had an episode of serious violence. A female suicide bomber struck the center of Tunis in October, killing only herself.

Europe sets heat records as much of continent sizzles BERLIN — Torrid weather gripped large parts of western and central Europe on Wednesday, setting new June temperature records in Germany and the Czech Republic and forcing drivers to slow down on some sections of the famously speedy German autobahns. Authorities imposed speed limits on some autobahns due to concerns the high heat would cause expressway surfaces to buckle. Some French schools stayed closed as a precaution due to worrying hot weather. German weather agency Deutscher Wetterdienst said a preliminary reading showed the mercury reached 101.5 F in Coschen, near the Polish border. That’s a tenth of a degree higher than the previous national record for June, set in 1947 in southwestern Germany. The Czech Hydro-Meteorological Institute said the temperature reached 101.3 F in Doksany — a Czech Republic high for the month. New daily records were set at some 80% of local measuring stations. And it’s about to get even hotter. Authorities have warned that temperatures could top 104 F in parts of continental Europe in the coming days as a plume of dry, hot air moves north from Africa. The transport ministry in Germany’s eastern Saxony-Anhalt state said it has imposed speed limits of 62 mph or 75 mph on several short stretches of highway until further notice. Those stretches usually don’t have speed limits, but officials worry they could crack in the heat and endanger drivers. Professor Hannah Cloke, a natural hazards researcher at Britain’s University of Reading, said the heat along with a build-up of humidity was a “potentially lethal combination.” “Children, the elderly and people with underlying health conditions are particularly at risk,” she said. Precautionary measures also were taken in France, where temperatures up to 102 Fahrenheit are forecast for the Paris area later in the week. Similarly baking conditions are expected in much of the country, from the Pyrenees in the southwest to the German border in the northeast. Because such high temperatures are rare in France, most homes and many buildings do not have air conditioning. In Paris on Wednesday authorities banned older cars from the city for the day as the heat aggravates pollution problems. Regional authorities estimated the measure, targeting vehicles including gasoline cars from 2005 or older and diesel cars from 2010 or older, affects nearly 60% of vehicles circulating in the Paris region. Violators face fines. French charities and local officials were providing extra help for the elderly, the homeless and the sick this week, remembering that some 15,000 people, many of them elderly, died in France during a 2003 heat wave. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe cited the heat wave as evidence of climate destabilization and vowed to step up the government’s fight against climate change. The scorching heat was felt on the streets of Vienna, too. “We’re slightly below 35 degrees (Celsius) right now,” said Wolfgang Fasching, driver of one of the city’s traditional horse-drawn carriages. “At 35 degrees we go home because then the horses in Vienna get time off due to excessive heat.” With temperatures in Milan forecast to hit 40 C, an aid group said it was preparing to distribute 10,000 bottles of free water to the homeless and other needy people. The Civil Protection service in Rome also planned to distribute water to people at risk during the hottest hours of the day. About half of Spain’s provinces are on alert for high temperatures, which are expected to rise as the weekend approaches. The northeastern city of Zaragoza was forecast to be the hottest on Wednesday at 39 C, building to 44 C on Saturday, according to the government weather agency AEMET. Some tourists sought relief in Madrid’s green spaces. “It is pretty hot right now, we are dealing with it by trying to stay in the shade here in the park,” said Victoria Poliak from San Diego, California. — The Associated Press


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Divine interruptions V oices of F aith R ick C upp

So how is today’s schedule working for you? Have you been doing what you want, when you want, and how you want? Are you meeting your deadlines? If so, you likely consider this a good day. Conversely, a bad day would be one filled with interruptions and things that weren’t even considered for the calendar. And yet, some of God’s and life’s most wonderful gifts to us are the surprises

that crop up in the day like an unexpected wildflower. Consider what happened on the Apollo 8 mission. You probably know Apollo 11. On July 20, 1969, 50 years ago, one small step for man and a giant leap for mankind happened. Armstrong became the first man to step on to the surface of the moon. But I want to direct your attention to Apollo 8. You may not remember the mission, but I guarantee you remember the photo. On Christmas Eve, 1968, just a few months earlier, astronauts circled the moon with one main

Church Briefs KP Young Adult Ministry KP Young Adult Ministry is available at Ammo Can Coffee Thursday nights at 7 p.m. KP Young Adult Ministry is geared toward fostering the healthy Christian Community for young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 years old. For more information contact us through our Facebook Page KP Young Adult Ministry.

Clothes Quarters open weekly Clothes Quarters at Our Lady of the Angels is open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 907-283-4555.

Kasilof Community Church Food Pantry Kasilof Community Church Food Pantry starts Wednesday, June 5 and every Wednesday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for residents in the community who are experiencing food shortages. The pantry is located in the church office building next to the Kasilof Mercantile, about mile 109 on the Sterling Highway. All are welcome. Non perishable food items may be dropped at this same location Monday thru Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact the church office for more information at 262-7512.

Soldotna Food Pantry open weekly The Soldotna Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for residents in the community who are experiencing food shortages. The Food Pantry is located at the Soldotna United Methodist Church at 158 South Binkley Street, and all are welcome. Non-perishable food items or monetary donations may be dropped off at

mission carved into their brains: take pictures of the moon. They circled the moon the first time, snapping away with the camera. They went around a second and third time. On the fourth time around, voice recorders captured the conversation as the astronauts suddenly sounded like tourists. Here’s their words as they look up from the moon. “Oh, my —-,” says Borman, “look at that picture over there! Here’s the Earth comin’ up. Wow, that is pretty!” “Hey, don’t take that,” says Anders, “it’s not scheduled.”

Borman laughs. “You got a color film, Jim?” Anders suddenly changes. “Hand me that roll of color quick, will you?” “Oh, man, that’s great,” marvels Lovell, looking out the window. “Hurry, quick,” says Anders. “Take several of them! Here, give it to me,” says Lovell. “Calm down, Lovell,” says Commander Borman, clearly finding the whole thing humorous. And then they take a picture, one of the most famous photographs in the world. They capture the

the church on Tuesday from 10a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or on Sunday from 9 a.m. until noon. For more information call 262-4657.

United Methodist Church Food Pantry The Kenai United Methodist Church provides a food pantry for those in need every Monday from 12:30-3 p.m. The Methodist Church is located on the Kenai Spur Highway next to the Boys and Girls Club. The entrance to the Food Pantry is through the side door. The Pantry closes for holidays. For more information contact the church at 907-283-7868.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help sets place at table A Place at the Table, a new outreach ministry of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Soldotna continues to offer a hot meal and fellowship and blood pressure checks to anyone interested. The meal is the second, third and fourth Sunday of each month, from 4-6 p.m. at Fireweed Hall, located on campus at 222 West Redoubt Avenue, Soldotna. The Abundant Life Assembly of God church, Sterling, will be joining us in this ministry and providing a hot meal on the second Sunday of the month at 4-6 p.m. at Fireweed Hall. The Soldotna Church of the Nazarene will offer the meal on the third Sunday of each month. Our Lady of Perpetual Help will offer on the fourth Sunday of each month. Our Lady of Perpetual Help would like to invite other churches who would like to join this ministry to perhaps pick up one of the other Sunday evenings in the month. Call 262-5542. Submit announcements to Submissions are due the Wednesday prior to publication. For moreinformation, call 907-2837551.

crescent earth rising over the surface of the moon. I know you’ve seen it. I won’t bore you with the details, but philosophers and sociologists and historians write how that one picture changed so many things about how we view ourselves. The poet Archibald MacLeish: “To see Earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence as it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the Earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in that eternal cold.” It took four trips around the moon before the earth was seen. For one brief

moment an astronaut even argues they shouldn’t take the picture because it wasn’t planned. But they did. And everyone has benefited and been able to share the awe. Don’t get me wrong. Schedules are good. Planning is important. But never be too busy to see the beauty and the opportunities God places in your path. Rick Cupp is minister at Kenai Fellowship. Sunday Bible classes for all ages are held at 10 a.m. Worship is held at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday meal is held at 6:15 p.m. Worship and classes are at 7 p.m.

Evangelical group to spend $50M on get-out-the-vote efforts WASHINGTON — Veteran conservative activist Ralph Reed said Wednesday that the faith-based group he leads plans to spend at least $50 million on get-out-the-vote efforts in 2020. It’s part of a large-scale marshaling of evangelical resources that’s poised to benefit President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. After Trump spoke to an annual conference hosted by Reed’s group, the Faith & Freedom Coalition, the longtime GOP strategist previewed a voter outreach plan for 2020 that he said would include significant investment in Latino voters of faith. Of the $50 million the group has set aside to spend on communicating with voters, Reed said $4 million would go toward contacting socially conservative and religious Latino voters in swing states that include Florida, Colorado, Nevada and Arizona. “We will do our job. We will turn out our vote,” Reed told reporters. The Faith & Freedom Coalition’s work on turning out voters, particularly Latinos, who support socially conservative issues such as abortion restrictions, will help bolster the Republican Party’s efforts to deliver Trump a second term. Vice President Mike Pence visited Florida on Tuesday for a “Latinos for Trump” event in Miami ahead of the Democrats’ first presidential primary debate, a sign that the GOP’s courtship of that voting bloc is already intensifying. The eight-figure spending plan by Reed’s group is also expected to include 500 paid staff members and 5,000 volunteers, according to the Faith & Freedom Coalition. In addition to evangelical Protestant voters, the group’s voter contacts will include Roman Catholic voters. — The Associated Press

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y slanted, attic apartment downtown in Seward has a lot of charming flaws. I have to brush my teeth in my kitchen sink, for one, but that’s forced me to be more diligent on my dishes. Another idiosyncrasy associated with living in a log cabin in downtown Seward attracts a lot of attention. Tourists tend to flock to my front lawn, taking pictures of my house and, by association, of me staring at them through my windows while I work. The biggest flaw snuck up on me, though. As winter disappeared and the final snow melted, my apartment was nice and cozy with a space heater or two. We are a far cry from those days now. Stepping outside this morning, it felt like a humid afternoon in New Jersey but with the added Alaska touch of wildfire smoke smogging the air. If I had grown up in the church, I’m sure I would be able to pull out a biblical reference. Instead, I grew up on the beach so I was more concerned about the negative effects the smoke would have on an afternoon spent sunbathing. On my lunch break, I laid my towel out on the front lawn and got to work soaking in the rays and scaring off the camera-happy tourists. After one podcast episode and a few flips and turns to tan evenly, I had worked up a sweat. It wasn’t quite the humid Jersey Shore beaches I grew up with, but I’m currently the tannest I’ve been since I packed my extra bathing suits away in my parent’s basement three years ago. I went upstairs to get some more water and sunscreen (see, mom, hydrated and protected) and that’s when it hit me. While walking up the stairs into my apartment, a wall of heat stopped me in my tracks. I looked to my left and my right, at both fans trying their hardest to keep things cool. They were failing. My old slanted, attic apartment has a huge flaw. All the windows are painted shut. In Alaska summers past, I don’t think it would’ve been too much of an issue. But during this Alaska summer, with not a drop of Seward rain for days and temperatures consistently hitting the 70s, 80s and even 90s, I had reached my boiling point. The windows were getting opened. I Googled, I shopped and I prepped and then I got busy scraping — first side, second side, third side, last side! Tada! Oh wait, no … turns out they painted the windows shut on both sides of the house. So, find a ladder, climb on the roof, scrape, scrape, scrape. First side, second side, third side, actual last side and tada! Oh See BLUE, page A9

Days after combining with Post 20 teammate Mose Hayes on a no-hitter, Twins pitcher Logan Smith was up to his old tricks again Thursday in Kodiak. Smith dominated the Post 17 Bears with a complete-game, seven-inning, two-hit shutout, helping the the Twins to an 11-0 victory in the league contest. Post 20 won the nonleague game 18-6 and won eight in a row. The Twins are 5-2 in league play, 9-4 overall. In the opener, Smith struck out 10 Kodiak batters and only allowed five baserunners total, issuing three walks with the two hits. Smith got support on offense, as the Twins belted out 14 hits, led by Hayes, who went 3

for 4 with two with two RBI’s. David Michael hit 2 for 4, both doubles, with two RBI’s, while Tanner Ussing was 2 for 4, Jacob Boze went 2 for 3 and Harrison Metz was 2 for 3. Jacob Belger had two RBIs on one hit. The Twins plated five runs in the second inning, then tacked on one more in each the fourth and sixth innings, before ending the game in the top of the seventh with four runs. Metz loaded the bases with two outs on a walk in the bottom of the second, and Jeremy Kupferschmid put the Twins ahead 1-0 on an RBI single. Michael scored two more on a double, and Hayes added an RBI single to push the Twins’ lead to 5-0. In the nonleague contest, the Twins bats cut loose with 17 hits, while Kodiak got just three. Kupferschmid was 3 for 5 with three runs

and two RBIs, Michael was 3 for 4 with two hits and two runs, Hayes scored two runs, Davey Belger had two RBIs, Ussing was 3 for 4 with two runs, Chris Jaime was 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs, Jacob Belger had a pair of RBIs, Harold Ochea was 2 for 5 with three RBIs and Harrison Metz scored three runs. Ochea pitched the first 2 1-3 innings, giving up five runs — four earned — on two hits while walking three and striking out two. Jaime also went 2 1-3 innings, giving up a run and a hit while walking four and striking out four. Davey Belger pitched the last 1 1-3 innings, giving up no runs and no hits while striking out one. The Twins stay in Kodiak for a 3 p.m. league game and 6 p.m. nonleague game today.

Bobby Goodloe of the Peninsula Oilers slides past Matt Ottino of the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Thursday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Pilots use late offense to top Oilers By JOEY KLECKA Peninsula Clarion

A return home after a rough road trip didn’t help the Peninsula Oilers’ fortunes Thursday in a 15-6 loss to the Anchorage Glacier Pilots at Coral Seymour Memorial Park. Neither did Pilots slugger Matt Ottino, who bullied the Oilers by hitting a triple shy of the cycle, going 3 for 4 with four RBI’s, highlighted by a three-run go-ahead home run in the fifth inning that chased Oilers starter Jake Fenn. The result left the Oilers with a third straight loss, dropping them to 7-13 overall, eight games behind the league-leading Anchorage Bucs (15-5). The Pilots improved to 10-9. The crushing blow came in the top of the ninth for the Oilers, who trailed 8-6 entering the final frame before giving up seven runs, all with two outs. Oilers head coach Kyle Brown vented his frustrations after the game by pointing out several crucial mistakes the team made in the

field and on the base paths. “It didn’t go our way today, tough luck, we’ll come out here tomorrow and try again,” Brown said. “That’s all I’m going to say.” Oilers pitching coach Ryan Doran said the loss is not indicative of the talent the Oilers have, but team chemistry and lineup is still a work in progress. Doran said the final inning by reliever Giancarlo Servin was just a tough outing. “At that point in the game, once you give up one, it doesn’t really matter how many you give up after that,” Doran said. “It’s going to be multiple base runners on, in order to score and come back.” Ottino not only raked against the Oilers, he also came on to pitch the final inning to pick up what would have been a save opportunity. Pilots coach Jeff Pritchard said Ottino’s prowess is surprising, given his soft-spoken nature. “He’s a very athletic, very special player,” Pritchard said. “He speaks softly and carries a big stick.” Camden Vasquez led the Oilers from the dish, hitting 3 for 5 with

an RBI, while Servin went 2 for 4 with two runs. Fenn lasted into the fifth inning before being pulled after Ottino’s homer, giving up five runs on nine hits and one walk with two strikeouts. Steven Ordorica gave up one run in two innings of relief, with one strikeout, and reliever Heath Olive struck out the first two Pilots batters of the ninth, but walked the next two to force a change with Servin, who was the designated hitter. Servin walked the first batter he faced to load the bases, then gave up a two-run double to George Mendazano that pushed Anchorage’s lead to 10-6. Alex Baeza later knocked in two runs on a single and Malcom Tipler added a tworun double. In the bottom of the ninth, all the Oilers could manage was a walk by Calvin Farris and a single by Drew Thorpe. Early on, after falling behind 1-0 in the first inning, the Oilers responded emphatically in the second with four runs on RBI singles from Servin, Vasquez and McCord

and a bases-loaded walk by Farris, putting Peninsula up 4-1. The Pilots answered back in the top of the third on the blazing speed of leadoff man Malcolm Tipler, who reached on an infield single by evading the glove of Oilers’ first baseman Connor McCord, then swiped two bases before scoring on an RBI double lined to right by Ottino. Tipler and Zach Morgan both singled to start the fifth, and Ottino cranked a three-run homer over the left field wall to put the Pilots ahead 5-4. The Pilots tacked on runs in the sixth and eighth innings to push the lead to 8-4. The Oilers were finally able to scratch away at the lead in the bottom of the eighth. Goodloe and Servin both singled to put two runners on, and Mackay came through with a two-run double that landed deep in center field to cut the lead to 8-6, although Mackay was caught trying to leg out a triple to end the frame. The Oilers and Pilots return to action tonight at 7 p.m. at Seymour.

Area athletes to tackle Alaskaman Staff report Peninsula Clarion

Six Kenai Peninsula Racers are signed up to compete in the Alaskaman Extreme Triathlon, which begins Saturday at 4:30 a.m. in Seward. The event starts with a 1.9-mile swim in frigid Resurrection Bay. Next up is a 113-mile bike ride with 4,635 feet of elevation gain. The ride starts in Seward and goes all the way to the Bird Creek Campground, before it takes the Bird to Gird paved trail to Girdwood and the Alyeska Resort Daylodge.

Then comes a 27.5-mile run with 6,400 feet of elevation gain and loss. The run starts at the Daylodge and takes the Winner Creek trail to the Nordic Loop, racking up 17.5 miles and 2,400 feet of gain and loss. The remaining 10 miles and 4,000 feet are all on Mount Alyeska. The event is in its third year. A pair of Kenai athletes are signed up to attempt to complete all three. Jeff McDonald, 53, finished 65th overall and 58th among men in 2017 with a time of 15 hours, 55 minutes and 42 seconds. Last year, his time was 15:55:29, but an indication of how much harder the course became

comes from the fact he finished 38th overall and 32nd among men. Eric Thomason, 46, saw a big improvement last year and is looking for more this year. In 2017, he was 275th overall and 108th among men with his time of 17:34:29. Last year, Thomason was 66th overall and 55th among men with his time of 16:55:16. The other peninsula racers registered are Michael McGuire, 50, of Homer; Dwayne Meganack, 30, of Kenai; Sam Satathite, 42, of Kenai; and Nicole Schmitt, 27, of Soldotna. There are 104 registered for the race this year, after 307 registered in 2017 and 228 registered last year.

A common little plant with uncommon traits


The white “petals” of bunchberry are really modified bracts that attract pollinators. (Photo provided by Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

his summer, I traveled from the East Coast to the Kenai Peninsula to intern with the biology program at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. As a biology intern, I have been exposed to Alaska in a different way than most visitors. One of my early experiences involves going out on lakes around the peninsula and surveying the water for elodea, a plant that clogs the waterways and reduces habitats for spawning salmon. We were surveying at Daniels Lake when we stopped at one of the many islands for lunch. We had seen a picnic table from the water and thought it would pro-

R efuge N otebook R achel B each vide a nice spot to have a little solid ground under our feet. That day, I was out on the water with another biology intern and Matt Bowser, the refuge entomologist and a good botanist. I noticed that the ground was covered by small green plants with little white “flowers.” This was not the first time that I had seen these plants as they have popped

up everywhere since I arrived in Alaska. Matt has so much knowledge about the plants found on the peninsula, so I knew that he would be the one to ask to finally determine the identity of this species. Always the one to take an opportunity and turn it into a learning experience, Matt immediately bent down and pulled off a leaf and a petal. He asked me where else I might have seen a plant with this shape of leaves and petals, hinting that it might be found on the East Coast. All of a sudden, it was like a light bulb went off in my head. I See PLANT, page A9

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Fans elect young NL All-Star lineup By JAKE SEINER AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK — Surrounded by sweet-swinging sluggers Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger and Ronald Acuña Jr., All-Star stalwart Nolan Arenado is set for a new role with the National League — elder statesman. “It shows how good these young guys are,” Arenado said. The five-time All-Star will be joined by a bumper crop of talent in one of the youngest All-Star Game lineups ever — a millennial-heavy NL group that could make history at the midsummer showcase in Cleveland on July 9. Major League Baseball revealed the results from fan balloting for its All-Star starters Thursday, and the average age of the eight NL starters is 25.8 years old. Depending on who is chosen as the club’s designated hitter, the starting position players could be the youngest ever, surpassing the 1967 NL and 2017 AL clubs, which averaged 26.0 years old. “I’ve never seen this much young

talent in the game,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who will lead the NL. “There’s a lot of fun players to watch — talented and the personalities from some of these young players.” Angels star Mike Trout was the leading vote getter in the final round. He’ll be joined on the AL squad by three Astros — Alex Bregman, George Springer and Michael Brantley — and two Yankees — Gary Sánchez and DJ LeMahieu. The lineups are full of unlikely names. LeMahieu didn’t crack New York’s opening day lineup. Rangers designated hitter Hunter Pence could only find a minor league contract as a free agent last offseason. Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte and Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco hardly garnered AllStar attention in previous years. Now they’re All-Star starters. “It was quite a wild journey from this year to last year,” Pence said. “And to even be speaking about this now, is a miracle. It’s a blessing, and I’m very grateful.” The NL’s oldest elected starters are 29-year-old Freddie Freeman

from Atlanta and 28-year-old Arenado of Colorado. “Some of these young players are unbelievable players,” Arenado said. “We’re fortunate to be in this time, when you get to see how good they are.” Indians first baseman Carlos Santana was elected to start in his home park in the 33-year-old’s first All-Star selection. He’ll be joined in the lineup by Brantley, a former teammate who left the Indians in free agency last offseason for a $32 million, two-year deal with Houston. Brantley edged Yankees slugger Aaron Judge by 0.9% for the final outfield spot. The Cubs’ Willson Contreras and Javier Baez will each start for the NL for the second straight year. Baez was elected at shortstop a year after starting at second. Only three other All-Stars have started in consecutive years at different positions. Trout is set to be the sixth AL player to start six times before turning 28. The others are Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Ivan Rodriguez, Rod Carew and

Ken Griffey Jr. It’s Trout’s eighth straight selection overall. “I just enjoy going to them,” he said. “Every year it seems like I am slowing it down and embracing the experience. The first couple I was running around and it went so fast.” Yelich was second in voting behind Trout. He homered in last year’s All-Star Game, then staged a second-half tear that ended in him winning NL MVP. He’s been just as good in 2019, leading the majors with 29 homers while hitting .332 with a 1.149 OPS. “In spring, there were a lot of questions if I could do it again,” Yelich said. “Was it a fluke? Am I a good player? That stuff kind of lights a fire in me. “I didn’t know how the year was going to go, but I wasn’t going to look back on last year and think anything was guaranteed. Just because you’re an MVP the previous year, you’re not going to just walk through the next year and everything was going to be fine.” The league adopted a new balloting structure this season, which

operated exclusively through Google. Fans voted up until June 21 to determine finalists for AllStar starters. The top three vote getters at each position — top nine in the outfield — in each league then entered a second phase of voting, which ran Wednesday and Thursday. Vote totals were reset prior to the final round. Fans elected the nine starting players for the AL team and eight for the NL — with the extra AL player being the designated hitter. The rest of the 32-man rosters for each league, including the DH for the National League, will be determined by player balloting and selections from the Commissioner’s Office. Those All-Stars will be announced Sunday. The first All-Star Game was in 1933 in Chicago. All-Star starters have been elected by fans since 1970. Balloting was moved exclusively online in 2015. AP Sports Writers Pat Graham and Joe Reedy and freelance writers Andrew Wagner and Bob Duff contributed to this story.

Phillies complete 3-game sweep of Mets By The Associated Press

Jean Segura hit a threerun, walk-off homer against Edwin Díaz moments after Maikel Franco hit a tying, two-run shot against the closer in the bottom of the ninth inning, and Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 6-3 Thursday to complete a four-game sweep. New York’s Todd Frazier hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Hector Neris with one out in the ninth, but the Phillies rallied in the bottom of the inning — their fourth straight win since utility man Brad Miller brought a bamboo plant into the clubhouse as a good-luck charm. RAYS 5, TWINS 2 MINNEAPOLIS — Yandy Díaz hit a sacrifice fly for Tampa Bay in the 18th inning to break a tie that lasted since the second, and the Rays finally pulled away from Minnesota to avoid being swept in a series by the Twins for the first time in 13 years. Ryan Yarbrough (7-3), the eighth reliever and the 22nd player used by the Rays during the game that lasted 5:42 after rain delayed the first pitch by 57 minutes, threw three scoreless innings for the victory.

CUBS 9, BRAVES 7 CHICAGO — Craig Kimbrel dodged trouble for a save in his season debut when new teammate Anthony Rizzo dived

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wait, no … tada isn’t the right word. It was more of a slow, heaving push open. Inch by inch. It felt like I was tearing through the window’s calluses, digging away

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had seen this plant before, but in a very different form. Matt confirmed what I had apparently already known, that the small herbaceous plant covering the ground here in Alaska was in the same genus as a tree that flowered every spring in my front yard back home in Connecticut. Cornus canadensis is a member of the dogwood family and is also known as bunchberry or Canadian dwarf cornel. This species is distributed throughout most of Alaska (except in the high Arctic), Canada and even parts of Asia. This distribution can largely be explained by the cold hardiness of the species, allowing it to be found in areas where other members of its family cannot persist. Within that distribution, Cornus canadensis is most common within spruce and

into first base for the final out, and Chicago rallied from five runs down to beat Atlanta. Called up from Triple-A earlier in the day, Kimbrel struck out Brian McCann looking and induced a groundout from Johan Camargo to start the ninth inning. Ronald Acuña Jr. then doubled into Wrigley Field’s ivy, and Dansby Swanson walked on four pitches. Freddie Freeman grounded sharply down the first base line, and Rizzo fielded and had to dive for the bag to beat Freeman.

(6-7) threw six scoreless innings for the win and Kevin Newman, Corey Dickerson, Starling Marte and Jacob Stallings added home runs for the Pirates to send Houston to its ninth loss in 11 games. The Pirates picked up where they left off in Wednesday night’s 14-2 rout of Houston when Newman sent Brad Peacock’s first pitch of the game into the seats in left field for his first career leadoff homer. He has a career-long 17-game hitting streak, which is the longest active streak in the majors. Houston starter Brad Peacock (6-6) allowed six runs BREWERS 4, in three innings, a game after MARINERS 2 Framber Valdez also made MILWAUKEE — Orlando an early exit after the Pirates Arcia hit a three-run homer and jumped on him for six runs Milwaukee avoided a three- through the first three. game sweep with a win over Seattle. RANGERS 3, TIGERS 1 Chase Anderson (4-2) DETROIT — Joey Gallo bounced back after he allowed six runs in his previous start. hit two solo homers and Ariel Anderson allowed two runs, Jurado threw seven shutout inone earned, and struck out six nings and Texas completed a three-game sweep of Detroit. in 5 1/3 innings. Texas has won five straight He also kicked off a fourrun fourth inning with an RBI games, matching a season high. sac bunt with the bases loaded. Gallo led off the second inArcia followed and slammed Mike Leake’s next pitch to ning by driving Spencer Turnright for a three-run homer bull’s pitch deep into the rightbefore Leake retired Yasmani field seats. With two outs in the fourth inning, Gallo lined Nick Grandal to end the inning. Ramirez’s pitch over the leftPIRATES 10, ASTROS 0 field wall. Gallo has 19 homers on the season. HOUSTON — Josh Bell It was Gallo’s eighth multihomered for the second straight homer game and his first since game as one of five home runs Aug. 8, 2018, against the Seby Pittsburgh as the Pirates attle Mariners. routed the Houston Astros for The Tigers have lost seven the second game. in a row overall, as well as their Former Astro Joe Musgrove past seven home games.

Jurado (5-3) allowed six hits as he improved to 4-1 as a starter this season. He struck out four and walked just one. Jurado has won four of his past five decisions.

multicolored layers until, slowly, I could lift it up and let the air flow in. And then, the first window was done. I climbed through it and into my bedroom before plopping onto my bed, already daydreaming about the cool night’s sleep I’d enjoy that evening. I tried to open the other windows, but, like I said, my

house is slanted. As I began to scrape I realized that the paint was not only keeping the windows shut, but also in their proper place. I decided I would be content with one open window in exchange for keeping my home structurally sound. Instead, I decided to sit next to the newly opened window with a fan at full

blast, trying to cool down. I had grown accustomed to finding ways to stay warm during the Alaska winters. I never thought I’d have to work to stay cool in the summers. Like the idiosyncrasies in my home, the heat kind of snuck up on me. Nothing an open window couldn’t fix, though.

birch forests. Areas affected by heavy spruce bark beetle damage allow the species to thrive, as the canopy opens up and more light reaches the forest floor. The Latin or scientific name of the species also provides salient information. Cornus translates to horn, which describes the tendency of dogwood wood to be very hard. Canadensis translates to “of Canada,” which refers to the tendency of this species to be associated with the region of Canada. Cornus canadensis is the only species of dogwood within the Cornus genus that is herbaceous. When we got back to the office that day, I spent some time going through literature provided by Matt and online resources. What looked like little white flowers are, in fact, bracts. Bracts are not truly petals − they instead function to attract pollinators to the more cryptic flower of the plant. A familiar example of

this would be poinsettias in which those bright red “flowers” are actually bracts that attract the pollinators. The true flower is above the bracts and will develop into a cluster of red berries, giving credence to its alternate name of bunchberry. The palatability of the berries is highly varied. The Dena’ina use the word ch’entq’ena to refer to the plant, which means “crunchy” or “hard to chew.” The Alutiiq call the plant atangqurhnaq which means “gristly.” Alutiiq may add the raw berries to ice cream, or create jelly or jam from the berries. The berry is not poisonous but Alaska Natives tend to avoid it due to its tendency to be dry, mealy and contain large seeds. However, a variety of wildlife species feed on the berries including birds, squirrels and snowshoe hares. The foliage itself may be eaten by caribou and moose, although this isn’t very common. This was a really inter-

esting learning experience for me. Never would I have guessed that a plant familiar to me back home is also present in Alaska but in a totally different form. That I was able to correctly identify the plant based on my remembrance of a different member of the same genus over 5,500 miles away felt like an accomplishment. This long-distance connection between the herbaceous dogwood here on the Kenai Peninsula and the dogwood tree that I grew up with piqued my interest. It led me to discover uncommon traits about a common species.

ANGELS 8, ATHLETICS 3 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani and Kole Calhoun each hit two-run homers, Griffin Canning allowed only three hits over six innings and Los Angeles beat Oakland for its fourth straight win. Both homers were to center field and came on sinker pitches by Tanner Anderson (03). Calhoun’s drive gave Los Angeles a 2-1 lead in the second. Ohtani’s shot came during a five-run third that broke the game open. Canning (3-4) surrendered both his runs on solo shots. Ramon Laureano lined a slider over the wall in leftcenter in the second and Matt Olson connected on a fastball in the fourth.

DODGERS 12, ROCKIES 8 DENVER — Chris Taylor drove in the go-ahead run with a bloop single as part of a fourrun ninth, Max Muncy hit two of Los Angeles’ six homers and the Dodgers won their 12th straight over Colorado. It was another late-inning win over the Rockies for the Dodgers, who also got a threerun homer from pinch-hitter Kike Hernandez in the ninth. Los Angeles won three straight home games against Colorado last weekend — all in walk-off

Rachel Beach is a biological intern at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge this summer. She is also a senior in Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation at the University of Connecticut–Storrs. Find more Refuge Notebook articles (1999–present) at Kenai/community/refuge_ notebook.html.

fashion. Taylor delivered his fourth hit of the game, a one-out single off Wade Davis (1-3) that dropped over the head of first baseman Daniel Murphy. Pedro Baez (3-2) pitched a scoreless eighth to earn the win. Kenley Jansen struck out Garrett Hampson to end the game with two on in a nonsave situation.

DIAMONDBACKS 5, GIANTS 1 SAN FRANCISCO — Nick Ahmed hit a go-ahead home run leading off the fifth, Carson Kelly added a two-run shot in the seventh to help Alex Young win his major league debut, and Arizona beat San Francisco. Young (1-0), called up from Triple-A Reno to get his first shot, allowed two hits and one run, struck out five with one walk in five innings. The Diamondbacks won for the fourth time in five games following a six-game skid, ex-

tending their winning streak at San Francisco to five. Tyler Beede (1-3) allowed two runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings. Brandon Belt hit his 10th home run.

NATIONALS 8, MARLINS 5 MIAMI — Juan Soto and Victor Robles each homered, and Washington rallied to beat Miami and sweep a three-game series. Robles and Matt Adams homered against starter Sandy Alcantara (4-7) during a fiverun sixth inning that erased a 4-1 deficit. Kurt Suzuki also went deep, and Trea Turner had two hits and two stolen bases for the Nationals, who have won 8 of 10. Stephen Strasburg (9-4) won his 10th straight decision against Miami after allowing four runs and seven hits in seven innings. He struck out four on a seasonhigh 111 pitches. He hasn’t lost in Miami since 2015.

Today in History Today is Friday, June 28, the 179th day of 2019. There are 186 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 28, 1978, the Supreme Court ordered the University of California-Davis Medical School to admit Allan Bakke (BAHK’-ee), a white man who argued he’d been a victim of reverse racial discrimination. On this date: In 1778, the Revolutionary War Battle of Monmouth took place in New Jersey; from this battle arose the legend of “Molly Pitcher,” a woman who was said to have carried water to colonial soldiers, then took over firing her husband’s cannon after he was disabled. In 1838, Britain’s Queen Victoria was crowned in Westminster Abbey. In 1863, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Maj. Gen. George G. Meade the new commander of the Army of the Potomac, following the resignation of Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker. In 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, were shot to death in Sarajevo (sah-ruh-YAY’-voh) by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip (gavh-REE’-loh PREEN’-seep) -- an act which sparked World War I. In 1919, the Treaty of Versailles (vehr-SY’) was signed in France, ending the First World War. In Independence, Missouri, future president Harry S. Truman married Elizabeth Virginia Wallace. In 1939, Pan American Airways began regular trans-Atlantic air service with a flight that departed New York for Marseilles (mar-SAYLZ’), France. In 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Alien Registration Act, also known as the Smith Act, which required adult foreigners residing in the U.S. to be registered and fingerprinted. In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Uniform Monday Holiday Bill, which moved commemorations for Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day and Veterans Day to Monday, creating three-day holiday weekends beginning in 1971. In 1994, President Bill Clinton became the first chief executive in U.S. history to set up a personal legal defense fund and ask Americans to contribute to it. In 1997, in a wild rematch, Evander Holyfield retained the WBA heavyweight boxing championship after his opponent, Mike Tyson, was disqualified for biting Holyfield’s ear during the third round of their fight in Las Vegas. In 2013, tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi rallied in Cairo, and both sides fought each other in Egypt’s second-largest city of Alexandria, where two people -- including an American -- were killed and scores injured. The four plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban tied the knot, just hours after a federal appeals court freed gay couples to obtain marriage licenses in the state for the first time in 4 1/2 years. In 2017, ABC and a South Dakota meat producer announced a settlement in a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on a beef product that critics dubbed “pink slime.” Ten years ago: Soldiers ousted Manuel Zelaya (zuh-LY’-uh), the democratically elected president of Honduras; congressional leader Roberto Micheletti was sworn in to serve until Zelaya’s term ended in January 2010. Michael Jackson was honored at the BET Awards, which had been completely revamped to recognize the legacy of The King of Pop, who died three days earlier at age 50. Death claimed TV pitchman Billy Mays, 50, at his Florida home and Las Vegas impressionist Fred Travalena, 66. Five years ago: Ahmed Abu Khattala (hah-TAH’-lah), the Libyan militant accused of masterminding the deadly Benghazi attacks in 2012, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy in Washington nearly two weeks after being captured by U.S. special forces. A saucer-shaped NASA vehicle testing new technology for Mars landings rocketed high over the Pacific and deployed a novel inflatable braking system, but its massive parachute failed to fully unfurl as it descended to a splashdown. Actor Meshach Taylor 67, died at his home near Los Angeles. One year ago: A man armed with a shotgun attacked a newspaper in Annapolis, Md., killing four journalists and a staffer before police stormed the building and arrested him; authorities said Jarrod Ramos had a long-running grudge against the newspaper for its reporting of a harassment case against him. (Lawyers for Ramos, who is charged with first-degree murder, have argued that he was not criminally responsible by reason of insanity; a November 2019 trial is scheduled.) President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin firmed up plans to meet in Helsinki on July 16th. Today’s Birthdays: Comedian-movie director Mel Brooks is 93. Former Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., is 85. Comedian-impressionist John Byner is 82. Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is 81. Rock musician Dave Knights (Procul Harum) is 74. Actor Bruce Davison is 73. Actress Kathy Bates is 71. Actress Alice Krige is 65. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer John Elway is 59. Record company chief executive Tony Mercedes is 57. Jazz singer Tierney Sutton is 56. Actress Jessica Hecht is 54. Rock musician Saul Davies (James) is 54. Actress Mary Stuart Masterson is 53. Actor John Cusack is 53. Actor Gil Bellows is 52. Actress-singer Danielle Brisebois is 50. Jazz musician Jimmy Sommers is 50. Actress Tichina Arnold is 50. Actor Steve Burton is 49. Entrepreneur Elon Musk is 48. Actor Alessandro Nivola (nih-VOH’-luh) is 47. Actress Camille Guaty is 43. Rock musician Tim Nordwind (OK Go) is 43. Rock musician Mark Stoermer (The Killers) is 42. Country singer Big Vinny Hickerson (Trailer Choir) is 36. Country singer Kellie Pickler is 33. Thought for Today: “The glory of each generation is to make its own precedents.” -- Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood, American social reformer (1830-1917).

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Roberts, Pylilo take Run Into Summer Staff report Peninsula Clarion

Samuel Roberts won his second straight Run Into Summer race Tuesday evening in downtown Kenai, the final race of the fourweek series. Roberts covering the five-kilometer course in 19 minutes, 33 seconds, to beat runner-up Sean Babit by 2:49. Mikie Pylilo won the women’s 5K race in 24:39, beating runner-up Megan Anderson by three seconds. Run Into Summer race #4

Tuesday in Kenai 1. Samuel Roberts, 19:33; 2. Sean Babitt, 22:22; 3. Sean Goff, 22:33; 4. Craig Babitt, 24:36; 5. Mikie Pylilo, 24:39; 6. Megan Anderson, 24:42; 7. Rachel Babitt, 29:48; 8. Forrest Vest, 30:16; 9. Matt Brown, 30:32; 10. Sheilah-Margaret Pothast, 32:57; 11. John Pothast, 32:58; 12. Maria Sweppy, 37:26; 13. Sasha Brott, 37:59; 14. Kathy Hammer, 38:11; 15. Amelia Mueller, 41:24; 16. Meg Mueller, 41:24; 17. Dani Akana, 44:29; 18. Penny Furnish, 46:51; 19. Yvonne Oren, 47:29.

UConn returns to Big East NEW YORK (AP) — UConn is back in the Big East. The Huskies were introduced Thursday at Madison Square Garden as the newest member of the conference in which they were a charter member 40 years ago. The marquee out front of MSG said “Welcome Home, UConn.” “As we head into our 41st year, this proud and history-making conference couldn’t be more excited to announce that the University of Connecticut is coming back to its original home and will once again be a Big East school,” Commissioner Val Ackerman said. Ackerman said the discussions began when basketball season ended in March. “It quickly became apparent that there was mutual interest,” she said. “I would say over the last couple of weeks in particular, there’s really been an acceleration, a lot of things came together.”

Scoreboard Baseball AL Standings

East Division W L Pct GB New York 52 28 .650 — Tampa Bay 46 35 .568 6½ Boston 44 38 .537 9 Toronto 29 52 .358 23½ Baltimore 22 58 .275 30 Central Division Minnesota 52 28 .650 — Cleveland 44 36 .550 8 Chicago 37 41 .474 14 Kansas City 28 53 .346 24½ Detroit 26 50 .342 24 West Division Houston 50 32 .610 — Texas 45 36 .556 4½ Oakland 43 39 .524 7 Los Angeles 42 40 .512 8 Seattle 37 48 .435 14½ Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay 5, Minnesota 2, 18 innings Texas 3, Detroit 1 Milwaukee 4, Seattle 2 Pittsburgh 10, Houston 0 L.A. Angels 8, Oakland 3 Friday’s Games Cleveland (Clevinger 1-1) at Baltimore (Means 6-4), 3:05 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 3-3) at Toronto (TBD), 3:07 p.m. Texas (Lynn 9-4) at Tampa Bay (Chirinos 7-3), 3:10 p.m. Washington (Sanchez 3-6) at Detroit (Norris 2-6), 3:10 p.m. Minnesota (Berrios 8-3) at Chicago White Sox (TBD), 4:10 p.m. Seattle (TBD) at Houston (Miley 6-4), 4:10 p.m. Oakland (Fiers 7-3) at L.A. Angels (Pena 5-2), 6:07 p.m. Saturday’s Games N.Y. Yankees vs. Boston, 9:10 a.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 12:05 p.m. Kansas City at Toronto, 12:07 p.m. Texas at Tampa Bay, 12:10 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 12:10 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, 12:12 p.m. Seattle at Houston, 4:15 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 6:07 p.m. All Times ADT

NL Standings

East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 48 34 .585 — Philadelphia 43 38 .531 4½ Washington 40 40 .500 7 New York 37 45 .451 11 Miami 30 49 .380 16½ Central Division Chicago 44 37 .543 — Milwaukee 43 38 .531 1 St. Louis 40 39 .506 3 Pittsburgh 38 41 .481 5 Cincinnati 36 42 .462 6½ West Division Los Angeles 56 27 .675 — Colorado 42 39 .519 13 Arizona 42 41 .506 14 San Diego 40 40 .500 14½ San Francisco 34 46 .425 20½ Thursday’s Games Philadelphia 6, N.Y. Mets 3 Milwaukee 4, Seattle 2 Pittsburgh 10, Houston 0 Chicago Cubs 9, Atlanta 7

Washington 8, Miami 5 L.A. Dodgers 12, Colorado 8 Arizona 5, San Francisco 1 Friday’s Games Atlanta (Soroka 8-1) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 4-6), 3:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Hamels 6-2) at Cincinnati (Gray 3-5), 3:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Velasquez 2-4) at Miami (Hernandez 0-2), 3:10 p.m. Washington (Sanchez 3-6) at Detroit (Norris 2-6), 3:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Archer 3-6) at Milwaukee (Chacin 3-8), 4:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 9-1) at Colorado (Senzatela 6-5), 4:40 p.m. St. Louis (Wacha 5-3) at San Diego (Lauer 5-7), 6:10 p.m. Arizona (Kelly 7-7) at San Francisco (Anderson 2-2), 6:15 p.m. Saturday’s Games Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 12:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 12:10 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 12:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, 4:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 4:15 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 6:05 p.m. St. Louis at San Diego, 6:10 p.m. All Times ADT

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Soccer Women’s World Cup QUARTERFINALS Thursday, June 27 At Le Havre, France

WNBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Connecticut Washington Chicago Indiana New York Atlanta

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England 3, Norway 0 Friday, June 28 At Paris France vs. United States, 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29 At Valenciennes, France Italy vs. Netherlands, 5 a.m. At Rennes, France Germany vs. Sweden, 8:30 p.m. All Times ADT

Seattle Las Vegas Minnesota Los Angeles Phoenix Dallas

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5 .583 — 5 .545 ½ 5 .545 ½ 6 .455 1½ 5 .375 2 6 .333 2½

Thursday’s Games Los Angeles 86, Las Vegas 74 Friday’s Games Dallas at New York, 3:30 p.m. Indiana at Phoenix, 6 p.m. Chicago at Seattle, 6 p.m. Saturday’s Games Connecticut at Washington, 10 a.m. Indiana at Las Vegas, 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT

Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Optioned RHP Matt Wotherspoon to Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOX — Sent 2B Tzu-Wei Lin to Pawtucket (IL) for a rehab assignment. HOUSTON ASTROS — Optioned LHP Framber Valdez to Round Rock (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Cy Sneed from Round Rock. Transferred RHP Joe Smith to the 60-day IL. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Signed C Ricardo Sanchez to a minor league contract. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned RHP Jaime Barria to Salt Lake (PCL). Reinstated SS Andrelton Simmons from the 10-day IL. MINNESOTA TWINS — Placed C Willians Astudillo on the 10-day IL. Recalled OF LaMonte Wade Jr. from Rochester (IL). Signed RHP Carlos Torres to a minor league contract. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Optioned RHP Hunter Wood to Durham (IL). Reinstated 3B Yandy Diaz from the 10-day IL. National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Optioned RHP Kyle Wright to Gwinnett (IL). Recalled RHP Bryse Wilson from Gwinnett.

CHICAGO CUBS — Optioned RHP Tony Barnette to Iowa (PCL). Recalled RHP Craig Kimbrel from Iowa. LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Optioned RHP Tony Gonsolin and LHP Caleb Ferguson to Oklahoma City (PCL). Selected the contract of LHP Zac Rosscup from Oklahoma City. FRecalled INF Edwin Ríos from Oklahoma City. Transferred OF A.J. Pollock to the 60-day IL. NEW YORK METS — Signed RHP Frank Valentino to a minor league contract. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Agreed to terms with SS Bryson Stott on a minor league contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Optioned OF Jason Martin and RHP Dario Agrazal to Indianapolis (IL). Recalled RHP Dovydas Neverauskas from Indianapolis. Sent 3B Patrick Dorrian to Baltimore to complete an earlier trade. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Sent RHPs Ryan Helsley and Mike Mayers to Memphis (PCL) for rehab assignments. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Agreed to terms with 3B Drew Mendoza and LHP Matt Cronin on minor league contracts. HOCKEY National Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANES — Bought out the remainder of F Patrick Marleau’s contract. VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS — Traded F Erik Haula to Carolina for F Nicolas Roy and a conditional 2020 fifth-round draft pick. OLYMPIC SPORTS USADA — Announced American weightlifter Mandy Mosley accepted a 16-month sanction after testing positive for prohibited substances. SOCCER FIFA — Fined the Macau soccer federation $10,000 for refusing to play a World Cup qualifying match against Sri Lanka. USL Championship LOUDOUN UNITED — Acquired D Allexon Saravia, F Christian Sorto and M John Murphy for the remainder of the season. COLLEGE CONCORDIA (ORE.) — Announced junior men’s basketball G Geno West is transferring from Idaho. EAST CAROLINA — Announced sophomore women’s tennis player Michelle Ncube is transferring from Bethune-Cookman. INDIANA — Announced assistant men’s basketball coach Ed Schilling will not return. NEW JERSEY CITY — Named Jeffrey L. Jordan associate director of athletics for internal operations. NORTH CAROLINA — Named Chris Miltenberg director of track and field and cross country. WAYNE (MICH.) — Named Jaresha Obey women’s assistant basketball coach/recruiting coordinator and Ryan Marsom athletics equipment manager.

England cruises past Norway to reach semis By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer

LE HAVRE, France — As England practiced a set-piece routine hours before facing Norway, defender Lucy Bronze was determined to apply the finishing touch. “I’ll hit it tonight,” Bronze told coach Phil Neville, “because I’ll score.” She certainly did, sealing a 3-0 victory on Thursday night after helping set up the first two goals to get England into its second straight Women’s World Cup semifinal.

After first-half goals from Jill Scott and Ellen White, Bronze’s chance came in the 57th minute. With England preparing to take a free kick on the left side, Norway was expecting it to be swung into the penalty area. But Beth Mead hit Bronze, who was at the edge of the penalty area alone, and the right back connected, raising the ball high into the roof of the net with a fierce shot. “We worked on that set play and Keira Walsh should have been hitting,” Neville said. But the coach listened to Bronze.

“We have seen the space was there and then I just had the ball right,” Bronze said, “It was going to go in the back of the net and thankfully it did.” It showed why Neville has such faith in the right back, who plays for Lyon — the site of the semifinals and final. “What you have seen tonight is that Lucy Bronze is the best player in the world,” Neville said. “There is no player like her in the world, no player who has her athleticism and quality. I played full back but never to that level she played at.”

Nodding in approval from the stands was David Beckham, who high-fived Sue Campbell, the head of women’s soccer in England. While Beckham never made it past a quarterfinal as a player for the England men’s team, the Lionesses are now in their third successive semifinal after also making the final four at the 2017 European Championship. “That gave them a sense over how special the performances have been,” Neville said. England is now two games away from winning its first major wom-

en’s title. “I said to them in the huddle, ‘Are you ready to win a World Cup?’” Neville said. After finishing third at the last tournament four years ago, England will now face either France or the United States on Tuesday. The first goal came after only two minutes and nine seconds in front of a crowd of more than 21,000. Bronze muscled her way down the right flank before cutting the ball back. White missed a shot but Jill Scott was primed to strike in off the post.

French women want to prove something against US PARIS (AP) — The United States has its ranking and its trophies, and that’s all the motivation France needs. The Americans face the French on Friday night at the Women’s World Cup, a match that’s been described as a final in the quarterfinals. It really has it all: The defending champions against the upstart hosts. The City of Lights. A sellout crowd. “They’ve got a great trophy cabinet and we still have everything to prove,” French captain Amandine Henry said.

The only downside? The country is in the midst of a heat wave and temperatures are expected to soar into the 90s, although a 9 p.m. local time start should bring some cooling. Les Bleues, ranked No. 4 in the world, finished atop its group before overcoming a determined challenge from Brazil on Sunday night to reach the quarterfinals. France also reached the quarterfinals at the 2015 World Cup in Canada but fell to Germany on penalties after a 1-1 draw. The

team’s best finish at the tournament was fourth in 2011 after losing 2-1 in the thirdplace match to Sweden. France had lost 3-1 in the semifinals to the Americans. But France has seen its profile rise considerably in recent years, coinciding with the growth of its domestic professional league. Seven players on France’s roster play for Lyon, which routed Barcelona 4-1 to win the women’s Champions League for the fourth straight year and sixth time overall. “From where we were four years ago, and

where France was four years ago, I think both of us are much stronger teams. I think just the women’s game in general has grown tremendously,” U.S. star Megan Rapinoe said. “I guess the task for each team is to be the team that is growing as fast as the game is, keeping up on that and even being the one that is pushing the game forward.” France is seeking to become the first nation to simultaneously hold the men’s and women’s World Cup trophies. The men won last year in Russia.

Lashley leads in Detroit DETROIT (AP) — Nate Lashley tried and failed to qualify for a spot in the Rocket Mortgage Classic earlier this week. He chose to stay in Detroit, hoping to slip into the field as an alternate. Good call. Lashley birdied the final three holes and five of the last six for a 9-under 63 and the first-round lead Thursday at the PGA Tour’s first event in Detroit. The 36-year-old Lashley had the lowest score in his PGA Tour career, a day after finding out he would have a chance to compete at Detroit Golf Club. Ranked 353rd in the world and No. 132 in the FedEx Cup standings, Lashley’s only top-10 finish in his two-year PGA Tour career is a tie for eighth in the Puerto Rico Open in February. “Hopefully, can play

well this week and continue to play well and lock up my card,” he said. Ryan Armour and Nick Watney were at stroke back at 64. Chez Reavie , the Travelers Championship winner last week in Connecticut, and Charles Howell III and Stewart Cink topped the group of seven players at 65. Dustin Johnson, the second-ranked player in the world, opened with a 71. Gary Woodland had a 73 in his first start since winning the U.S. Open, an accomplishment that altered his career and schedule. “I definitely didn’t get prepared as much as I like to, but that’s no excuse,” Woodland said. Lashley made the most of the opportunity with a bogey-free round, taking advantage of scoring opportunities during a day

with little wind on a short course with receptive greens. He opened with a birdie and had three more on the front nine before the closing spree. Lashley, who is from Nebraska, had a knee injury last year that stunted his rookie season on the PGA Tour after 17 events. “I’m just trying to play relaxed and confident golf,” he said. There’s no chance Lashley can afford to be comfortable with the early lead. Johnson provided proof the Donald Ross-designed course can present a challenge. The only top-10 player in the field ranked in the middle of the pack off the tee, missing five of 14 fairways. He was among the worst on approach shots, leaving him 33-plus feet away from the pin on average.

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A long-dead “Road House” (1989) Patrick bouncer agrees to tame a notorious gin mill. Four paranormal investigators battle mischievous ghouls. Carpathian warlock attempts to return to Earth. Swayze, Kelly Lynch. Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Rick and Rick and Family Guy My Hero Aca- Dragon Ball Attack on Neverland Sword Art Lupin the 3rd Black Clover Boruto: Na- Naruto: Ship- Hunter X Gemusetto Kai ‘Y7’ Super ‘PG’ Morty ‘14’ Morty ‘14’ ‘14’ demia Super ‘PG’ Titan ‘MA’ Online Part 5 ‘14’ ruto Next puden Hunter ‘PG’ Ma. 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Part 2” (2012) Kristen Stewart. 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? ‘PG’ After? ‘PG’ After? ‘PG’ After? ‘PG’ After? ‘PG’ After? ‘PG’ After? ‘PG’ After? ‘PG’ (3:00) Deadliest Catch “Win- Deadliest Catch “Tough In- Deadliest Catch Josh and Deadliest Catch “Curse of the Deadliest Catch “Arctic Superstorm” An arctic storm hits the Deadliest Catch “Clip Show Deadliest Catch “Arctic Suter Is Here” ‘PG’ heritance” ‘PG’ Casey trek north. ‘PG’ Russian Line” ‘PG’ Cornelia. 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Law & Order: Special VicModern Fam- Modern Fam- Modern Fam- Modern Fam- Modern Fam- Modern Fam- Modern Fam- Modern Fam- Modern Fam- Modern Fam- Modern Fam- Modern Fam- Modern Fam- Modern Famtims Unit ‘14’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ Seinfeld ‘PG’ Seinfeld “The Seinfeld “The Seinfeld “The Seinfeld ‘PG’ Seinfeld ‘PG’ Seinfeld “The Seinfeld “The “Central Intelligence” (2016, Action) Dwayne Johnson, ELEAGUE ELEAGUE Gears “Central Intelligence” (2016, Abstinence” Comeback” Yada Yada” Strike” ‘PG’ Frogger” ‘PG’ Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan. A CIA agent recruits an ex-classmate 5 Episode 4. (N Same-day Action) Dwayne Johnson, ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ for a top-secret case. Tape) ‘14’ Kevin Hart. (:13) “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford. Luke Sky- “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” (1983, Science Fiction) Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” (1983, Science Fiction) walker, Han Solo and Princess Leia face Darth Vader’s wrath. Fisher. Luke and his allies have a confrontation with Darth Vader. Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher. (3:30) NBA Summer League Basketball NBA Summer League Basketball Teams TBA. (N) (Live) NBA Summer League Basketball Teams TBA. (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter Teams TBA. (N) (Live) 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event. From Las Vegas. SportsCenter (N) (Live) UFC’s Fights Now or Never UFC Fight UFC Main Event (N) ‘14’ (N) Flashback Grand Junc- Mariners Mariners All Mariners Pre- MLB Baseball Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners. From T-Mobile Park in Seattle. (N) Mariners MLB Baseball Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners. From T-Mobile Park in tion Rockies Spotlight Access game (N) (Live) Postgame Seattle. (3:00) “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” (2014) “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” (2015) Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson. “The Hunger Games” (2012, Science Fiction) Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson. Katniss and her team attempt to assassinate President Snow. Hemsworth. In a dystopian society, teens fight to the death on live TV. (:07) The Walking Dead “Evo- (:10) The Walking Dead The group unmasks (:23) The Walking Dead (:29) The Walking Dead The Walking Dead “Guard- (:34) The Walking Dead (:34) The Walking Dead The Walking lution” ‘MA’ a dangerous threat. ‘MA’ “Omega” ‘MA’ “Bounty” ‘MA’ ians” ‘MA’ “Chokepoint” ‘MA’ “Scars” ‘MA’ Dead ‘MA’ American American Bob’s Burg- Bob’s Burg- Family Guy Family Guy Rick and Robot Chick- Tigtone ‘14’ Eric’s Awe- American American Bob’s Burg- Bob’s Burg- Family Guy Family Guy Dad ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ ers ‘14’ ers ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ Morty ‘14’ en ‘14’ some Show Dad ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ ers ‘14’ ers ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ NatureNatureNatureNatureNatureNatureNatureNatureRiver Monsters “Death Down River Monsters: Legendary Locations “Amazon Attacks” River Monsters “Death Down Solved Solved Solved Solved Solved Solved Solved Solved Under” ‘PG’ Giants have already claimed lives. ‘PG’ Under” ‘PG’ Raven’s Andi Mack ‘G’ Sydney to the Just Roll With Bunk’d ‘G’ (:35) Andi Andi Mack ‘G’ Raven’s Sydney to the Just Roll With Amphibia ‘Y7’ Big City Andi Mack ‘G’ Andi Mack ‘G’ Bunk’d ‘G’ Bunk’d ‘G’ Home ‘G’ Max ‘G’ It ‘Y7’ Mack ‘G’ Home ‘G’ Max ‘G’ It ‘Y7’ Greens ‘Y7’ The Loud The Loud The Loud The Loud Smarter Than Henry Dan- Movie Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Mom ‘14’ House ‘Y7’ House ‘Y7’ House ‘Y7’ House ‘Y7’ ger ‘G’ (2:30) “The Jungle Book” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971, Children’s) Gene Wilder. “Matilda” (1996) Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito. A child uses grown-ish ‘14’ The 700 Club Family Guy Family Guy (2016) Neel Sethi. A famous confectioner offers a grand prize to five children. her amazing abilities against uncaring adults. ‘14’ ‘14’ (3:00) 90 Day Fiancé: Hap- 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? Chantel gets shady 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? Nicole pops the big 90 Day Fiance: The Other sMothered “Extended: 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever pily Ever After? ‘PG’ news about Pedro. ‘PG’ question to Azan. 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(N Same-day Tape) ‘14’ Live PD “Live PD -- 07.14.18” Rewind No. 232” (N) ‘14’ Riding along with law enforcement. ‘14’ Dream Home Dream Home Dream Home Dream Home Dream Home Dream Home Dream Home Dream Home Dream Home Dream Home House Hunt- Hunters Int’l House Hunt- Hunters Int’l Dream Home Dream Home ers (N) ‘G’ ers ‘G’ Diners, Drive-Ins and Diners, Drive-Ins and Diners, Drive-Ins and Diners, Drive-Ins and Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Dives ‘G’ Dives ‘G’ Dives ‘G’ Dives ‘G’ Undercover Boss “O’Neill Undercover Boss ‘PG’ Undercover Boss “Loehm- The Profit “Smithfly Designs” The Profit A Florida health The Profit “Maarse Florist” Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program ‘G’ Clothing” ‘PG’ ann’s” ‘PG’ ‘PG’ food delivery service. ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘G’ ‘G’ ‘G’ Tucker Carlson Tonight (N) Hannity (N) The Ingraham Angle (N) Fox News at Night With Tucker Carlson Tonight Hannity The Ingraham Angle Fox News at Night With Shannon Bream (N) Shannon Bream The CleveThe Cleve(:15) The Cleveland Show The CleveThe CleveThe CleveThe CleveChappelle’s Chappelle’s Chappelle’s Chappelle’s Kevin Hart Kevin Hart South Park “Imaginationland: land Show land Show “Flush of Genius” ‘14’ land Show land Show land Show land Show Show ‘14’ Show ‘14’ Show ‘14’ Show ‘14’ The Trilogy” ‘MA’ (1:51) “Spider-Man 3” (2007) (4:57) “London Has Fallen” (2016, Action) Gerard Butler, “Real Steel” (2011, Action) Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo. 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Couple does battle over who handles household bill-paying Tell your husband he needs to find something else to do -- mow the lawn, paint the garage, volunteer his time -- but not the bill paying because it makes you uncomfortable. A compromise might be for him to pay some of the bills online and Abigail Van Buren you pay the rest. However, if something unexpected happens to your husband (illness, death, murder?), you absolutely must know how the online system works so you can assume the task seamlessly. DEAR ABBY: I met my husband 22 years ago and decided to move in with him. I was 21. My mother has never approved of him. He is a blue-collar, hardworking, huge-hearted man. We fell hard for each other, and I didn’t care that he wasn’t rich. I know Mom was disappointed that I didn’t marry a doctor or a lawyer. Instead, I married the man I fell in love with. The last 22 years haven’t been easy. She acts like she accepts him, but then she says horrible things about him. We both have helped my parents during some difficult times, but she still

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the better. Tonight: TGIF. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHHH Take off as soon as you can. First, you’ll need to make and complete an important call that could define some of your weekend plans. A child or new friend could be remote but hoping that you’ll know he or she wants more time! The unexpected puts a charge into the day. Tonight: Be spontaneous. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHHH Defer to another person. You know what you want, and you know when you’ve pushed too far. You’d be well-advised to let another person take the lead. You could be happier with the end results as well. Tonight: Go for the moment. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHHH Your popularity soars, but the people who come toward you might be confrontational. You don’t need to respond; just listen. The priority is not feeling pushed. If you agree, say so. Tonight: So many invitations. You decide who, where and when. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH Reach out for a co-worker or friend you encounter in your day-to-day life. Invite him or her to join you after work or sometime during the weekend. Spending time with this person could have a surprising twist. Tonight: TGIF. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHH As you make plans for the next few days, your creativity emerges. You give up the serious demeanor and become more playful and fun. Others notice and clearly gravitate toward you. Tonight: Be a wild thing. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH Curb an innate possessiveness. You want to have certain things and people around you. What becomes evident is that you have no control over others; you just control yourself. An unexpected call or insight jazzes up your day. Tonight: Home is where the action is. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You might be taken aback by another person’s call or action. On some level, once you settle in, you could be delighted by the action. A friend who could be older or demanding might lighten up when you least anticipate. Tonight: At your favorite spot. BORN TODAY Actor John Cusack (1966), pop singer/ actor Chayanne (1968), basketball player Bradley Beal (1993)


MYTH OF THE CHEAP FLIGHT Dear Heloise: Travel by air is expensive these days. Gone is the free luggage, complimentary pillows and blankets and other perks. Travelers are looking to save on airfare when they can, but far too many people are confused by rumors. First, it’s NOT cheaper to fly on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Next, fly budget carriers but be sure to ask about additional fees, and don’t expect any perks, but your ticket will probably be cheaper. Don’t fly direct if it’s more expensive. Be sure to take advantage of frequent flyer programs where possible. Book early, about five to six weeks ahead of your flight. Look for a price you can live with rather than the very lowest price. -- Ellen E., Newark, N.J. FLOUR POWER Dear Heloise: Should I store my flour in the refrigerator? -- Savannah W., Batesville, Miss. Savannah, flour should be stored in airtight containers. Whole-wheat flour, especially, is best stored in the refrigerator or freezer to maintain the best quality. -- Heloise LOST AND FOUND Dear Heloise: Going to a remote location? Hiking in the mountains or desert? I strongly recommend taking a PLB (personal locator beacon) with you. These gadgets are used to alert emergency personnel if you should need help. A PLB or satellite messenger is a lifesaver if you have an accident or are lost. This is especially important if you’re in an area where your cellphone can’t function. -- Thomas Y., Medford, Ore.

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Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 28, 2019: This year, your words are in sync with your actions. Many people find you easy to relate to because your messages and responses are clear. If single, you could meet someone through a friend, or a friendship could play a role in encountering this person. You draw many admirers. If you’re attached, you and your partner work together to manifest a long-term goal. With any luck, you’ll make this desire real. Celebrate your relationship. Take time off together. Feed the romance between you. TAURUS means well but can get a little too nosey. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Deal with an overdue hassle even if doing so means that you cannot start your weekend as early as you’d like. Due to your attentiveness, you’ll probably gain during the next day in a most unexpected manner. Tonight: Make it your treat. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH A call could drag you down. You have a lot to consider, but the situation might not be as negative as you think it is. Remain direct throughout your dealings with others. Someone close to you could find you exciting but unpredictable. Tonight: Just be you. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH Say little; absorb more information. People might not be aware that they’re spilling the beans, especially if you react in a nonchalant manner. You might want to slow down and consider all that you’ve heard. Tonight: Go for mystery. Vanish. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You could be overwhelmed by all that you need to do. Stay upbeat and positive when dealing with changing plans and an unpredictable friend. A close loved one might hold a very different opinion about an important person in your life. Tonight: Zero in on what you want. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH You might notice that others are looking at you. A boss might approve of the way that you handle a problem. A loved one simply enjoys watching you. Know that you’re onstage. Be discreet about a problem. The less others know,

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says things that hurt like, “I’m glad you two never had kids.” Well, lo and behold, I ended up getting pregnant at 40, and we have an amazing son together. I keep trying to start over with Mom, especially since my son was born, but she has continued her evil ways. I’m finally done with her, and my husband and I have decided to move to another state where my husband’s family lives so our son can grow up surrounded by loving people. I feel sad, but my mother is not willing to accept us. Am I doing the right thing by moving? (My father passed away, and we hung in through her verbal abuse just to make sure Dad was well taken care of.) -- ANXIOUS IN ARIZONA DEAR ANXIOUS: I’m sorry for what you and your husband have been put through. You have clearly tried to make the relationship with your mother work. Because YOU are a mother now, focus on creating a happy life for your son, your husband and yourself. You are doing the right thing for the right reasons. Your mother is toxic. Bon voyage! Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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DEAR ABBY: My newly retired husband and I lead a nice life and are in good health. Our two girls are grown and established. Our battle is over my husband “taking back” some of the duties I have performed for years, like paying and mailing out our monthly bills, some of which I pay in person. This task is easy for me and never a hardship. We have excellent credit. He now wants all the bills to come to him online, and he’ll pay them online, leaving me out of the process. He knows I enjoyed doing it and considered it my purview. I want to continue to handle bill paying as I always have, occasionally taking a statement to a department store or whatever. Paying for checks is not a problem for us. I use a debit card for regular shopping and a credit card in certain stores. I am not a spend-a-holic. My husband paying bills online cuts me out of the process, and I don’t like it. I prefer the method I have used for decades. Is this more of a control issue than anything else? Any ideas? -- STIFLED IN WASHINGTON DEAR STIFLED: Yes, it is a control issue. It is also an indication that your husband doesn’t have enough to do. Because the bill paying is partly a social outlet for you, you should not allow the task to be taken over.



By Jim Davis

Take it from the Tinkersons

By Bill Bettwy

By Chad Carpenter

By Chris Cassatt & Gary Brookins

Mother Goose and Grimm

By Michael Peters

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Boeing aims to finish software fix to 737 Max in September By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer

Boeing says it expects to finish work on updated flight-control software for the 737 Max in September, a sign that the troubled jet likely won’t be flying until late this year. The latest delay in fixing the Max came a day after the disclosure that government test pilots found a new technology flaw in the plane during a test on a flight simulator. The plane has been grounded since mid-March after two crashes that killed 346 people. Preliminary accident reports pointed to software that erroneously pointed the planes’ noses down and overpowered pilots’ efforts to regain control. A Boeing official said Thursday that the company expects to submit the soft-

Dozens of grounded Boeing 737 MAX airplanes crowd a parking area adjacent to Boeing Field Thursday, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

ware update to the Federal Aviation Administration for approval “in the September timeframe.” The official spoke on condition of ano-

nymity because Boeing has not publicly discussed timing of the update. Once Boeing submits its changes, the FAA is expect-

ed to take several weeks to analyze them, and airlines would need additional time to take their grounded Max jets out of storage and pre-

pare them to fly again. Airlines were already lowering expectations for a quick return of the plane, which has been grounded since mid-March. Southwest Airlines, the biggest operator of Max jets, announced Thursday that it has taken the plane out of its schedule for another month, through Oct. 1. Earlier this week, United Airlines pulled the plane from its schedule through early September. While Boeing engineers continue working on the plane’s software, company lawyers pushed Thursday to settle lawsuits brought by the families of dozens of passengers killed in the October crash of a Lion Air Max off the coast of Indonesia and the March crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max near Addis Ababa. Boeing and the families of Lion Air Flight 610

victims agreed to mediation that could lead to early settlements. However, the families of some Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 passengers are resisting mediation. “There are many families here who will not want to participate in mediation until they know what Boeing knew, when they knew it, what they did about it, and what they’re going to do about it to prevent this kind of disaster from occurring again,” said Robert Clifford, a Chicago lawyer who filed lawsuits on behalf of nearly two dozen victims of the Ethiopian crash. Meanwhile, at a meeting Thursday in Montreal of regulators and airline representatives, the head of the International Air Transport Association, Alexandre de Juniac, made an appeal for coordination between aircraft operators and regulators.

Changes to lobster fishery to help whales might arrive 2021 By PATRICK WHITTLE Associated Press

FREEPORT, Maine — Changes to the Maine lobster fishery designed to help a critically endangered species of whale might arrive in 2021 after a lengthy rulemaking process. A team assembled by the federal government has called for the removal of half the vertical trap lines from the Gulf of Maine to reduce risk to North Atlantic right whales. The Maine Department of Marine Re-

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prudent and responsible parameters to enable it to fund the services and public education programs as desired by borough residents,” the document said. Currently, the borough’s sales tax is only applied to a maximum of $500 per sale, rent or service transaction. This sum was enacted in 1965, and never adjusted for inflation or otherwise. The ordinance states the value

sources has been meeting with lobstermen around the state to begin the process of crafting rules to achieve that goal. The state held the last of several meetings with lobstermen about the new rules on Thursday in Freeport. Hundreds of members of the state’s lifeblood industry have attended the meetings. Maine hopes to present a plan to the federal government by September, department spokesman Jeff Nichols said before the meeting. The industry is getting ready

to grapple with the task of getting so much gear out of the water, said Patrice McCarron, executive director of the Maine Lobstermen’s Association. “There’s definitely concern among lobstermen because they will be changing how they fish,” she said. “It’s not a simple task, but once guys are thinking it through and making changes, there seems to be viable strategies for each person.” The U.S. lobstering industry, based mostly in Maine, has coexisted for

centuries with right whales, which were driven close to extinction during the commercial whaling era. The last count of right whales ended with a best estimate of 411 animals in 2017, and signs are troubling. The species has been hampered by low reproductive rates in recent years, and five of them have been found dead in Canadian waters so far in 2019. Scientists have said the whales are vulnerable to entanglement in fishing gear, as well as other threats such as ship

strikes. Conservationists have been keeping a close eye on the process to better protect whales. Waiting until 2021 to implement rules could be too long for a species that is declining in population, said Erica Fuller, an attorney with Conservation Law Foundation. “We’re dealing with a crisis right now, and we need to treat it like one,” Fuller said. Maine’s lobster fishery has had several strong years this decade, but the new push

to protect whales is one of multiple stressors it is contending with. The fishery is also dealing with concerns about a lack of bait. Despite the challenges, the seafood has remained readily available to consumers, and prices have been competitive in retail markets. The state plans to hold more meetings with members of the fishery in August. Public hearings will likely be held after the state sends its plan to reduce trap lines to the state in September.

of $500 in 1965 would have been equal to $3,195 in 2018, according to the Alaska Department of Labor Anchorage Consumer Price Index inflation. The ordinance would keep the sales tax cap to $500 on rents, since an increase in the overall cap would disproportionately affect tenants. “Affordable rental housing is important for the borough and its residents, and the borough’s best interests would be served by keeping the cap on residential rentals at $500 per month,” the

ordinance document states. The ordinance does not specify how much additional revenue would be generated from the increase. The additional funds would go to support local education and general borough government purposes, the document states. The public hearing on this issue will be at the Aug. 6 assembly meeting, and if approved, would find its way on the October ballot for the voters to decide. However, a second ordinance being considered at Tuesday’s meeting may take

away the ability for voters to decide if they want to increase the sales tax cap. The ordinance to repeal borough code that requires voter approval to increase the sales tax cap is sponsored by Carpenter and assembly member Kelly Cooper. In a May 23 memo to the assembly, Carpenter and Cooper said the borough has been working to balance the budget, while adequately funding borough services in education. For 41 years, until 2005, voter approval was not re-

quired to increase sales tax cap, according to the memo. In 2005, through voter initiative, it was changed so residents would vote to approve a sales tax increase. The memo says two recent attempts to obtain voter approval to increase the tax cap failed at the ballot box. The ordinance itself does not seek to raise the sales tax cap, however, if passed, the assembly could increase the cap through their standard process. Members of the public would have the opportunity to provide comments on potential increase,

but the final vote would be by assembly members. On June 19, the city of Kenai passed an ordinance supporting the ordinance. In the resolution, the city said the inability of the assembly to increase the sales tax cap without voter approval limits its ability to generate needed additional revenues without increasing the property tax mill rate. “Restricting the authority of the assembly to modify the sales tax cap further limits its ability to create an equitable tax system,” the Kenai resolution reads.

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ing to a Thursday update. Winds from the northwest may push the fire closer to the Sterling Highway over the next few days, but the completed burnout operations are expected to limit any growth in that direction. Weather conditions continue to be warm and dry with a maximum temperature forecast of 87 degrees Fahrenheit over the weekend. To the northeast of the fire is a valve site for the ENSTAR gas pipeline as well as the Trapper Joe pubic use cabin. Structure protection crews are on scene at these locations, clearing away burnable vegetation and preparing

water pumps and hoses to protect the areas. The Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is currently closed to public use, including campgrounds, trails and cabins. Skilak Lake Road, along with Jim’s, Upper and Lower Skilak boat ramps remain open. For more information on the closures, contact the Refuge Visitor’s Center at 907-260-2820. For the latest information on the Swan Lake Fire, call the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Office of Emergency Management at 907262-4636 or visit www.

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Many health conditions can be prevented or detected early with regular checkups.

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and is staffed by 517 personnel from various local, federal and state agencies, including several ground crews from the Lower 48. The fire was caused by a lightning strike on June 5 and is located approximately 5 miles northeast of the community of Sterling. The fire’s growth to the northeast is currently stalled at Chickaloon River, but over the next few days the fire is expected to continue spreading in that direction, accord-

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Court reports The following judgment was recently handed down in Kenai District Court: n Joseph Chikoyak, 44, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises), committed Feb. 7. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, and ordered to pay restitution. n Antonia A. Joseph, 26, of Alakanuk, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of reckless endangerment, committed June 14. She was fined a $100 court surcharge, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for 12 months, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Joseph Chikovak, Jr., 44, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises) and one count of violating condition of release, committed Feb. 11. On count one, he was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge

and a $50 jail surcharge and ordered to pay restitution. On the count of violating condition of release, he was sentenced to five days in jail. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Jennifer Nicole Worman, 35, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of reckless driving, committed Nov. 28. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined $1,000 with $500 suspended (community work service at $10 an hour may be credited toward the fine), fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had her license revoked for 30 days, ordered not to possess controlled substances unless prescribed and kept in original containers, and was placed on probation for 12 months. n Amy S. Birk, 29, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Mar. 18. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail or on electronic monitoring with all but time served suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $150

court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $66 for the first three days plus $14 for each additional day of monitoring ordered, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for 90 days, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Richard Edwin Dominick, 51, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Feb. 16. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail or on electronic monitoring with 27 days suspended (time served) fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $150 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge and $66 for the first three days plus $14 for each additional day of monitoring ordered, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for one year, and placed on probation for 12 months.

n Anthony Charles Larocca, 51, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of fourth-degree theft and one count of second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises), committed Mar. 31. On count one, he was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited items seized, and was placed on probation for six months. On count two, he was ordered to pay restitution, forfeited items seized, and was placed on probation for six months. n Anthony Charles Larocca, 51, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal trespass (on land, intend crime), committed Apr. 2. He was sentenced to five days in jail, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, and forfeited items seized. All other charges in this case were dismissed. n Steven Lennox, 28, of Wasilla, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree harassment (offensive physical contact),

Charges dropped against woman in probe of family massacre PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped all of the charges against an Ohio woman accused of lying during an investigation of her relatives who were later accused of carrying out the massacre of eight people. A judge dismissed the obstruction and perjury charges against 77-yearold Fredericka Wagner after prosecutors said the investigation was ongoing and there were concerns about violating her right to

a speedy trial. Wagner's son, daughterin-law and two grandsons were charged in November with shooting eight members of a family in Pike County more than three years ago. All four have pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors had said Wagner lied to a grand jury after investigators found two bulletproof vests at her home. Wagner's attorney later argued in March that the charges should be dismissed because she bought

the vests two weeks after the killings to protect her family and that she initially didn't remember where she got them online. Prosecutors said Wednesday that they still could refile the charges against Wagner. Her attorney told the judge that she has maintained her innocence and denied any involvement. Wagner smiled and hugged her daughter after the charges were dismissed. She had largely been confined to her home since last

November after she posted bond following her arrest. Authorities say her son, George "Billy" Wagner III; her daughter-in-law, Angela Wagner; and grandsons George Wagner and Edward "Jake" Wagner planned for months an attack on members of the Rhoden family. They could face the death penalty if convicted. Investigators have said that a custody dispute between Jake Wagner and one of the victims was a possible motive in the slayings.

committed Sept. 16. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for 12 months, ordered to complete substance/alcohol and anger management assessments and follow all recommendations, and was placed on probation for 12 months. n Roger Alford Mouser, 51, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree harassment, committed May 10, 2018. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete substance/alcohol

abuse and anger management assessments and follow all recommendations, and was placed on probation for 12 months. The following judgment was recently handed down in Kenai Superior Court: n A jury found David A. Lovell, 52, of Sterling, not guilty of violating a stalking or sex assault protective order. Date of the charge was Nov. 17. The following dismissals were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: n Charges of one count of second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises) and one count of violating condition of release against Anthony Larocca, 51, of Soldotna, were dismissed. Date of the charges was May 10.

In brief Wildwood inmate found dead in cell An inmate at Wildwood Correctional Facility was pronounced dead in his cell Wednesday night, according to a June 27 press release from the Alaska Department of Corrections. The 23-year-old man was found unresponsive in his cell at approximately 8:36 p.m. during a routine check. According to the release, officers and medical staff immediately began performing life-saving measures and emergency responders had arrived on the scene at 8:44 p.m. The man was pronounced dead at 8:51 p.m. At this time, no foul play is suspected and troopers are investigating the death as a suicide. Sarah Gallagher, public information officer with DOC, said that all inmates are screened by medical personnel for suicidal behavior within 24 hours of entering a correctional facility and correctional officers are trained to identify signs of suicidal behavior in inmates. Gallagher said that the inmate had not exhibited any of these signs and was not being monitored as a suicide risk. The man had been in DOC custody since May 5, and was an unsentenced inmate, according to the press release. Next of kin has been notified. — Brian Mazurek

Creating new entrepreneurs for Alaska... one stand at a time! Lemonade Day is a free, fun business education program that teaches youth aged 5-17 how to start, own and operate their own business using a lemonade stand. On one day across the country, youth learn fundamental lessons about life, success and themselves. They earn profits, share with charities and stimulate local economies.

LEMONADE STAND LOCATIONS 4-D Carpet One - Auntie Iris’ Lemonade

35477 Kenai Spur Hwy | Hrs: 11:00am-6:00pm

AAA Alaska Cab - Beyonce’s Lemonade 182 S Binkley St. | Hrs: 11:00am-3:30pm

Allen Sisters Coffee - Northern Lemon

35104 Kenai Spur Hwy. | Hrs: 11:00am-4:00pm

First American Title - Lervig Brothers Lemonade 44296 Sterling Hwy. #2 | Hrs: 11:00am-3:00pm

Fred Meyers - Midnight Sun FFA Chapter 43843 Sterling Hwy. | Hrs: 11:00am-5:00pm

Fred Meyers - Squeeze the Day

43843 Sterling Hwy. | Hrs: 11:00am-5:00pm

Harley Davidson- Melon Girls

41605 Sterling Hwy. | Hrs: 11:00am-4:00pm

Jumpin’ Junction - Lemonade Under the Big Top 42115 Kalifornsky Beach Rd. | Hrs: 9:00am-5:00pm

Residential - Natural Reflections

310 S. Linwood Lane, Kenai | Hrs: 10:00am-8:00pm

Pad Thai Cafe - Kerley Boys’ Lemonade

44539 #10 Sterling Hwy. | Hrs: 11:00am-3:00pm

Soldotna Safeway - Liquid Sunshine

44428 Sterling Hwy. | Hrs: 11:30am-3:30pm

Shucks O’Reily Auto Parts - Rainey Day Lemonade 43867 Sterling Hwy. | Hrs: 10:00am-6:00pm

Six States Distributors / TruckPro TNT Dynamite Lemonade, Sweets, and Treats 44113 Kalifornsky Beach Rd.

Spenard Builders Supply Lilly & Sister Lemonade

48855 Funny River Road. | Hrs: 10:00am-4:00pm

Sportsmans Warehouse - Lemony Spigots 44402 Sterling Hwy. | Hrs: 11:00am-3:00pm

Sweeney’s - Hello Sunshine! Lemonade

35081 Kenai Spur Hwy. | Hrs: 9:00am-6:00pm

Yo Tacos - Next Generation

35036 Kenai Spur Hwy. | Hrs: 9:00am-6:00pm *All of the stands listed on this ad registered for Lemonade Day through the Alaska Lemonade Day or the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce website.


Soldotna Chamber of Commerce | | 907-262-9814 | 44790 Sterling Hwy., Soldotna, AK 99669

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