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UA credit ratings downgraded FAIRBANKS — The University of Alaska’s revenue bond ratings have been downgraded. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Wednesday that Moody’s Investors Service announced the rating decreases Wednesday. Moody’s cites an “unprecedented” singleyear reduction in state funding for the university. The company downgraded University of Alaska general revenue bonds from A1 to Baa1, with $270 million outstanding. The university’s Series 2012 Lease Revenue Bonds were downgraded from A2 to Baa3, with $23 million outstanding. Moody’s is one of three major credit-rating agencies, along with S&P and Fitch Ratings. Moody’s says the downgrade “reflects the severity and magnitude of the financial challenges confronting University of Alaska following an over 40% cut in the university’s appropriations” from the state. The university’s president says the downgrade “amplifies the impact of the state’s funding cut.”

Firms using Anchorage port want terminal work delayed ANCHORAGE — A group of companies using Anchorage’s port want major rehabilitation work delayed while earthquake damage to critical infrastructure is still being assessed. The Alaska Journal of Commerce reported Wednesday that eight companies have sent letters to city officials urging them to stop advancing work to build a new petroleum and cement import terminal. The companies that make up the informal “Port of Alaska Users Group” wrote to Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz on June 28 and members of the Anchorage Assembly on July 12. They say a plan to begin building a $220 million terminal without a strategy to cover all costs would leave the city with a “trestle to nowhere.” Port officials say inspections following a November earthquake show the port’s two fuel docks remain at risk of failure in another earthquake. — Associated Press

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Dunleavy amends special session call By Dan Joling Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — Facing a loss of federal grants for highway construction projects and village water systems, Gov. Mike Dunleavy has amended his call for a second special legislative session and will support lawmakers meeting in Juneau.

Dunleavy originally called for the special session to be in his hometown of Wasilla, which led to legislators meeting in two locations and a legal dispute over the legality of any actions taken. Leaders of the state House and Senate, citing security and a television service that allows residents around the state to observe proceedings,

gathered most lawmakers July 8 at the Capitol. About a third of the Legislature, including minority Republicans in the House and a handful of senators, met at a makeshift legislative hall inside the gymnasium of a Wasilla middle school. The split Legislature ended Wednesday when Dunleavy called

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for the special session to be in Juneau. Lawmakers from both locations said progress was needed on the state construction budget and could not be completed at two locations, Dunleavy said. “With sensitivity to the time that remains to capture federal funds, See special, Page A3

Measles case in Soldotna confirmed By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

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Kale Morse places produce at the pickup center Wednesday for Ridgeway Farm’s Community Supported Agriculture programs, which help distribute locally grown produce to residents near Soldotna.

A single case of measles in Soldotna was confirmed by Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services on Tuesday, according to an announcement from DHSS. According the announcement, an unvaccinated teenager who is a resident of the Kenai Peninsula recently traveled out of state and began to show symptoms about 10 days after returning to Alaska. Before the person was diagnosed, they were in several public locations in a time frame where they could have been infectious. Anyone who was at the following locations during the times listed could have been exposed to measles: ■■ At Froso’s Family Dining from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on July 8-13 ■■ At Soldotna Urgent Care from 3 -7 p.m. on July 14 ■■ At Central Peninsula Hospital’s Emergency Department from 5-11 p.m. on July 14 The times include the period when the person was at the location and two See measles, Page A3

By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

During long summer days, peninsula residents can take advantage of fresh, locally grown produce. Local farmers offer several ways for residents to find food, whether it’s at a local farmers market, through U-Pick events or through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs. On the central peninsula Ridgeway Farms offers one of the only CSA programs. Abby Ala, who runs the farm, said they first started the program in the ‘90s but quit until about 10 years ago. The program runs all summer, and residents pay an initial $50 down payment, and then pay at the first of each summer month. Support for the program See ridgeway farms, Page A3

Court budget veto nets ACLU suit By Dan Joling Ashely Ala, Neka Cooper, Caroline Correia and Elijah Cooper are all volunteers at Ridgeway Farms where they help Wednesday pickup days for the farm’s program.

of the current economy, while a small majority of Democrats (52%) responded negatively. People who have lived in Alaska for more than 20 years had a more negative view of the economy than those who have lived here for fewer than 10 years, with 55% of 20-year residents responding negatively and 65% of newer residents responding positively. When asked if the state of Alaska is headed in the right direction, 30% of those surveyed said that the state is headed in the right direction, while 64% said the state is on the wrong track. A majority of all demographic categories responded negatively to this question with the exception of those who identified as Republican. Fifty one percent of Republicans say the state is headed in the right direction, compared with only 16% of Democrats. These results differ only slightly from the

ANCHORAGE — A civil rights watchdog sued Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday over his budget veto of money for the state court system. The ACLU of Alaska claims Dunleavy’s reduction of the Alaska Court System budget by $334,700 is an attack on the independent judiciary. “Gov. Dunleavy is punishing the court for exercising its judicial power,” said executive director Joshua Decker at a news conference. “He’s threatening the court with further budget reductions if it makes decisions with which he disagrees. He’s improperly trying to influence the court and erode its independence.” A spokesman for Dunleavy, Matt Shuckerow, did not immediately respond Wednesday morning to a request for comment on the lawsuit. Dunleavy last month vetoed more than $400 million from the budget approved by the Alaska Legislature, including $130 million from the University of Alaska. Dunleavy’s reduction to the court system budget was tied to an Alaska Supreme Court decision on abortion. “The Legislative and Executive Branch are opposed to State funded elective abortions the only branch of government that insists on State funded elective abortions is the

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Opinion divided on state economy, policy By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

At this week’s Kenai Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, President and CEO of the Alaska Chamber of Commerce Kati Capozzi gave a presentation on the results of the Alaska Chamber’s annual Public Opinion Survey. Capozzi has been traveling the state and sharing the survey results with local chambers of commerce, and on Wednesday she came to Kenai to highlight where public opinion is on a number of issues including resource development projects and the constitutional amendments proposed by the governor earlier this year. The survey was taken from March 27-31 and polled 705 likely voters statewide. Sixty percent of respondents were contacted via landline, while 40% were contacted by cellphone. The geographic representation was weighted based on population, and respondents

from Southcentral Alaska — which includes the Kenai Peninsula Borough, the Matanuska-Susitna borough and the Valdez-Cordova borough — accounted for one quarter of the total respondents. The full survey can be found on the Alaska Chamber website. Below are some of the major takeaways from the results:

Economy When asked to rate Alaska’s current economy on a general level, 43% of those surveyed responded “good” while 40% responded “not too good.” Only 4% of respondents rated Alaska’s economy as “very good” and 12% rated it as “pretty bad.” Compared with 2018 results for the same question, the percent of positive responses went up, from 38% to 47%, while negative responses went from 61% to 52%. A majority of Republicans (61%) responded with a positive view

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AccuWeather 5-day forecast for Kenai-Soldotna ®

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24 hours ending 4 p.m. yest. . Trace Month to date .......................... 0.60" Normal month to date ............ 0.88" Year to date .............................. 4.10" Normal year to date ................ 5.93" Record today ................ 0.88" (2017) Record for July ............ 5.02" (1958) Record for year ........... 27.09" (1963)

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Bethel 62/51

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Anaktuvuk Pass 68/44

Nome 55/49

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Alaskans give heated testimony, make their voices heard on PFD By Peter Segall Juneau Empire

As person after person stepped up to the microphone, in Wasilla, in Anchorage and Juneau, many described the current budget situation, the split Legislature and legislative deadlock as “disgusting,” “disgraceful,” and “irresponsible.” Alaskans were deeply divided in their testimony — which got heated and emotional at times — about what to do about the budget and PFD. On one side, a “callous” and “short-sighted” governor and his supporters in the Legislature have doomed the state to recession and economic devastation by cutting essential services. On the other, it was a irresponsible Legislature that had squandered the state’s money on foolish programs and ripped away constitutionally mandated money that families depend on. Both sides accused the other of entitlement, and ignoring the will of the people and the constitution, and of kowtowing to special interests, albeit for different reasons. Speakers traded barbs at each other, calling those in opposition “greedy” or “entitled,” but at times sounded remarkably similar to one another. One specific issue at hand was House Bill 2001, an appropriations bill currently before the House Finance Committee that could potentially restore a significant amount of the money cut from the state budget by Dunleavy’s vetoes. After the Legislature failed to override the governor’s vetoes earlier this month, the $444 million in cuts to the state budget were allowed to stand, at least for now. In order to pay for the myriad programs and services across the state, HB 2001 only appropriates $1,600 for the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend. Gov. Mike Dunleavy has

promised to return the PFD amount to what it was before the previous governor, Bill Walker, reduced the money paid in the dividend in order to balance the state budget. Dunleavy has also promised to give back pay for the money not paid in the PFD during Walker’s tenure. Dozens of speakers appeared before the House Finance Committee Monday and Tuesday, with people from both sides of the debate showing up in large numbers. Speakers on both sides were moved to tears in their testimonies about what each outcome would mean for them and their families. One speaker from Wasilla told the committee that he and his family had depended on the PFD year after year just to get by. “You guys sit here and bicker and fight and I can’t get my PFD. You want to hear a sob story, there’s one right there,” he said. “I didn’t depend on the government, I did it myself,” he added, of taking care of his family. Others suggested that taking away the PFD would cause more people to become dependent on government

“You guys sit here and bicker and fight and I can’t get my PFD. You want to hear a sob story, there’s one right there.” Wasilla resident

programs, causing those costs to skyrocket. “You’re going to have to look at how many people you are going to make need your help if you take this away from us,” one woman said, telling of how she and her family depended on the PFD to buy winter clothes. An older, formerly homeless man gave testimony, but it was unclear which side he was supporting. “I think politicians should have to live homeless for a year, experience what’s it’s like to have someone try and take everything from you,” the man said. “I don’t see anything being taken from the rich,” he said. Mary Forbes, in Fairbanks, testified that she was very

worried by the “disturbing sense of entitlement,” she has seen from some people recently. She said she strongly opposed the governor’s vetoes and supported a progressive income tax. “In the years we’ve lived in Alaska we received far more from the PFD than we’ve paid in property and sales tax,” one man said of himself and his wife. “I think I should pay my way through an income tax. We’ve taken in more than we’ve given back.” Alyson Currey, one of only a few people to testify from Juneau, said that she felt the governor’s vetoes were “reckless” and that “we’ll see more harm to vulnerable Alaskans.” She said she also wanted to thank the legislators who showed up in Juneau earlier this month for trying to find a solution. While HB 2001, introduced by the House Finance Committee earlier this month, could potentially restore some of the funding cuts by Dunleavy, the bill would be subject to the governor’s veto which would then require three-fourths of the Legislature, or 45 votes, to override.


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around the peninsula Fireweed Guild FiberFest The Annual Fireweed Guild FiberFest will be held on Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 28-29 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Join us to celebrate natural fibers — from sheep, alpacas, llamas, rabbits, musk ox, goats and even dogs! See the many products produced from these fibers by talented Alaska artists. There will be classes for adults and free children’s activities, fiber vendor booths along with a fiber animal exhibit and sheep shearing demo. Local food trucks will be present outside the venue for a tasty lunch or snack. Bring your spinning wheel or your knitting/crochet project and join the Fiber Friends Circle and socialize with other fiber enthusiasts! The entrance is free and there will be a raffle to win some beautiful handmade fiber products. Come meet local artists and show your appreciation for Alaska’s fiber industry. For inquiries, contact Nancy at 252-4863. See you there!

KCHS 1969 reunion

The KCHS 1969 50th High School Reunion will take place on July 26 at 6 p.m. at Pizza Paradisos. Dorothy Lou Hermansen, Maryam Gray House and Sheryl House Martin are serving as the event’s planning committee. Visit the Facebook page “KCHS 1969 50th Reunion”

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hours after, as the measles virus can remain in the air for up to two hours after someone infectious leaves the area. According to the Alaska Division of Public Health, most people in the area have immunity to the virus through vaccination, so risk to the general public is low. Anyone who feels they may have been exposed to the virus should find out if they have been vaccinated and call a health care provider if they develop an illness with fever, illness or an unexplained rash. To avoid possibly spreading the virus, people should let their health providers know they wish to be evaluated for measles before going to a clinic or hospital. Measles symptoms typically appear between seven and 21 days after exposure and include fever, runny nose, red eyes, a cough and a sore throat that is followed by a rash and a high fever. About 30% of people who contract measles develop further complications including pneumonia, ear infections or diarrhea. In serious cases, the virus can be fatal. Public Health Nurse Leslie Felts said that Alaska is the 29th state this year to identify a measles case in the 2019 outbreak. Prior to this year, Alaska’s last measles case occurred in Fairbanks in 2015. Felts said that the measles virus was completely eliminated in the United States in 2000. Information on the outbreak and vaccination recommendations can be found on the DHSS website.

for more information. Graduates may register through that page, or by emailing Dorothy Hermansen at hootowl@chugach.net.

Fireweed fiber guild monthly meeting Fireweed fiber guild monthly meeting at Soldotna Public Library will take place Saturday, July 20 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The meeting is open to the general public who are interested in fiber arts and the fiber industry statewide.

Orchestra summer concert series The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra presents the annual Summer Concert Series Aug. 4-10. Chamber music concerts featuring the AKamerata Quartet, under the direction of Dr. Oleg Proskurnya from Anchorage, will take place Sunday, Aug. 4 at Faith Lutheran Church in Homer, and Monday, Aug. 5 at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. The Anchorage Bowl Chamber Orchestra under the direction on Kyle Lindsey will perform at the Kenai Senior Center on August 7 at 2:00 pm. This concert is free and open to the public.Gala concerts take place Aug. 9 at the Mariner Theater in Homer, and Aug. 10 at the Renee C.

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the Legislature will be able to quickly consider the capital budget, the PFD (Alaska Permanent Fund dividend), and conclude this work for the people of Alaska before the end of July,” Dunleavy said. Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, said she and House Speaker

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Supreme Court. The annual cost of elective abortions is reflected by this reduction,” Dunleavy’s budget office wrote in the veto document. The court this year struck down as unconstitutional a

allows locals the chance to stop by the farm once a week and pick their produce. Ala said spring offers the least amount of vegetables, only seven different types. Right now, residents get 13 different types of produce to take home. “The idea of (Community Supported Agriculture) is for the community and the farm to work together,” Ala said. “The farmer needs to be able to know she has a place to sell their vegetables.” Some locals may have already tried Ridgeway’s produce. The farm provides produce for Odie’s Deli in

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will begin the race at 12 p.m. The presentation of race awards and drawings for the door prizes will be held at 2 p.m. The 5K race route follows a generally flat course along the scenic Seward waterfront and is open to walkers and runners of all levels.

Community BBQ and Pioneer Meet & Greet Join the Soldotna Historical Society for its free community event to kick off Soldotna Progress Days with their Community BBQ and Pioneer Meet & Greet on Friday, July 26, from 4-6 p.m. at the Soldotna Homestead Museum, located on Centennial Park Road. Visit with local pioneers and enjoy a free community BBQ. A special presentation to honor our Pioneer Grand Marshall, Al Hershberger, begins at 4:15 p.m. Bring the whole family, sign up for door prizes, complete a scavenger hunt, receive a free activity booklet, tour historical cabins, and more! Become part of Soldotna’s continuing history! For more information, call Sara at 262-9814 ext. 15 or soldotnahistoricalmuseum@gmail.com.

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Join Soldotna in its biggest celebration: Progress Days! Kick off the festival weekend on Friday, July 26, 4-6 p.m. at the Soldotna

Homestead Museum, located on Centennial Park Rd., to meet pioneers and enjoy a free community BBQ. Saturday, July 27 the hometown parade will begin at 11 a.m., departing from Soldotna High School. It will travel down Marydale, then down Binkley, and dispersing on Shady Lane. The judge’s stand is back at the Borough Building. Saturday, 11-5 p.m., visit food and craft vendors and listen to live music on the stage at Soldotna Creek Park. Saturday night at 6 p.m. purchase tickets to the Rock on the River Concert featuring 36 Crazyfists, with special guests Distance Defined and Thera. Tickets sold online at rockontheriver19.brownpapertickets.com or at the door. Sunday, noon-5 p.m., enjoy a free city picnic at noon at Soldotna Creek Park and more food and craft vendors. For the love of horses, visit the Soldotna Rodeo at 1 and 6 p.m. on Saturday or 1 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call Andy at the Soldotna Chamber at 262-9814 ext. 14 or info@soldotnachamber.com.

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The LeeShore Center will be holding its monthly Board meeting at The LeeShore Center on Wednesday July 31. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. For further information call 283-9479.

Bryce Edgmon, an independent from Dillingham, have been in talks with Dunleavy and minority leaders of both houses to find common ground. “In the past week, he has made time to meet with us personally for several hours at a time,” she said. “I’m very grateful for him engaging with us.” Dunleavy on Thursday plans to introduce a construction budget that will contain state matching funds for federal transportation

programs and village water projects. The bill will contain funding for a crime bill passed this year and “necessary fixes” for a capital projects bill passed in May. Obstacles remain, however. Dunleavy vetoed more than $400 million from the state operating budget. About one-third, $130 million, was directed at the University of Alaska. On top of a $5 million reduction made by legislators, the university faces a 41% state funding loss and UA officials have said the result could

be the loss of 2,000 positions. Dunleavy also eliminated or reduced funding for early childhood education, public libraries, Medicaid dental coverage, behavioral health treatment grants, the state arts council, public broadcasting, benefits to poor senior citizens and reimbursement to school districts for school construction. State lawmakers who tried unsuccessfully to override Dunleavy vetoes have vowed to use other legislation to restore funding for the

university. Legislative leaders found common ground with the governor on the session location and expansion of the agenda to include construction projects, Giessel said, but so far not on restorations to the operating budget. “They are, however, one of the main discussion points we are having with the governor, seeking alignment,” she said. “I am very optimistic we will find agreement on those issues and they’ll be coming forward as well.”

state law and regulation seeking to define what constitutes medically necessary abortions for Medicaid funding. Dunleavy’s veto is a grossly inappropriate attempt to use money to coerce judges to a political end, Decker said, and it undermines the public trust in the independence and impartiality of the judiciary. “The judiciary must be free and independent or all our

rights will become hostage to the will of whoever incites the passion of the masses during each election cycle,” he said. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of two plaintiffs, Bonnie Jack, a former Republican legislative staffer, and John Kauffman, a private attorney. Jack said Dunleavy overstepped his authority for vindictive reasons. Kauffman said he took an

oath to uphold the Alaska Constitution. The governor’s vetoes were levied to punish the courts for doing what the courts were created to do, he said. “That’s a blatant violation of the separation of powers, which is a cornerstone of our constitution and the United States Constitution,” Kauffman said. The governor’s action is unprecedented in Alaska,

Decker said. The lawsuit seeks to have court funding restored and the governor’s actions declared unconstitutional, Decker said. He’s not worried about a conflict of interest by judges handling the case. “When our judges put on the black robe, they take an oath to honestly and impartially decide the case in front of them based on what the law and the constitution is,” he said.

Highway, between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. “They can see if they like the operation and join in on a Wednesday,” she said. Ala said the program has changed slightly over time. She used to create the baskets for residents to pick up, but now residents have the freedom to choose what goes into their weekly package. “At first we did do baskets and you just came and picked up your basket, but now people get to go around and pick what actual lettuce plant they want,” Ala said. She said the farm began as one greenhouse that her daughter started through a Caring for the Kenai project. Now the farm has 14 greenhouses and several hydroponic set ups. Ala has been farming her whole life. “I’ve been driving tractors since I could almost reach the pedals,” Ala said. Her parents homesteaded about 2 miles down the road from her property in 1948. Her dad grew 70 acres of potatoes on the land she farms on today. “He had over 70 acres of potatoes before he quit,”

she said. “The reason he quit raising potatoes, was because the Army quit buying locally grown products. There was no place to sell that many potatoes.” Volunteers, some of whom have been helping Ala for over 25 years, help make the operation possible. Volunteers help with everything from accounting to advertising to setting up the vegetable pickup spot. “They are my muscle and my brains,” Ala said. Two of her volunteers include her granddaughters, Ashley Ala and Neka Cooper, who also sell baked goods at the Wednesday vegetable pickup spot. Proceeds from the baked good sales go toward their college fund. U-Pick Other farms in the area offer U-Picks, which give locals the opportunity to find and pick locally grown produce themselves. At Jackson Gardens Nursery, at 48195 John’s Road, Soldotna, Bobbie Jackson grows a huge list of produce. She’s been growing flowers since 1979 and started doing the U-Pick operation about five years ago, which she says is doing well.

This week, she has everything from summer squash, peppers, green tomatoes, basil, edible flowers, chard, collard greens, kale, lettuce, onions, beets and more. She says locals can expect corn, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, nectarines, apples, parsnip, currants, gooseberries and even more later this summer. Locals can keep up to date with the garden’s offerings by following their Facebook page, Jackson said. Residents can also reach Jackson at 907-252-9459. Jackson Gardens Nursery is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. O’Brien Gardens and Trees in Nikiski is also starting their U-Pick season. Locals can keep up to date with what the farm has to offer by following their Facebook page. They have announced a U-Pick event for their strawberries, which residents can enjoy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. According to the 2019 Kenai Peninsula Local Food Directory, Grace Acres Farm also offers a U-Pick. For more information locals can call them at 907-727-4839.

statewide tax proposed by the Legislature, one that would guarantee payment of the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend and make it a constitutional right, and one that would set a new spending cap on the state’s budget, replacing the current spending cap. Seventy five percent of all respondents support or strongly support the amendment regarding state taxes, and 61% support or strongly support the constitutional spending cap. Protecting the PFD in the constitution received more mixed results, with a small majority (54%)

in favor and 43% opposed. Because these amendments were first introduced by the governor earlier this year, there are no prior survey results on these topics.

of respondents feel that the pipeline is not likely to be built in the foreseeable future, while 31% said that Alaska is closer than ever to getting a natural gas pipeline built. This is compared with 54% responding “not likely” and 38% responding “closer than ever” in 2018. The demographics with the most confidence in the project were those who had lived in Alaska fewer than 10 years (44%), Republicans (40%), those who live in Southeast Alaska (40%) and those who self-reported as not following local news (40%).

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Henderson Auditorium in Kenai. This summer, KPO performs music by British composers. The concert opens with Overture to The Wasps, by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Movements from The Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar will close out the first half of the program. After intermission, The Planets by Gustav Holst will be performed in its entirety. This colossal piece features an extended orchestra and an offstage treble choir. Gala concerts begin at 7:30 p.m, with a preconcert conversation at 6:45 pm. Tickets for the chamber and Gala are $20 general admission, $15 Crescendo Club members. Youth 18 and under are free!

Soldotna, the Flats Bistro in Kenai and the Reindeer Hut food cart. The program attracts locals who are interested in buying produce that is fresh and free of pesticides, herbicides and fungicides, Ala said. Residents who are interested in supporting locally grown agriculture are also attracted to the program, she said. “People who want this kind of program — they like the idea they’re supporting locally grown agriculture,” Ala said. “It’s not picked at some farm somewhere and then shipped up and sprayed and done this and done that.” Ala said the program has seen some growth over the years. “We could use more growth, though,” she said. Locals can find lettuce, zucchini, tomatoes, carrots, rhubarb and more at Ridgeway. Residents interested in learning more about the program can show up at the farm, located on Strawberry Road, off the Kenai Spur

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2018 survey, with previous results showing 66% disapproval of the direction the state is headed and only 28% approval.

Policy Issues In this year’s legislative session, the governor proposed three constitutional amendments: one that would require an approval by popular vote of any new

Resource Development When asked about the prospects of a potential gas pipeline from the North Slope — currently known as the Alaska LNG project — skepticism about the pipeline getting built has increased from the previous year. Fifty seven percent


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Is it time for change in Kentucky? On Tuesday, Kentuckians woke to the news that Democrat Amy McGrath will challenge 34-year U.S. senator and current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his seat in next year’s election. Pundits were quick to label McGrath the underdog in the race. In fact, the Bluegrass State has not elected a Democrat to the Senate since Wendell Ford in 1992. However, after her narrow loss to U.S. Rep. Andy Barr in last year’s midterm election, McGrath has the name recognition and financial backing to give McConnell, well, a run for his money. During her first congressional bid her coffers reached roughly $8.6 million — out-fundJacquelyn Martin / Associated Press raising Barr by $3 million. Senate Majority Leader Mitch The Dems, in particuMcConnell, of Kentucky, adjusts lar Senate Democratic his glasses as he and other Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, handpicked members of the Senate Republican McGrath because “she is leadership speak to the media after a weekly policy luncheon the one that has what it Tuesday in Washington. takes” to defeat McConnell, who relishes the nickname “Grim Reaper” of the Senate graveyard — a place where House majority legislation goes to die. It’s also true that Kentuckians don’t care much for outsiders meddling in our elections, so support from Schumer and other national liberals could prove a curse as much as a blessing for McGrath. Seeking his seventh term and on the same ballot as his ally President Donald Trump, the 77-year-old senator is expected to rely on the same message that has served him well for decades — he can help stop Democratic bills from reaching the Oval Office. While still in its infancy, the race pits old against new. There is more than just a 33-year age gap and the letters “D, E, F” separating these two. Will the incumbent’s power persevere or does his lengthy tenure make him more vulnerable? Only time will tell. Speaking of timing, McGrath’s — though most likely orchestrated — was impeccable. Perhaps piggybacking on the “girl power” momentum following the U.S. Women’s World Cup victory earlier in the week, the former Marine fighter pilot took to the web to announce her candidacy in a three-minute video clip. The clip shows a 13-year-old McGrath writing a letter to McConnell telling him she wanted to fly fighter jets in combat and that women should be allowed to do so. She goes on to say he never wrote back and wonders how many other Kentuckians the senator didn’t take the time to respond to during his three-plus decades in office. However, the biggest question ultimately goes to the voters: Will Kentuckians stick with the status quo, or has the time for change come? — The (Kentucky) State Journal, July 9

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ast week, Gov. Mike Dunleavy abruptly vetoed all of the Alaska Legislature’s approved funding for the arts and culture in Alaska, cut the University of Alaska by 40% and slashed Health and Human Services, destabilizing our most vulnerable — children and elderly. With the failure of the Legislature to override his vetoes last week, state agencies will begin shutting down services to Alaskans. I am profoundly disoriented by this situation. I have taught for the University of Alaska 20 years, nearly as long as I’ve worked for Bunnell Street Arts Center. Many of the services which Dunleavy axed are mandated in our state’s constitution. In this context, it’s hard to talk about the needs of the arts and culture sector. But let’s remember that the arts and culture are livelihoods for many. In Alaska, arts and culture are a $1.3 billion dollar industry. In this sector alone, Dunleavy’s abrupt termination of funding for the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA) will have dramatic and immediate impacts on people’s lives and programs in Alaska: ■ Recently-approved pending grants to Alaska arts organizations, individual artists, school districts, and local arts agencies would not be paid. ■ The services provided by these arts organizations to children and families across the state would be severely curtailed. ■ The annual federal match of $700,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts would be revoked. ■ The $1.5 million in private money administered by ASCA would be returned to foundation funders and not

be expended to the benefit of Alaskans. ■ Alaska will be only state our nation to have no State Arts Council In defense of her decision to protect the PFD at all costs, Rep. Sarah Vance suggested to me that private foundations could pick up the slack by funding arts and culture nonprofits in Alaska. This is not true, and here’s why. State support is not all about money. The strength of our sector builds on the infrastructure and the example of stewardship set by the State of Alaska. The Alaska State Council on the Arts was established to advocate, connect, strengthen, train, evaluate and elevate Alaska’s cultural sector. It is our bone structure. It’s not our fat. ASCA has provided modest funds aimed to empower and catalyze the arts and culture sector, to attract and leverage private gifts from individuals and foundations. This is critical to our sustainability. ASCA does all the things that a good parent does to raise a responsible member of society: inspire, teach, evaluate, reward. Opposite thinking motivates the governor’s veto: when the bones of a body are removed, you destroy it. Leverage is what state support achieves, leverage for private dollars. Homer’s nonprofits leverage state support at least three times for every dollar. Foundations are very careful not to create dependent nonprofits. Foundations require nonprofits to show state support. Federal agencies require us to demonstrate state support. So we will lose far more than state dollars with Dunleavy’s axe. Art offers more than pretty images. Arts build a great many strengths for our

society. Arts teach discipline, patience, cooperation, collaboration, coordination and teamwork. Arts teach problem-solving. Not everyone learns these essential life skills through academics or sports. State support was at an all-time low when Bunnell was established as a nonprofit in 1994. A determined perennial, Bunnell has grown a deep root system to nurture Alaska’s creative sector. We have learned to grow with minimal support from the State of Alaska, but the support we receive, about 10% of our budget, is a critical part of our success. We leverage state support 10 times for every dollar. We present over 150 artists in about 75 programs annually. Our work as an arts presenter of exhibits, performances, residencies and Artist in Schools contributes to artists’ livelihoods, builds strong and deeply engaged communities and helps schools meet Alaska’s art and cultural standards. In the absence of art teachers and a Kenai Peninsula District Art Specialist to serve remote and rural schools, this is especially hard for schools to manage. The work we do strengthens lives economically, educationally and culturally. As the University of Alaska, Alaska’s Health and Human Services and nonprofit arts and culture sector face grave cuts, I am reminded of the very hard work it took to build these agencies. So that much of this work isn’t lost. What every Alaskan can do is use our fat PFDs to support the services that shape a more just and vibrant society. To maintain a healthy state we will have to pay it forward. It’s up to each of us. Asia Freeman is the Artistic Director at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer.

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Trump vs. Dems: ‘Racist,’ ‘socialist’ lines drawn for 2020 By Lisa Mascao Associated Press

WASHINGTON — With tweets and a vote, President Donald Trump and House Democrats established the sharp and emotionally raw contours of the 2020 election campaigns. In the process, they have created a fraught political frame: “racists” vs. “socialists.” Trump’s aggressive condemnation of women of color in Congress has allowed House Democrats to mend, for now, their own political divisions as they put the president on record with a resolution condemning his words as racist. But by pushing the House majority into the arms of the squad of liberal freshman women, Trump also adds to his narrative that Democrats have a “socialist” agenda, a story line he started to bring into focus during his State of the Union address. Political triumphs are being claimed on all sides. Yet it’s unclear whether either approach is what’s needed to sway independent-minded voters who typically determine congressional and presidential elections. And at a time when polling shows Americans sense a worsening of racial attitudes, the searing attacks along Pennsylvania Avenue are tapping potentially explosive emotions. “I do think I’m winning the political fight,” Trump told reporters outside the White House. “I’m winning a lot.” Whoever is “winning,” there was no cooling off Wednesday. Trump continued attacking the quartet during a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, and the crowd responded by chanting, “Send her back!” The House voted on a resolution on impeachment, though a majority of Democrats joined united Republicans in killing the measure. In all, the current state of affairs offers “a very clear choice,” said Ronna McDaniel,

“The president knows the arguments that are being made against him and therefore he wants to distract from them.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee. “The Democrat party is now a socialist party, and these four women have become the de facto speakers of the Democrat House,” she said on Fox. “So he’s saying, do you want socialism or do you want what we’re delivering with higher jobs, higher wages, more jobs, a strong economy.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Americans have already heard enough from Trump, with his “disgusting” remarks “denigrating” the nation’s values. “The president knows the arguments that are being made against him and therefore he wants to distract from them,” Pelosi said. “Let’s not waste time on that,” she said. “We’re talking about what we’re going to do to help the American people.” The four freshmen, in their own appearance together, portrayed the president as a bully who wants to “vilify” not only immigrants, but all people of color. They’re fighting for their priorities to lower health care costs, pass a Green New Deal addressing climate change, they say, while his thundering attacks are a distraction and tear at the core of America vales. “America has always been about the triumph of people who fight for everyone versus those who want to preserve rights for just a select few,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of New York, perhaps the most recognizable of the newcomers. “And there is no bottom to the barrel of vitriol that will be used and weaponized to stifle those who want to advance rights for all people in the United States,” she said on

“CBS This Morning.” Taking a fresh dig at the group, Trump on Wednesday tweeted a new slogan — “One ‘squad’ under God” — with a video featuring clips of him meeting with law enforcement and military personnel juxtaposed with patriotic scenes, set to Lee Greenwood’s “Proud to be an American,” which often serves as a soundtrack to his campaign rallies. The week has already been extraordinary, even by the new standards of the Trump presidency. In a political repudiation, the Democraticled U.S. House voted Tuesday to condemn Trump’s “racist comments” against the congresswomen of color after he told them to “go back” to their own countries. The women, Ocasio-Cortez and Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, all were born in the U.S. except for Omar, who became a U.S. citizen after fleeing Somalia as a refugee with her family. Democrats eased the resolution through the chamber by 240-187, joined by four Republicans and one Republican-turnedindependent congressman. Trump accused the women of “spewing some of the most vile, hateful and disgusting things ever said by a politician” and added, “If you hate our Country, or if you are not happy here, you can leave!” Republican operatives swiftly dispatched their own attacks on nearly 30 of the House Democratic freshmen who helped take the majority in 2018 by winning seats from areas that Trump also won in 2016. They are seen as the front-liners needed to retain control of

the House, and many face tough re-election races in 2020. “Deranged,” read the missives from the National Republican Congressional Committee. The committee is raising money off Ocasio-Cortez as the face of the “socialist” agenda and drawing links to the party’s presidential contenders, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and other liberal front-runners. “This wasn’t what people in the Trump districts elected them to do,” said Bob Salera, a spokesman for the GOP’s campaign committee. Democrats believe Trump’s attacks will have the opposite effect, turning off the suburban voters, particularly women, who helped elect Trump but also turned out for Democrats in last fall and are tiring of it all. Trump tried a similar approach last fall, invoking fearful warnings of “caravans” of immigrants pouring into the U.S., but voters tuned him out to give Democrats control of the House. The party will try again to coax voters away from Trump’s vision of America. But Democrats also know they now need to return to their core campaign messages — lowering health care costs, conducting oversight of the administration — or risk having Trump define them and the 2020 candidates. Behind closed doors Wednesday, party leaders laid plans for reviving those issues, starting with an event next week to mark their accomplishments so far on the 200th day of the House Democratic majority, and into the summer August recess campaigns. “I’m trying to represent my district, a very diverse district,” said Tlaib. “This is a distraction.” When asked if they, as the four newcomers, were also a distraction, Omar, a MuslimAmerican, objected to the question: “He wants you to focus on that, and you should be asking, Why is it that we are being criticized?”


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WASHINGTON — The House easily killed a maverick Democrat’s effort Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for his recent racial insults against lawmakers of color, a vote that provided an early snapshot of just how divided Democrats are over ousting him as the 2020 presidential and congressional campaigns rev up. Democrats leaned against the resolution by Texas Rep. Al Green by 137-95. That showed that so far, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has successfully prevented a Democratic stampede toward impeachment before additional evidence is developed that could win over a public that’s so far skeptical about ousting Trump. Even so, the roll call underscored that the number of liberal Democrats open to impeachment remains substantial and may be growing. About two dozen more conversions would split the party’s 235-member caucus in half over an issue that could potentially dominate next year’s elections. Until now, just over 80 Democrats had publicly said they were open to starting an inquiry over removing Trump. “There’s a lot of grief, from a lot of different quarters,” Green, speaking to reporters after the vote, said of the reaction he received from colleagues. “But sometimes you just have to take a stand.” Democrats voting in favor of the impeachment resolution included some of the party’s most outspoken freshmen, like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, but were mostly veteran liberals, including leaders of House Democrats’ black, Hispanic and progressive caucuses. With party leaders looking to give the effort as little oxygen as possible, there was no debate. As some Democrats feared, the measure’s lopsided 332-95 defeat — the House’s first vote on removing Trump since Democrats took control of the chamber this year — opened the door for him to claim vindication. “You see the overwhelming vote against impeachment and that’s the end of it,” Trump told reporters as

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Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, speaks to visitors during a break from testimony from David Marcus, CEO of Facebook’s Calibra digital wallet service, before a House Financial Services Committee hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill regarding Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency.

he arrived in North Carolina for a campaign rally. He called the effort the “most ridiculous project I’ve ever been involved in.” Green’s resolution didn’t mention special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether Trump’s 2016 campaign conspired with Russia to influence that year’s congressional election or whether the president obstructed Mueller’s probe. That inquiry and the questions it raised over Trump’s actions have been the main reasons some Democrats have backed impeachment. Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters that six House committees are investigating Trump, adding, “That is the serious path we’re on.” Mueller is scheduled to testify next week to two House committees. Democrats rejected Trump’s claim that the vote showed he’d been absolved of anything. “It’s not vindication,” said Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla. “It’s that we believe in an orderly process. We’re putting our faith in the Judiciary Committee and the hearing they’re going to hold.” Every voting Republican favored

derailing Green’s measure. With Democrats preparing to defend their House majority in next year’s elections, Green’s measure forced those in tight districts to choose between upsetting liberals eager to remove Trump and moderates leery of that. Democrats owe their House majority to 39 challengers who won in 2018 in what had been GOP-held districts, places where centrist constituents often predominate. “It’s not ideal for a lot of people to have to take that vote right now,” one of them, Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., said of impeachment. She said “if and when” the House votes on impeaching Trump, it should happen when “we can make sure our constituents understand and can get behind” the move. Recent polling has shown solid majorities of the public oppose impeachment. Even if the Democratic-run House would vote to impeach Trump, the equivalent of filing formal charges, a trial by the Republican-led Senate would all but certainly acquit him, keeping him in office. Trump is “unfit to be President,

unfit to represent the American values of decency and morality, respectability and civility, honesty and propriety, reputability and integrity, is unfit to defend the ideals that have made America great, unfit to defend liberty and justice for all,” Green’s resolution said. The measure cites Trump’s recent “racist” comments imploring Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their native countries. The House voted Tuesday largely along party lines to condemn those statements . His targets were Ocasio-Cortez and Reps. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. All are American and all but Omar were born in the U.S. They’ve also been among the party’s most outspoken advocates of impeachment, and all backed Green’s measure. Mueller’s 448-page report detailed episodes in which Trump tried to influence his investigation. Mueller said he could not exonerate Trump on obstruction and indicated in a May news conference that it was up to Congress to decide what to do.

Sen. Paul slows bill to boost 9/11 victims fund By Matthew Daly Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday blocked fast-track approval of a bipartisan bill that would ensure a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. Paul objected to a request by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., to approve the bill by unanimous consent. Paul, R-Ky., questioned the bill’s 70-year time frame and said any new spending should be offset by corresponding cuts. The government already faces a $22 trillion debt, a figure that grows every year, Paul said. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the 9/11 bill would result in about $10.2 billion in additional compensation payments over 10 years, including more than $4 billion for claims already filed. Gillibrand said 9/11 first

responders and their families have had “enough of political games.” The legislation has 74 Senate co-sponsors, including Gillibrand, and easily passed the House last week. The bill would extend though 2092 a victims compensation fund created after the 2001 terrorist attacks, essentially making it permanent. The $7.4 billion fund is rapidly being depleted, and administrators recently cut benefit payments by up to 70%. “Our 9/11 first responders and the entire nation are watching to see if this body actually cares … about the men and women who answered the call of duty” after the attacks, Gillibrand said. As the World Trade Center towers began to crumble that day, “there was one group of men and women — our heroes, the bravest among us — who ran the opposite way,” Gillibrand said. “They ran toward danger. They raced up towers. They went into harm’s way to answer the

call of duty.” In the months after the attacks, first responders cleaned up the aftermath, breathing in toxic air amid smoke, burning metal, crushed glass and electronics and other hazards. “These heroes have since had to quit doing the jobs they love, providing for the families they love because they’re too sick,” Gillibrand said. “They’ve had to give up their income. They’ve had to give up their dreams and their future. They’ve had to face the terrifying reality that they are actually going to die because of what they did on 9/11 and the months thereafter.” She and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, also of New York, urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring up the bill as soon as Thursday. McConnell, R-Ky., has agreed to call a vote before Congress goes on its August recess. Schumer, Gillibrand and Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., want

McConnell to bring up the bill as a stand-alone measure and not package it with other legislation such as a broad budget and debt deal that would stave off the likelihood of a government shutdown this fall. “The minute this bill hits the floor, it will pass,” Schumer said. Debate over the measure comes a month after comedian Jon Stewart sharply criticized Congress for failing to act. Stewart, a longtime advocate for 9/11 responders, said lawmakers were showing “disrespect” to first responders now suffering from respiratory ailments and other illnesses as a result of their recovery work at the former World Trade Center site in New York City. Stewart called the sparse attendance at a June 11 House hearing “an embarrassment to the country and a stain on this institution.” He later targeted McConnell for slowwalking a previous version of the legislation and using it as a “political pawn” to get other things done.

Data show many firms contributed to opioid crisis By Geoff Mulvihill and Matthew Perrone Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The maker of OxyContin has been cast as the chief villain in the nation’s opioid crisis. But newly released government figures suggest Purdue Pharma had plenty of help in flooding the U.S. with billions of pills even as overdose deaths were accelerating. Records kept by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration show that 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pills — the vast majority of them generics, not brand names — were shipped to U.S. pharmacies from 2006 to 2012. The annual number swelled by more than 50 percent during that period of time even as the body count climbed. The powerful painkillers flowed faster even after Purdue Pharma was fined $635 million for falsely marketing OxyContin as less addictive than other opioids. “I think the scale of this is

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stunning,” Keith Humphreys, a Stanford University professor who researches opioids, said in an interview. He also noted that the data shows that the places that received the most drugs per capita are the ones with the most overdoses per capita: “It really looks like wherever you spread the most gas, you get the most fires.” At the same time, the data illustrates how complicated it could be for the courts to figure out who should be held accountable for the public health disaster. More than 2,000 state, local and tribal governments have sued members of the drug industry in the biggest and possibly most complicated litigation of its kind ever in the U.S. A federal judge who is overseeing most of the cases and pushing for a settlement ruled this week that detailed drug-shipment data compiled by the DEA should be made public over the industry’s objections. The judge has not allowed the

release of information from 2013 and 2014. But the material unsealed constitutes the most comprehensive picture yet of how the crisis unfolded. The Washington Post, which along with HD Media, the owner of newspapers in West Virginia, went to court to seek the information, was first to publish the data. Prescription and illegal opioids such as heroin and fentanyl have been factors in more than 430,000 deaths in the U.S. since 2000, according to the CDC. From 2006 to 2012, annual opioid deaths rose from under 18,000 a year to more than 23,000. During that time, prescription drugs were cited as factors in just under half the deaths. Since then, overall opioid deaths in the U.S. have doubled, though on Wednesday the CDC reported that drug overdose deaths of all kinds probably fell last year for the first time in nearly three decades. The newly released information shows in detail the flow of drugs from manufacturers to communities.

West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Nevada all received more than 50 pills for every man, woman and child each year. Several areas in the Appalachian region were shipped an average of well over 100 pills per person per year. “It’s like being on the front lines of a war every day,” said Joe Engle, sheriff of Perry County, Kentucky, which received 175 pills per person per year. “Our people here in eastern Kentucky have been taken advantage of by these pharmaceutical companies. It’s one of the worst things you can do to a society, to a people. And we’re suffering.” Nearly every state has filed a lawsuit, and most of them have focused on Purdue and members of the Sackler family, who own the Stamford, Connecticut-based company and are major philanthropists whose donations to museums and universities have now come under scrutiny. Many local governments have also sued other drugmakers, distribution companies and pharmacies.

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says an additional 2,100 troops will be sent to the U.S.-Mexican border to help with security. Among them are 1,100 active-duty troops who will perform a variety of missions, including aerial surveillance and logistical and administrative support. The Pentagon says the new acting defense secretary, Richard V. Spencer, approved the deployment. Also deploying are 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard. They will be under state control. Most will assist Customs and Border Protection at the temporary adult migrant holding facilities at Donna and Tornillo in Texas. The new deployments are in addition to the approximately 2,500 active-duty and 2,000 National Guard troops already deployed to the border.

Senator calls for FBI to review popular photo app WASHINGTON — The top Senate Democrat is calling on the FBI to review a Russian company’s trendy smartphone app that transforms faces from photos into younger and older images of the person, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press. Senator Chuck Schumer says in the letter Wednesday to the FBI and Federal Trade Commission that he’s concerned FaceApp could pose “national security and privacy risks for millions of U.S. citizens.” The New York Democrat is asking the agencies to assess the situation. He says it would be “deeply troubling” if sensitive personal information was provided “to a hostile foreign power actively engaged in cyber hostilities against the United States.” Many popular apps collect user data, but concerns have circulated about FaceApp, which is developed in Russia by Wireless Lab.

Video shows Trump, Epstein chatting at 1992 Mar-a-Lago party WASHINGTON — Video footage unearthed by NBC News shows Donald Trump and wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein chatting at a party at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in 1992. NBC said the video posted Wednesday was recorded as part of a profile of Trump, who was newly divorced at the time. It shows the future president surrounded by young women, whom NBC identifies as cheerleaders for the Buffalo Bills. Later in the video, Epstein arrives at Trump’s Florida estate, and the two men are seen talking and gesturing at the women on the dance floor. Epstein is currently in jail, facing federal charges in New York of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls in the early 2000s. His indictment, unsealed last week, shows conspiracy and sex trafficking charges that could result in up to 45 years in prison if convicted. He has pleaded not guilty. Trump has acknowledged that he knew Epstein but said he “wasn’t a fan.”

House holds 2 Trump officials in contempt in census dispute WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The House voted, 230-198, to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt. The vote, a political blow to the Trump administration, is largely symbolic because the Justice Department is unlikely to prosecute the two men. The action marks an escalation of Democratic efforts to use their House majority to aggressively investigate the inner workings of the Trump administration. Four Democrats opposed the contempt measure: Reps. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, Anthony Brindisi of New York, Conor Lamb of Pennsylvania and Jared Golden of Maine. All but Lamb are in their first term and all represent swing districts. Independent Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, a former Republican, supported the contempt measure. — Associated Press


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New policy spreads confusion, fear on border By MarÍa Verza Associated Press

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refugee claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their bids to find a better life in America amid a chaos of rumors, confusion and fear. The policy went into effect Tuesday and represents the most forceful attempt to date by President Donald Trump to slash the number of people seeking asylum in the United States. It denies asylum to anyone who shows up on the U.S. border after traveling through another country, something Central American migrants have to do. In some parts of Nuevo Laredo, migrants continued to trickle into shelters, including seven members of a family from the Mexican state of Michoacan, who fled the shootings and extortions in their violent region and were happy to find shelter even

though some had to sleep in the hallway. They hoped they could get asylum because they did not pass through another country to reach the border. But about 70 mostly Central American migrants, who had crossed Mexico to reach the border, were returned to Mexico with an appointment with a judge tucked in a transparent plastic bag — part of another recently imposed policy of requiring many asylum seekers to wait in Mexico rather than the U.S. Some bitter, they assembled in the National Institute of Migration facility next to the international bridge with a cluster of women cradling children, men asking questions and small children running around under the watchful eye of parents. “They didn’t deport us but they took us out (of the U.S.) in a bad way; in theory we wait for a hearing,” said Nolvin Godoy, a 29-yearold Guatemalan who has gone deep into debt paying a coyote almost $10,000 to take him, his wife and her 2-year-old son to get them across the Rio Grande to turn themselves

in to U.S. authorities. After 10 days in a detention center in the U.S., they say they were given an appointment with a judge in September to begin the asylum process. Now they’ve been sent back to Mexico and hold out little hope of being able to appear before the judge on the date set. “Today the law fell on us and they are going to take us to Monterrey 200 kilometers from Nuevo Laredo - and we don’t know what is going happen after that because we don’t know anyone; I am sinking into debt,” Godoy said. Godoy, who says the stained shirt on his back is his only possession, believes it will all be worth little if he has no means of survival. “Maybe it’s best to go back.” No migrants dare to go outside the migration installations. “Outside is organized crime,” he said. Dozens of people like Godoy were returned to Nuevo Laredo on Tuesday and by nightfall had been put on a bus with the only explanation that they were being taken to Monterrey, in the neighboring state of Nuevo

Leon. Most of them had reached the U.S. irregularly, and did not fit the profile of migrants who would wait in Mexico for weeks or months, sign up on waiting lists and then be called by U.S. authorities to process their asylum claims. Mexico’s assistant secretary of foreign relations, Maximiliano Reyes, said Wednesday that the migrants are being taken to safer cities. Mexico is still haunted by the 2010 massacre of 72 migrants in the Tamaulipas town of San Fernando, and wants at all costs to avoid a similar occurrence. “We are focusing on transferring them to the safest places possible, so that they are not exposed to extortions, to risks, dangers,” Reyes said, adding that officials are examining the possibility of converting a military base in the nearby town of Colombia into a migrant reception center. Some of the returned migrants said they had not originally planned to request asylum in the United States, and said the idea only occurred to them when they were

offered the option. However, despite the confusion, other migrants kept heading to the border. Reyes said that on Wednesday morning near the border city of Reynosa, police pulled over a tractor trailer carrying 112 migrants, including 34 children. And on Tuesday morning, a group of 15 migrants, including four children, showed up at the international bridge because their names had reached the top of the list that has long been used to allow migrants to request asylum. The possibility that process might continue to work gave some hope to migrants like Linerio Gonzalez, 24, and Ana Paolini, 20, who fled Venezuela for political reasons. It was unclear if the new measures would change things for Venezuelans like them. “It drives you to desperation,” said Gonzalez. “You hear a lot of things, but we don’t know,” Paolini said, adding that the prospect of being able to file for asylum, only to be returned to Nuevo Laredo, fills her with fear.

U.S. sets tight travel limitations for Iran’s UN diplomats By Jennifer Peltz Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS— The U.S. is tightly limiting travel by Iranian officials visiting or assigned to the United Nations, sparking concern from the world body. Representatives to the U.N. from Iran and some other countries have long had some limitations on their movements. But the new rules for Iranians — imposed as its foreign minister was preparing to arrive for U.N. meetings this week — are particularly strict. Visiting officials, Iranian diplomats posted at the country’s U.N. mission and their families now can travel only among Kennedy airport and three places in Manhattan: the

mission, the Iranian ambassador’s residence and a six-block radius that includes the U.N. headquarters, according to a diplomatic note sent Saturday to Iranian officials and seen by The Associated Press. The diplomats can seek waivers for housing or hotels, but it is not known whether waivers would be granted or whether they could apply to doctors’ appointments, children’s schooling or other activities. The new rules come amid rising tensions between two longtime adversaries. It’s not immediately clear whether the limitations are the tightest the U.S. has ever imposed, but they are far more restrictive than a previous policy that let Iranian representatives to the U.N. travel within a 25-mile radius of Columbus

Circle in midtown Manhattan. “It is certainly not a friendly action,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters Wednesday at the U.N. He said that while he personally didn’t need to go beyond the permitted places, the restrictions created “basically inhuman conditions” for the mission’s diplomats and their families. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said the organization had raised concerns about the limitations with the U.S. and Iranian missions. “We’ll continue to take up the matter as needed,” he said. The U.S. State Department said the restrictions are “fully consistent with our obligations” as the U.N.’s host country. “The U.S. intends to stick to

its obligations,” the department said Wednesday. Tehran and Washington severed diplomatic ties after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran and the hostage crisis that ensued when militant students stormed the U.S. Embassy. Friction has flared anew after U.S. President Donald Trump last year pulled the U.S. out of Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers — a pact he called one-sided — and reimposed sanctions on Tehran’s oil exports. The sanctions have exacerbated an economic crisis that has sent Iran’s currency plummeting. Iran recently began surpassing limits on the amount and purity of uranium it is allowed to stockpile under the nuclear agreement. Tehran has said the moves can be

reversed if the deal’s other participants come up with economic incentives that effectively offset the American sanctions. The U.S. has sent thousands of troops, an aircraft carrier, nuclearcapable B-52 bombers and advanced fighter jets to the Middle East, and fears are growing of a wider conflict after mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz blamed on Iran, attacks by Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen on Saudi Arabia and Iran’s downing of a U.S. military drone. The U.S. also imposes various travel restrictions on U.N. diplomats from China, Cuba, North Korea, Russia and Syria. The list has varied over the years, and countries have periodically chafed at the limitations.


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Oilers sent to 5th straight loss by Bucs Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

The Peninsula Oilers continued to struggle on their current road trip, falling to the Anchorage Bucs 7-4 on Wednesday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage in Alaska Baseball League play. The Oilers have now lost five in a row and five of the first six on the current road

trip. The trip has three more games left, starting tonight against the Anchorage Glacier Pilots at 7:10 p.m. at Mulcahy. The Oilers are now 1-5 against the Bucs, who lead the league with a 25-9 record and are four games clear of the second-place Mat-Su Miners. The Oilers end their season with five home games against the Bucs, starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Coral

Seymour Memorial Park. Ending with the tough schedule is daunting because the Oilers continue to cling to the final spot in the ABL playoffs. At 12-24, the fourthplace Oilers have a half game on the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks. Bucs right fielder Blake Paugh finished 3 for 5 with a run and four RBIs to key Wednesday’s victory.

Paugh’s biggest blow came in the bottom of the fifth, after the Oilers had just come back to tie from a 2-0 deficit. Paugh quickly put the Oilers in chase mode again with a three-run home run. He now has a league-leading eight home runs. Bryan Woo took the loss for the Oilers, going 5 2-3 innings and giving up six runs on six hits while walking four and

striking out six. The Bucs got out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third when Chad Castillo singled in Taishi Nakawake and Paugh singled to score Isaac Barrera. It did not take long for the Oilers to bounce back. In the top of the fourth inning, Giancarlos Servin connected on his first home run of the season to score Vasquez and knot the score.

Paugh then had his blast, though, and the Oilers would never recover from that. Peninsula did score runs in the seventh when Kaden Hopson singled in Ryan Sullivan, and in the eighth, when Jaden Fein singled in Vasquez. Travis Roberts pitched 2 1-3 innings for the Oilers, giving up five hits and a run while See OILERS, Page A9

Padres lose no-hitter, still defeat Marlins MIAMI (AP) — Rookie right-hander Chris Paddack took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and two relievers got the final four outs to complete a three-hitter and help the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 Wednesday night. The Padres, who played their first game in 1969, are the only major league team never to have thrown a no-hitter.

ATHLETICS 10, MARINERS 2 OAKLAND, Calif. — Homer Bailey shook off a rocky start to go six innings in his Oakland debut and Mark Canha and Jurickson Profar each homered twice in a win over Seattle.

GIANTS 11, ROCKIES 8

DENVER — Donovan Solano had four hits, including a tie-breaking home run leading off the sixth inning, and San Francisco completed a four-game series sweep in Colorado for the first time in nearly eight years.

METS 14, TWINS 4 MINNEAPOLIS — Dominic Smith put New York ahead with a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the seventh inning, and Pete Alonso added a 474-foot shot halfway up the third deck as Minnesota lost a third straight game for the first time this season.

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Not just a normal Open for McIlroy By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — On the final day of practice for the final major of the year, Rory McIlroy ripped a shot out of the light rough and began walking toward the green when he stopped in the middle of the fairway for a quick interview with Sky Sports. That’s normal for McIlroy at any British Open. Fans stood six deep, creating a corridor as he walked to the third tee on Wednesday. The grandstand was full and the gallery framed the entire par 3, despite heavy clouds that began to darken with the promise of more rain at Royal Portrush. No, this is not a normal British Open — certainly not for

McIlroy no matter how hard he tries to convince himself as golf’s oldest championship returns to his native Northern Ireland for the first time in 68 years. “You’ve got the best players in the world here, and I don’t feel like I’m the center of attention,” McIlroy said at a news conference before a media gathering larger than it was for Tiger Woods. He is not the only Ulsterman who tees off Thursday in pursuit of a claret jug. GraemeMcDowellwasraised in Portrush and was a member of Rathmore Golf Club, which is owned by Royal Portrush and shares the same links along the North Atlantic. Darren Clarke forged his game as a junior at Royal Portrush and now calls it home.

Ewan earns 1st Tour victory By Samuel Petrequin The Associated Press

TOULOUSE, France — A bit more than a year ago, Caleb Ewan was devastated to be left out of the Tour de France. The Australian sprinter had to watch cycling’s biggest race on TV after finding out at the last minute that his Mitchelton-Scott team was placing all its bets on Adam Yates in the fight for the yellow jersey, and would leave Ewan at home. A year later, Ewan earned his first Tour victory by edging a close sprint on Stage 11 in Toulouse on Wednesday. “I was ready for the Tour three of four years ago, I always wanted to go straight to the top races,” said Ewan, whose daughter was born just before the race started. “I’ve been held back, I finally got my chance.” Ewan switched teams to Lotto-Soudal this season to replace veteran German

sprinter Andre Greipel, and the ambitious youngster was, at last, promoted to a team leader role this summer in France. But the pressure was big on Ewan, a winner of 36 professional races — including stages at the Spanish Vuelta and Giro d’Italia. After coming close in previous stages with three third-place finishes and a runner-up spot, he finally delivered by edging one of the peloton’s fastest men. The 25-year-old Australian beat fellow sprinter Dylan Groenewegen by a tire’s width and was awarded the victory after photo finish. Elia Viviani placed third ahead of three-time world champion Peter Sagan. Ewan perfectly timed his effort after Groenewegen launched his effort on the left side of the road. Ewan took the wheel of his Dutch rival and pipped him to the line. “It was super hectic,” said Ewan, who has now

completed wins at all three Grands Tours. “I ended up in Groenewegen’s wheel coming out of that corner. It’s a hard thing being with Dylan and I knew it was not going to be easy to beat him. I felt I should let him get a bit of a gap so I could sprint in his slipstream, and I could pass him quite quick. I’m happy that this time I was a few centimeters ahead of him.” The win also made up for having to leave Australia just after the birth of his daughter Lily. He thanked his wife for letting him go and compete in France in such circumstances. “She let me come here and leave my young baby in hospital,” Ewan said. “It’s the hardest thing I had to do, to come here to race and leave my daughter in hospital.” With the race heading into the Pyrenees over the next four stages, the main favorites did not take any risks Wednesday and there were no significant changes in the

overall standings. Frenchman Julian Alaphillipe kept the yellow jersey, 1 minute, 12 seconds ahead of defending champion Geraint Thomas. Thomas’ teammate Egan Bernal, the Ineos co-leader, remained in third place, a further four seconds behind. “I’ve prepared myself for attacks to take place, whether from the favorites or other riders who want to gain time,” Alaphilippe said. The coming days could be crucial in determining the next Tour champion. Following Thursday’s stage and its two first-category climbs, Thomas — an excellent time-trial specialist — will have a chance to gain time on his rivals in the only individual race against the clock this year. Then it will be time for the grueling ascent of the Tourmalet — the first of three finishes over 2,000 meters this year — and a final Pyrenean stage totaling more than 39 kilometers of climbing.

Martinez preps for Hall of Fame speech like he did his career By Tim Booth AP Sports Writer

SEATTLE — Edgar Martinez trained for every aspect of his career. As a player, he spent nearly two decades doing daily eye exercises to overcome strabismus, a condition that prevented his eyes from seeing in tandem. Rather than letting that become an excuse that kept him out of baseball, Martinez became arguably the best right-handed hitter of his generation and the prototype for what a designated hitter can be. As a coach, he was a meticulous planner, often one of the first in the clubhouse daily. Before taking swings during batting practice — more than a decade after his last game — Martinez spent a week taking BP. He wasn’t about to be unprepared before putting on a show players and fellow coaches wouldn’t forget. Why should his training and preparation be any different for his first speech as a Hall of Famer? “I think it’s like anything if you want to do it right and do well you have to practice,” Martinez said. “In a way it’s true, it’s like that. You’re preparing for some performance, whether it’s hitting in a game or a speech.”

Martinez will go into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, the first player to spend his entire career with the Seattle Mariners — 18 seasons in all — and find his way into Cooperstown. His numbers are staggering yet often overlooked. Most of his career was spent tucked away in the Pacific Northwest on a team that until the magical 1995 season, when the franchise made its first playoff appearance in dramatic fashion, got little notice on the national stage. Martinez hit .312 with 309 home runs in 2,055 career games with the Mariners. His numbers would be even more impressive if he had broken into the majors earlier. Martinez never played more than 100 games in the majors until he was 27. “Day in and day out, he was prepared,” teammate Ken Griffey Jr. said. “Thirty, 40 years ago a DH was an older guy who was on his way out, but a fan favorite, they wanted to keep him around. Now, it’s guys who can flat hit and get a chance to go out and play every day. “And he made that all possible.” Whether it’s the pride of joining the fraternity of Puerto Rican players or his affection for the only franchise he’s ever been associated with, Martinez is grateful to those who

helped along the way. “A lot of people play a role in my success and just keep it condensed and within 12 minutes. I’m close to having it just right,” Martinez said of his induction speech. Tom Davidson was one of those who helped. “We told him, ‘Give us 10 days and let’s see what you think of it,’” Davidson recalled. Nicknamed the “eye guy” by teammates, Martinez started working with Davidson in the late 1990s. For nearly a decade, Martinez had been doing eye exercises after Dr. Douglas Nikaita diagnosed his eye condition. Davidson’s technique became another step in the eye training. He developed a system using tennis balls traveling at high rates of speed to help strengthen and train the eye for recognizing pitches. The training involved watching the tennis balls, which had small numbers written on them, and trying to focus the eyes to read and recognize the numbers as they buzzed by, sometimes as fast as 150 mph. As Martinez put it, a pitch at 95 mph doesn’t look so fast after seeing tennis balls go flying by at 130 mph or more. “The eyes set the body up to be successful,” Davidson said. “That’s

what Edgar always told me. And the longer you see the ball out of the hand and closest to the bat that you can, gives you all that time to adjust to the ball. That’s what this training was all about.” Martinez hit .305 over his final seven seasons after first working with Davidson. He twice led the league in on-base percentage during that span and had a career-high 145 RBIs in 2000 at age 37. Those swings during the back half of his career may not have been as impressive as what he did one day in Texas just a couple of years ago. Scott Servais had never crossed paths with Martinez until being hired as Seattle’s manager in 2016. Martinez was the hitting coach under the previous regime and remained on staff. Other than knowing Martinez’s reputation as a hitter during the era both played, Servais rarely saw it in action. Until one day in Houston during a session of early batting practice. “We had another 20 minutes or whatever and I said, ‘Edgar you want some?’” Servais recalled. What happened when the man in his mid-50s stepped in? “He threw somebody’s sweaty batting gloves on and grabbed their bat and got in there, and about the

third or fourth swing he’s peppering them off the wall out there and up on the train tracks,” Servais said. “You never forget those types of things.” What Servais may not have known was that Martinez had spent time in the batting cage for about a week, watching pitches and taking a few swings. He wasn’t about to be unprepared. “I did have some practice,” he said. “It’s excitement about it. In a way, a little bit of adrenaline, too. It was fun. It was fun to do it. I’m not ready to do it again.” Griffey is the face of Seattle’s baseball history, but it’s Martinez who is most adored. Spending his entire career with one team, combined with his affable personality, made Martinez a revered figure in the Pacific Northwest. Griffey will forever be the first player to wear a Mariners hat into the Hall of Fame and has a statue in front of T-Mobile Park. But it stands looking toward the intersection of Edgar Martinez Drive and Dave Niehaus Way. “Edgar is Edgar. He doesn’t ask for a lot. He takes pride in everything that he does,” Griffey said. “When you ask him to do something, he wants to be the very best he can be.”


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Ramirez out for 3 games ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch in the area of Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick’s head, and Los Angeles manager Brad Ausmus has been suspended a game and fined. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, announced the penalties Wednesday, a day after Ramirez drilled Marisnick between the shoulder blades with a 1-1 pitch in the sixth inning of the Angels’ 7-2 home victory . Ramirez said he will appeal the suspension. Bench coach Josh Paul will manage the Angels on Wednesday while Ausmus serves his suspension. Ausmus said he thought his suspension was unnecessary but that since MLB thought Ramirez committed an egregious offense that he should be penalized, too.

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“I thought three games for Noe was a little bit steep, but he still has the appeals process to go through,” Ausmus said. Marisnick was playing his first game against Los Angeles since his violent home plate collision with catcher Jonathan Lucroy. Marisnick ran over Lucroy while trying to score in Houston on July 7, leaving Lucroy with a concussion and a broken nose. He’s out for at least three more weeks after having surgery on his broken nose Tuesday. Astros manager AJ Hinch said he expected Torre’s office to step in after Tuesday’s incident. He said he also hopes both teams consider the matter closed. “My reaction is really that it should be over and settled and done with,” he said. “I think we will all be better served letting MLB be MLB and let us play the game on the field and get away from this issue.”

defensive tackle Grady Jarrett to a four-year, $68 million contract. Jones, a second-round draft pick in 2016, was a Pro Bowl selection in 2017, when he had 138 tackles. Jones was placed on injured reserve after suffering a broken right foot in the Falcons’ loss to Philadelphia to open last season. He returned for the final five games and is expected to participate when the team opens training camp next week.

striking out one. Brett Finnel got the win for Anchorage, going seven innings and giving up three runs on four hits while walking four and striking out five. Robert Hamby got the save, going two innings and

yielding a run on two hits while walking one and striking out one. The Bucs outhit the Oilers 11-6. Fein was 2 for 3, while Vasquez, Skyler Messinger and Drew Thorpe also had hits. Isaac Barrera also had a big game for the Bucs from his leadoff spot, going 3 for 4 with two runs and an RBI.

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Goldschmidt hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning and St. Louis rallied to deal Pittsburgh its fifth loss in six games.

BREWERS 5, BRAVES 4 MILWAUKEE — Josh Hader struck out Ozzie Albies with two outs and the tying run on third in

CUBS 5, REDS 2 CHICAGO — Yu Darvish tossed six innings of twohit, shutout ball to finally earn his first win at Wrigley Field in Chicago’s win over Cincinnati.

INDIANS 7, TIGERS 2 CLEVELAND — Mike Clevinger matched his career high with 12

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Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games Chicago 77, Atlanta 76 Phoenix 69, Dallas 64 Seattle 90, Minnesota 79 Thursday’s Games Dallas at Los Angeles, 11:30 a.m. ADT

Soccer MLS Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Philadelphia 10 6 6 36 39 32 Atlanta 10 8 3 33 33 25 D.C. United 8 5 8 32 27 23 New York 9 8 4 31 36 31 Montreal 9 10 3 30 26 36 Toronto FC 8 8 5 29 35 34 New York City FC 7 3 8 29 31 22 New England 7 8 6 27 28 38 Orlando City 7 9 4 25 28 27 Chicago 5 9 8 23 34 33 Columbus 5 14 3 18 19 33 Cincinnati 5 13 2 17 20 45 WESTERN CONFERENCE Los Angeles FC 14 2 4 46 53 17 Seattle 10 5 5 35 31 26 LA Galaxy 11 8 1 34 27 25 Minnesota United 10 7 3 33 37 29 San Jose 9 7 4 31 33 31 Real Salt Lake 9 9 2 29 29 29 FC Dallas 8 8 5 29 29 26 Houston 8 9 3 27 29 33 Sporting Kansas City 6 7 7 25 32 34 Portland 7 8 3 24 28 30 Colorado 5 10 5 20 31 40 Vancouver 4 10 8 20 22 38 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Wednesday, July 17 Atlanta 5, Houston 0 New England 4, Vancouver 0 Columbus 2, Chicago 2, tie Toronto FC 3, New York 1 Thursday, July 18 D.C. United at Cincinnati, 4 p.m. Orlando City at Portland, 6 p.m.

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Wednesday’s Games Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, ppd. N.Y. Mets 14, Minnesota 4 Oakland 10, Seattle 2 Baltimore 9, Washington 2 Boston 5, Toronto 4 Cleveland 7, Detroit 2 Arizona 19, Texas 4 Kansas City 7, Chicago White Sox 5 Houston 11, L.A. Angels 2 Thursday’s Games Toronto (Pannone 2-3) at Boston (Sale 3-9), 9:05 a.m. Chicago White Sox (Detwiler 1-0) at Kansas City

strikeouts in six innings, Oscar Mercado drove in two runs and Cleveland beat Detroit.

RED SOX 5, BLUE JAYS 4 BOSTON — Rafael Devers hit a solo homer and drove in four runs, Eduardo Rodríguez pitched effectively into the seventh inning and Boston sent Toronto’s Aaron Sanchez to his 13th straight loss.

DIAMONDBACKS 19, RANGERS 4 ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Eduardo Escobar homered twice and the Arizona tied a franchise record for a nineinning game with 21 hits while thumping Texas.

ORIOLES 9, NATIONALS 2 BALTIMORE — Trey Mancini hit two home runs and Baltimore pummeled Washington’s ineffective bullpen to earn a split in the twogame interleague series.

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Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Mets 14, Minnesota 4 St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 5 Milwaukee 5, Atlanta 4 Chicago Cubs 5, Cincinnati 2 San Francisco 11, Colorado 8 Baltimore 9, Washington 2 L.A. Dodgers 7, Philadelphia 2 San Diego 3, Miami 2 Arizona 19, Texas 4 Thursday’s Games San Diego (Lamet 0-2) at Miami (Smith 5-4), 8:10 a.m. L.A. Dodgers (Stripling 4-3) at Philadelphia (Nola 8-2), 8:35 a.m. St. Louis (Hudson 8-4) at Cincinnati (Roark 5-6), 3:10 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 11-4) at Atlanta (Teheran 5-6), 3:20 p.m. Milwaukee (Davies 7-2) at Arizona (Kelly 7-9), 5:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 7-4) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 5-7), 5:45 p.m.

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J.Vargas, Familia (7), Mazza (8) and Ramos; M.Perez, May (7), Magill (8), Adrianza (9) and Garver. W_J.Vargas 4-5. L_May 3-3. HRs_New York, Smith (9), Rosario (10), Alonso (31). Minnesota, Cruz (18), Garver (15). Orioles 9, Nationals 2 Washington Baltimore

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E.Swanson, Milone (3), Gearrin (7), Festa (8) and T.Murphy; Bailey, Petit (7), Soria (8), Treinen (9) and Phegley. W_Bailey 8-6. L_Milone 1-4. HRs_ Oakland, Pinder (8), Canha 2 (15), Profar 2 (13), Laureano (19).

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Turnbull, Ramirez (7), Jimenez (8), Reininger (8) and Hicks; Clevinger, Cimber (7), O.Perez (7), Wittgren (8) and R.Perez. W_Clevinger 3-2. L_Turnbull 3-9. Sv_Wittgren (2). HRs_Detroit, Castellanos (10). Cleveland, Lindor (15). Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 4 Toronto Boston

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Sanchez, Kingham (6), Giles (8) and Maile, Jansen; Rodriguez, Barnes (7), Taylor (8), Workman (8) and Vazquez. W_Rodriguez 11-4. L_Sanchez 3-14. Sv_Workman (5). HRs_Toronto, Hernandez 2 (11), Gurriel Jr. (17). Boston, Devers (18). Royals 7, White Sox 5 Chicago Kansas City

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Nova, J.Fry (5), Herrera (7), Colome (8) and J.McCann; Duffy, Barlow (7), Diekman (8), W.Peralta (9), Kennedy (9) and Viloria. W_Duffy 4-5. L_Nova 4-9. Sv_Kennedy (15). HRs_Chicago, Goins (1), Reed (1). Astros 11, Angels 2 Houston Los Angeles

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Cole, J.Smith (8), Pressly (9) and Chirinos; Pena, Bard (5), L.Garcia (8) and Garneau. W_Cole 10-5. L_Pena 7-3. HRs_Houston, Springer (21), Brantley (13). Los Angeles, Garneau (1). Mets 14, Twins 4 New York Minnesota

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ROYALS 7, WHITE SOX 5 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Danny Duffy pitched a strong six innings and ended a ninestart winless skid, and Jorge Soler and Nicky Lopez hit back-to-back RBI singles twice as Kansas City beat Chicago. Duffy (4-5) scattered six hits and struck out five in sending Chicago to its season-worst sixth straight loss.

ASTROS 11, ANGELS 2 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Gerrit Cole struck out 11 over seven innings, Jake Marisnick had three hits amid a chorus of

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Fedde, Suero (7), Sipp (7), Ja.Guerra (7), Grace (8) and Gomes; Brooks, Ynoa (3), P.Fry (8), Givens (8) and Sisco. W_Ynoa 1-6. L_Suero 2-5. Sv_Givens (8). HRs_Baltimore, Mancini 2 (19). Diamondbacks 19, Rangers 4 Arizona Texas

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Ray, Andriese (7), Godley (8) and C.Kelly; Chavez, Sampson (1), Valdez (3), Bird (5), Guerrieri (6), Federowicz (9) and Federowicz, Mathis. W_Ray 8-6. L_Chavez 3-5. HRs_Arizona, Escobar 2 (21), Cron (5), Dyson (6), Kelly (11). Texas, Forsythe (5), Santana 2 (13). Cardinals 6, Pirates 5 Pittsburgh St. Louis

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Archer, Liriano (7), Feliz (7), Crick (8) and Stallings; Ponce de Leon, Leone (4), Shreve (5), Brebbia (6), A.Miller (8), C.Martinez (9) and Knizner. W_ Brebbia 3-3. L_Liriano 4-2. Sv_C.Martinez (6). HRs_Pittsburgh, Marte (16). St. Louis, O’Neill (5), Goldschmidt (18). Brewers 5, Braves 4 Atlanta Milwaukee

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Keuchel, Sobotka (6), Tomlin (7) and B.McCann; C.Anderson, F.Peralta (6), Ju.Guerra (8), Hader (9) and Pina. W_C.Anderson 5-2. L_Keuchel 3-3. Sv_Hader (21). HRs_Atlanta, Donaldson (22). Milwaukee, Yelich (34), Pina (5). Cubs 5, Reds 2 Cincinnati Chicago

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S.Gray, Hernandez (7), Bowman (7), Lorenzen (8) and Graterol; Darvish, Ryan (7), Kintzler (8), Kimbrel (9) and Caratini. W_Darvish 3-4. L_S.Gray 5-6. Sv_Kimbrel (4). HRs_Chicago, Russell (6), Bryant (20).

Athletics 10, Mariners 2 Seattle Oakland

Indians 7, Tigers 2

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Falcons ink Jones to $57 million deal ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a four-year, $57 million contract extension with linebacker Deion Jones. The new deal, which includes $34 million in guaranteed salary, was announced by the team on Wednesday. The contract carries through the 2023 season. Jones’ deal is the latest major financial commitment to the defense. On Monday, the Falcons signed

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Giants 11, Rockies 8 San Francisco Colorado

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S.Anderson, Holland (5), Moronta (7), Suarez (8), Melancon (9) and Vogt; J.Gray, Shaw (6), Estevez (7), Bettis (8), McGee (8) and Wolters. W_Holland 2-4. L_J.Gray 9-7. Sv_Melancon (1). HRs_San Francisco, Vogt (4), Solano (2). Colorado, McMahon (9), Story (22). Padres 3, Marlins 2 San Diego Miami

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Paddack, Stammen (8), Yates (9) and Hedges; Richards, Quijada (6), J.Garcia (7), Chen (8), Romo (9) and Holaday, Alfaro. W_Paddack 6-4. L_Richards 3-11. Sv_Yates (31). HRs_San Diego, Hedges (7). Miami, Castro (7). Dodgers 7, Phillies 2 Los Angeles Philadelphia

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Maeda, Sadler (3), Urias (3), P.Baez (6), J.Kelly (8), Floro (9) and Ru.Martin; Pivetta, Hammer (3), Alvarez (5), E.Garcia (6), Nicasio (7), A.Davis (8) and Knapp, Realmuto. W_P.Baez 4-2. L_Nicasio 1-3. HRs_Los Angeles, Freese (9), Turner (12).

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BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB — Suspended Philadelphia RHP Héctor Neris three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing a pitch in the area of the head of David Freese of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a July 16 game. Suspended LA Angels RHP Noé Ramirez for three-games and an undisclosed fine for throwing a pitch in the area of the head of Jake Marisnick of the Houston Astros during a July 16 game. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Sent RHP Nate Karns to Bowie (EL) for a rehab assignment. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Placed OF Eloy Jiménez on the 10-day IL. Assigned RHP Juan Minaya outright to Charlotte (IL). Selected the contract of INF Ryan Goins from Charlotte. DETROIT TIGERS — Optioned LHP Ryan Carpenter to Toledo (IL). Recalled RHP Zac Reininger

boos and Houston beat Los Angeles. Marisnick has drawn the ire of Angels’ fans this series after he ran over catcher Jonathan Lucroy in a home-plate collision July 7 in Houston. Marisnick, who grew up in nearby Riverside, is 5 for 7 in the past two games. Cole (10-5) pitched onerun ball and extended his major league strikeout lead with his 11th doubledigit strikeout game in 21 starts.

DODGERS 7, PHILLIES 2 PHILADELPHIA — Six Dodgers pitchers combined

from Toledo. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Recalled C Meibrys Viloria from Northwest Arkansas (TL). Placed SS Adalberto Mondesi on the 10-day IL. Activated LHP Mike Montgomery. Optioned RHP Jake Newberry. Traded OF Terrance Gore to the N.Y. Yankees for cash. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned C Anthony Bemboom and 1B Justin Bour to Salt Lake (PCL). Transferred 3B Zack Cozart to the 60-day IL. Recalled RHP Luke Bard from Salt Lake. MINNESOTA TWINS — Designated RHP Mike Morin for assignment. Placed OF Byron Buxton on the 7-day IL. NEW YORK YANKEES — Assigned OF Terrance Gore to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). SEATTLE MARINERS — Assigned OF Mac Williamson outright to Tacoma (PCL). TAMPA BAY RAYS — Optioned OF Guillermo Heredia to Durham (IL). Recalled LHP Jalen Beeks from Durham. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Signed OF Max Murphy to a minor league contract. ATLANTA BRAVES — Placed LHP Max Fried on the 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Bryse Wilson from Gwinnett (IL). Sent RHP Kevin Gausman to Gwinnett for a rehab assignment. CINCINNATI REDS — Placed RHP Raisel Iglesias on paternity leave. Selected the contract of C Juan Graterol from Louisville (IL). COLORADO ROCKIES — Optioned RHP Jesus Tinoco to Albuquerque (PCL). Reinstated LHP Harrison Musgrave from the 60-day IL and optioned him to Albuquerque. Transferred INF Brendan Rodgers to the 60-day IL. NEW YORK METS — Traded RHP Wilmer Font to Toronto for cash. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Optioned RHP Yacksel Rios to Lehigh Valley (IL). Placed RHP Edubray Ramos and OF Jay Bruce on the 10-day IL. Reinstated RHP Juan Nicasio from the 10-day IL. Recalled LHP Austin Davis and OF Nick Williams from Lehigh Valley. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Sent SS Erik Gonzalez to Indianapolis (IL) for a rehab assignment. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Optioned LHP Robbie Erlin to El Paso (PCL). Reinstated LHP Eric Lauer from the bereavement leave list. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Optioned RHP Ray Black to Sacramento (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Optioned INF Adrián Sanchez to Harrisburg (EL). Recalled RHP Erick Fedde from Harrisburg. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association BOSTON CELTICS — Signed C Enes Kanter. Resigned F Daniel Theis and G Brad Wanamaker. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS — Released OL Desmond Harrison. Agreed to terms with DB Jalen Thompson on a four-year contract. ATLANTA FALCONS — Agreed to terms with LB Deion Jones on a four-year contract extension. DENVER BRONCOS — Waived WR Aaron Burbridge. DETROIT RED WINGS — Re-signed D Joe Hicketts to a two-year contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League COLORADO AVALANCHE — Signed F J.T. Compher to a four-year contract. DETROIT RED WINGS — Re-signed D Joe Hicketts to a two-year contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Re-signed D Dominik Masin to a one-year, two-way contract. OLYMPIC SPORTS USADA — Announced American weightlifter Joe Sacklow accepted a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation after testing positive for multiple prohibited substances. SOCCER Major League Soccer ATLANTA UNITED — Placed M/D Gordon Wild on waivers. CHICAGO FIRE — Traded M Mo Adams to Atlanta for general allocation money. PHILADELPHIA UNION — Signed M Cole Turner to a pre-contract, which will take effect on January 1. USL Championship USLC — Suspended Charlotte D Joel Johnson, Atlanta United 2 F Luiz Fernando and Real Monarchs SLC F Douglas Martinez one game. COLLEGE COLGATE — Named Jessica Deitrick women’s rowing coach. IOWA STATE — Named Joel Lanning defensive quality control assistant and Kyle Kempt offensive quality control assistant. N.C. CENTRAL — Named Thomas Carr and Brian Graves assistant men’s basketball coaches, Garrett Bridges director of men’s basketball operations and Michelle McLeod men’s basketball operations assistant. NORTHWESTERN — Named Bryant McIntosh assistant director of men’s basketball operations. SYRACUSE — Named Morganne Longoria director of volleyball operations.

on a two-hitter spanning a 2 hour, 37 minute rain delay, and Los Angeles completed a win over Philadelphia early Thursday morning. David Freese and Justin Turner homered, and A.J. Pollock and Kiké Hernandez also drove in runs for the NL-West leading Dodgers, who improved their MLBbest record to 64-34 while remaining 14 games in front of Arizona. The Phillies didn’t register a hit until Scott Kingery’s bloop single to center in the sixth. Adam Haseley singled with one out in the ninth. Pedro Baez (4-2) pitched 1 2/3 innings and picked up the win.

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 18, the 199th day of 2019. There are 166 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 18, 1969, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., left a party on Chappaquiddick (chap-uh-KWIH’-dihk) Island near Martha’s Vineyard with Mary Jo Kopechne (koh-PEHK’-nee), 28; some time later, Kennedy’s car went off a bridge into the water. Kennedy was able to escape, but Kopechne drowned. On this date: In A.D. 64, the Great Fire of Rome began, consuming most of the city for about a week. (Some blamed the fire on Emperor Nero, who in turn blamed Christians.) In 1863, during the Civil War, Union troops spearheaded by the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, made up of black soldiers, charged Confederate-held Fort Wagner on Morris Island, S.C. The Confederates were able to repel the Northerners, who suffered heavy losses; the 54th’s commander, Col. Robert Gould Shaw, was among those who were killed. In 1918, South African anti-apartheid leader and president Nelson Mandela was born in the village of Mvezo. In 1940, the Democratic National Convention at Chicago Stadium nominated President Franklin D. Roosevelt (who was monitoring the proceedings at the White House) for an unprecedented third term in office; earlier in the day, Eleanor Roosevelt spokeCurious? to the convention, becoming the first presidential spouse to address such a gathering. In 1944, Hideki Tojo was removed as Japanese premier and war minister because of setbacks suffered by his country in World War II. American forces in France captured the Normandy town of St. Lo. Learn your harbor’s In 1947,about President Harry local S. Truman signed a Presidential Succession Act which placed the speaker of the House and the Senateand president proyou tempore nexthelp in the at line of succession after the vice president. efforts how can In 1984, gunman James Huberty opened fire at a McDonald’s in San Ysidro (ee-SEE’-droh), California, killing 21 peoalaskacleanharbors.org ple before being shot dead by police. Walter F. Mondale won the Democratic presidential nomination in San Francisco. In 1986, the world got its first look at the wreckage of the RMS Titanic resting on the ocean floor as videotape of the British luxury liner, which sank in 1912, was released by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. In 1989, actress Rebecca Schaeffer, 21, was shot to death at her Los Angeles home by obsessed fan Robert Bardo, who was later sentenced to life in prison. 1990, Dr. Karl the dominant figure in American psychiatry for six decades, died in Topeka, Kansas, four Put Inwaste in Menninger, its place days short of his 97th birthday. In 1994, a bomb hidden in a van destroyed a Jewish cultural center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, killing 85. Tutsi rebels declared an end to Rwanda’s 14-week-old civil war. In 2013, once the very symbol of American industrial might, Detroit became the biggest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy, don’t dump itsPump, finances ravaged and its neighborhoods hollowed out by a long, slow decline in population and auto manufacturing. Ten years ago: The Taliban posted a video of an American soldier who’d gone missing June 30, 2009 from his base in eastern Afghanistan and was later confirmed to have been captured; in the recording, the soldier (later identified as Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl) said he was “scared I won’t be able to go home.” (Bergdahl was released in 2014; he was later given a dishonorable discharge fined $1,000 on charges of desertion and misbehavior.) Scoop theandpoop Five years ago: The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting a day after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 with the loss of all 298 people on board, demanding that pro-Russia rebels who controlled the eastern Ukraine crash site give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators. The Obama administration announced it was reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration. One year ago: The 12 Thai youth soccer teammates and their coach who were trapped in a flooded cave for more than two weeks were released from the hospital. FBI Director Christopher Wray said Russia was continuing to use fake news, propaganda and covert operations to sow discord in the United States. European regulators fined Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that use the company’s Android operating system to install Google’s search and browser apps. California’s Supreme Court decided that a measure to divide the state into three parts would not appear on the November ballot. California’s Highway 1 near big Sur reopened, 14 months after it was blocked by a massive landslide. Today’s Birthdays: Skating champion and commentator Dick Button is 90. Olympic gold medal figure skater Tenley This project has been funded in part by the Department of Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Albright isof84. Movie director Verhoeven is 81. Musician Brian Auger is 80. Singer Dion DiMucci is 80. Actor James Service, Department Fish and Game, Clean Vessel Act Paul under assistance agreement number F15AP01007 to the Department of Environmental Conservation through the AlaskaTorre Clean Water Brolin is 79. Baseball Hall of Famer Joe is Actions 79. Singer Martha Reeves is 78. Pop-rock musician Wally Bryson (The Raspberries) is 70. Country-rock singer Craig Fuller (Pure Prairie League) is 70. Business mogul Richard Branson is 69. Actress Margo Martindale is 68. Singer Ricky Skaggs is 65. Actress Audrey Landers is 63. World Golf Hall of Famer Nick Faldo is 62. Rock musician Nigel Twist (The Alarm) is 61. Actress Anne-Marie Johnson is 59. Actress Elizabeth McGovern is 58. Rock musician John Hermann (Widespread Panic) is 57. Rock musician Jack Irons is 57. Talk show host-actress Wendy Williams is 55. Actor Vin Diesel is 52. Actor Grant Bowler is 51. Retired NBA All-Star Penny Hardaway is 48. Bluegrass musician Jesse Brock (The Gibson Brothers) is 47. Alt-country singer Elizabeth Cook is 47. Actor Eddie Matos is 47. Dance music singer-songwriter M.I.A. is 44. Rock musician Daron Malakian (System of a Down; Scars on Broadway) is 44. Actress Elsa Pataky (“The Fast and the Furious” films) is 43. Rock musician Tony Fagenson (formerly with Eve 6) is 41. Movie director Jared Hess is 40. Actor Jason Weaver is 40. Actress Kristen Bell is 39. Actor Michiel Huisman (MIHK’-heel HOWS’-man) is 38. Rock singer Ryan Cabrera is 37. Actress Priyanka Chopra is 37. Christian-rock musician Aaron Gillespie (Underoath) is 36. Actor Chace Crawford is 34. Actor James Norton is 34. Musician Paul Kowert (Punch Brothers) is 33. Actor Travis Milne is 33. Bluegrass musician Joe Dean Jr. (formerly with Dailey & Vincent) is 30. Thought for Today: “Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries! what worthy man does not keep those in mind?” -- William Makepeace Thackeray, English author (born this date in 1811, died 1863).


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Artist seeks ‘a sense of the past and the present’

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This painting of a Homer boat, “Altair,” is part of Antoinette Walker ‘s exhibit of encaustic paintings in her July show at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer.

By Michael Armstrong Homer News

On a warm, sunny day earlier this month for First Friday at Bunnell Street Arts Center, a soft odor permeated the gallery for the opening of Antoinette Walker’s show of encaustic paintings. Like perfume warmed by skin, Walker’s paintings gave off a pleasant smell hinting of the media’s origins: beeswax, tree resin called damar, and pigment. The scent added a sensory element to the showing of twodimensional work. Walker’s exhibit continues through the end of this month at Bunnell, paired with the embroidered thread vessels of Beth Blankenship. In encaustic painting, artists melt a media of beeswax and damar to about 220 degrees Fahrenheit. An encaustic artist’s palette is a hot griddle — some artists use old electric frying pans — where clear encaustic media gets mixed with pigments.

At her artist’s talk for First Friday on July 5, Walker said she first saw encaustic paintings in Oaxaca, Mexico. “It had such translucency and depth,” she said. “I didn’t know what it was.” Walker ordered a start-up kit, started painting “and didn’t know what the hell I was doing,” she said. “I took a three-day workshop in San Francisco, learned the basics, and I’ve been working in encaustics ever since.” Encaustic artists usually paint on a rigid surface like plywood. For abstract work, encaustics can be liberating because it’s hard to control. The media has to be kept hot to work with, but then it also becomes fluid and can run or splatter. It’s one of those techniques that looks easy and then becomes challenging when the artist tries to assert command of her media. Walker shows fine control in her work, often painting realistic subjects. Whether of boats, cannery shacks or landscapes,

her art exhibits an attention to detail and a solid understanding of color. One ocean scene of sailboats, “Fair Winds,” evokes the power of sea and sky seen in Winslow Homer’s maritime paintings combined with the luminosity of Van Gogh’s landscapes. A longtime Kodiak resident, Walker also is a commercial fisherman. “I express my creativity and experience through coastal marine themes that capture the wild beauty of my home,” she writes in her artist’s statement. “The inspiration for these paintings is an image of time-worn canneries, setnet sites and fishermen working their gear as I travel the ocean towards our fishing grounds in Bristol Bay.” In creating her encaustic paintings, Walker demonstrates an encaustic technique that literally gives it depth. “When you’re painting, your surface is laid down,” she said. “You paint and can embed pieces of paper, which I do a lot of, and then you fuse it with a torch or a

Antoinette Walker poses by one of her encaustic paintings, “Diamond #7,” at the First Friday opening of her exhibit on July 5 at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer.

heat gun, and you just layer it up. That’s the way I work.” Many of Walker’s paintings include scraps of text, such as shingles of roofs. One painting, “Life on the Pier VI,” is more sculpture, done on a log cut in half. It includes scraps of metal and barnacles built up out of wax. Another painting of a Bristol Bay double-ender boat includes a nail found near the actual boat that inspired the painting. One work has a piece of metal found on the beach. “I do that a lot — a lot of beach found objects on my pieces,” Walker said. One painting, “Red Curtains,” features a gray, weather worn shack with a splash of a curtain in a window, a painting inspired by a cabin in Naknek. “I was drawn to it for the lines, and they way they attach to the roof that was blowing off,” Walker said. “…And then the curtains, the red billowing curtain and the invitation to go inside.” One of her paintings is of an old

Homer wooden boat, Altair, seen now on the Homer Spit. “I think the lines on it are beautiful when it was in the water,” Walker said. “It has peeling paint. I am drawn to peeling paint when it’s not on my house and rusty metal as long as it’s not on my car.” The ethereal quality of encaustic media reflects the theme of Walker’s paintings. While some subjects might be of old boats and buildings from history, others are of cabins still used and well loved. “What I aspire to do is give it a time worn appearance, to give you a sense of the past and the present,” Walker said of her paintings. In her introduction of Walker at the First Friday talk, Bunnell Street Arts Center Artistic Director Asia Freeman praised Walker’s paintings. “Your work just resonates in this community and to many of our visitors. You capture something really specially and powerfully,” she said. Reach Michael Armstrong at marmstrong@homernews.com.

Harder to feel the love for latest ‘Lion King’ By Jake Coyle Associated Press

Life moves in a circle, “The Lion King” tells us, and, increasingly, so does studio moviemaking. Close on the heels of “liveaction” remakes of “Aladdin” and “Dumbo” and on the precipice of a reborn “The Little Mermaid,” “The Lion King” is back, too. Round and round we go. Cue Savannah sunrise. Cue “Naaaants ingonyama bagithi baba!” The remakes have themselves been a mixed bag offering some combination of modern visual effects, fresh casting and narrative tweaks to catch up more dated material to the times. Don’t count on a new “Song of the South,” but much of the Disney library will soon have been outfitted with digital clothes for the Internet era. It’s easy to greet these remakes both cynically and a little eagerly. In the case of “The Lion King,” the songs are still good, the Shakespearean story still solid. And, well, Beyonce’s in it. And yet Jon Favreau’s “The Lion King,” so abundant with realistic simulations of the natural world, is curiously lifeless. The most significant overhaul to an otherwise slavishly similar retread is the digital animation rendering of everything, turning the film’s African

grasslands and its animal inhabitants into a photo-realistic menagerie. The Disney worlds of cartoon and nature documentary have finally merged. It’s an impressive leap in visual effects, which included Favreau, cinematographer Caleb Descehanel and VFX chief Rob Legato making use of virtual-reality environments. Some of the computergenerated makeovers are beautiful. Mufasa, the lion king voiced again by James Earl Jones, is wondrously regal, and his mane might be the most majestic blonde locks since Robert Redford. And the grass stalks of the pride lands shimmer in the African sunlight. But it’s a hollow victory. By turning the elastic, dynamic handdrawn creations of Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff’s 1994 original into realistic-looking animals, “The Lion King” has greatly narrowed its spectrum of available expressions. Largely lost are the kinds of characterization that can flow from voice actor to animation. (Think of how closely fused Tom Hanks is with Woody in the “Toy Story” movies.) Here, most of the starry voice actors (including Donald Glover as the grown-up lion prince Simba, Beyonce as the older lioness Nala and Chiwetel Ejiofor as the villainous Scar) feel remote from their characters. And, in many cases, so

“The Lion King”HH The Walt Disney Co. release is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America for sequences of violence and peril, and some thematic elements. Running time: 118 minutes. Two stars out of four.

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This image released by Disney shows characters, from left, Zazu and young Simba in a scene from “The Lion King.”

do we. It’s worth asking: Just how real do we need our talking animals? Do we need the feathered majordomo Zazu (voiced by John Oliver) to look enough like a red-billed hornbill to win the approval of avid birders? “The Lion King” may well be a pivotal stepping stone toward CGI splendors to come, but for now, it feels like realism has been substituted for enchantment. That doesn’t stop an army of top craft professionals and an enviable voice cast from doing their best to inject some vitality into “The Lion King.” The familiar songs by

Elton John and Tim Rice are back, along with a new tune by Rice and Beyonce, though this time, the score by Hans Zimmer, with Lebo M., feels more airy and buoyant. Yet the degree to which this “Lion King” mimics the first is disappointing. (Jeff Nathanson gets a solo writing credit but scene-toscene the film hues extremely close to the original.) There’s a sound case to be made that the tale, which has been running on Broadway for more than 20 years, needs little revision. But the few deviations taken by the filmmakers make you want

more. The role of Nala has rightfully been elevated and toughened. The most rope for riffing has been extended to the new Timon and Pumba: Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen. Taking over for Nathan Lane’s meerkat and Ernie Sabella’s warthog, Eichner and Rogen make their own shtick together and they, more than anyone else, give “The Lion King” a breath of fresh air, even as they make plenty of fart jokes. Yet that’s hardly enough to warrant a bland, unimaginative rehash like this, let alone merit Beyonce’s imperial presence. Instead, “The Lion King” is missing something. A purpose, maybe, and a heart. The life expectancy of Disney classics has begun to feel more like a hamster wheel than a circle of life, and it’s getting harder and harder to feel the love.

Author shifts pop culture-obsessions to fiction in ‘Raised in Captivity’ By Chris Barton Los Angeles Times

“He wasn’t trying to be a jackass,” begins one story in Chuck Klosterman’s “Raised in Captivity,” which marks the first short fiction collection by the pop culture critic. “He was trying to make conversation.” There may be no tidier way to summarize the often contrarian, pop culture-obsessed and aweinspiringly granular writing of this longtime essayist — and Klosterman admits as much in the brief piece “Just Asking Questions.” In it, one Klosterman-esque character (known only as “jackass”) interrogates the other about describing an ex’s infidelity with “his best friend” and questions whether the phrase is true or a trick of managing a painful memory given the scenario is something of a cliche. In building a case for his argument, jackass annoys his friend and — depending on whether you’re intrigued by these sorts of thought experiments — maybe the reader as well. Klosterman’s curiosities aren’t for everyone. But this is the kind of strange, sharply detailed and often slyly funny examination of cultural

behavior and norms he does unlike anyone else. Whether through books delving into his Midwestern youth and love for ’80s hair metal (“Fargo Rock City”), personal relationships (“Killing Yourself To Live: 85% of a True Story”) or conventional wisdom (“But What If We’re Wrong? Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past”), there is no subject too ephemeral or superficial to pull at from all angles. Little wonder Klosterman briefly wrote the New York Times Magazine advice column “The Ethicist,” where he examined moral quandaries with a jeweler’s eye and an eagerness to explore contradictions. Also writing for outlets such as Spin, GQ and ESPN’s short-lived sports-centric spinoff Grantland, Klosterman has tried his hand at fiction but with mixed results. The 2008 novel “Downtown Owl” was an affectionately drawn if at times downcast trip back to the ’80s North Dakota of Klosterman’s past, while 2011’s “The Visible Man” felt more superficial, like an overwrought distillation of his fascination with ethical questions constructed around a character’s ability to become invisible.

“Raised in Captivity” can display both of those qualities, though to be fair it’s hard to feel like a conventional fiction experience is really what Klosterman is after. With most stories rising out of an unexpected situation or the consideration of a single question or idea over the span of just a few pages, the book’s scattershot style earns its front cover label as “fictional nonfiction.” For instance, what would happen if a high school football coach pursued victory by running only one play, one designed to exploit the game’s rules and probabilities? “Execute Again” views such a monomaniacal pursuit through the eyes of one of the coach’s players, and Klosterman revels in imagining both the sort of person who commits to that idea and the subsequent fallout with a sports obsessive’s eye and dark humor. Or what if a medical implant allowed fathers-to-be to experience the pain of labor? “Pain Is a Concept by Which We Measure Our God” explores the idea to its logical conclusion, and Klosterman knows this sort of speculative fiction maybe sounds a little like “Black Mirror.” (“I saw this British TV show on Netflix,” a character begins

before his doctor interrupts. “It’s not like that,” he says.) With that kind of playful selfawareness, it’s hard to begrudge the bite-size ideas explored here, especially peppered with Klosterman’s sharp wit and deep-cut descriptions that will be exceptionally vivid to some but useless to those not already in his tribe. “He was unshaven and a bit slovenly, but not to the level of Aqualung,” Klosterman writes in “Never Look at Your Phone,” and while knowledge of Jethro Tull isn’t required for “Raised in Captivity,” it will round parts into higher definition. Klosterman’s interrogative nature sometimes means these stories yield little more than premises for wry jokes while others unfortunately feel cut off too soon. “The Secret” imagines a government agency in some undefined, increasingly unsettled future where the odds behind flipping a coin are slowly shifting, and “If Something Is Free the Product Is You” looks at a prisoner’s reflection on the value of a screwdriver with a well-drawn weariness. “If one story is enough, three stories are redundant. It doesn’t matter how well those stories are told,” he writes. “Details

create contradiction and adjectives become anchors.” But just as the character has rounded into focus, Klosterman is ready to move on to the next idea. A few stories delve into social satire, most effectively in the snapshot of a grim future consumed by “deep fake” videos in “Reality Apathy” and in “The Enemy Within,” which reimagines the internet’s “cancel culture” as a physical presence with a sort of police force that reveals the false “wokeness” of a woman’s boyfriend. What begins as an easy joke about a veterinarian’s exposure to rabies in “Reasonable Apprehension” builds to a surprisingly effective indictment of the power imbalance between the sexes. But mostly, Klosterman’s far less interested in resolutions than examining the conflict. Consider these stories the products of the kind of conversations that can come up between old friends as the hours grow late. Some are rich enough to reward further exploration, while others trail off, but all are pleasant enough to have around. This friend just enjoys the push and pull of arguments, whether based in reality or not. And he doesn’t care if he can sound like a jackass.


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‘Thrones’ reigns with record 32 Emmy nominations By Lynn Elber Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — HBO’s “Game of Thrones” slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap. The bloodthirsty saga’s total eclipsed the all-time series record of 27 nods earned by “NYPD Blue” in 1994. If “Game of Thrones” successfully defends it best drama series title and claims a fourth trophy, it will join the quartet of mosthonored dramas that includes “Hill Street Blues,” ”L.A. Law,” ”The West Wing” and “Mad Men.” The Emmy voters’ acclaim stands in sharp contrast to fan reaction to the show’s last hurrah, which included howls of laughter for a to-go coffee cup inadvertently included in one scene and a finale that detractors called unsatisfying. But the show’s ratings never faltered for the series based on George R.R. Martin’s novels, setting new highs for HBO. A wealth of recognition for the cast and guest stars , including the show’s only previous winner, Peter Dinklage with three awards, helped “Game of Thrones” add to its already record haul of nominations, now at 161 total. Series star Emilia Clarke’s decision to seek a best actress nomination after a series of supporting actress bids paid off. She’s competing in a category that’s notable for its diversity, including past winner Viola Davis for “How to Get Away with Murder” and repeat nominee Sandra Oh for “Killing Eve,” who has another chance to become the first actress of Asian descent to win the trophy. She lost last year to Claire Foy for Netflix’s “The Crown.” Two actors of color, Billy Porter

Emilia Clarke (left) and Kit Harington are shown in a scene from the final episode of “Game of Thrones.”

for “Pose” and previous winner Sterling K. Brown for “This Is Us,” earned drama series nods. The rest of the drama series field includes “Better Call Saul,” ”Bodyguard,” ”Killing Eve,” ”Ozark,” ”Pose,” ”Succession” and, as the only network entry, “This is Us.” Mandy Moore, who plays the NBC drama’s matriarch, earned her first best actress nod, with fellow cast member Chris Sullivan earning his first nod, for supporting actor. Last year’s best comedy series, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” led the comedy pack with 20 bids, including for its star and defending champion Rachel Brosnahan. “I’m at the dog park this morning with my fur children and started getting a lot of texts and phone calls all at once. I’m so excited to learn that the ‘Maisel’ family has been invited back to the party. This category is ridiculous. I can’t believe I get to be a part of anything with these amazing women,” Brosnahan told The Associated Press .

She’ll vie with Emmy recordholder Julia Louis-Dreyfus of “Veep,” who didn’t compete in last year’s awards because her breast cancer treatment delayed production of the political satire. Louis-Dreyfus, who with Cloris Leachman shares the record for most Emmys won by a performer, eight, has a shot at solo glory if she wins again. The final season of “Veep” received nine nominations, including a best supporting actress bid for Anna Chlumsky. “I’m feeling really jazzed. It might be the coffee I just had. But this feels so much sweeter because it’s the last time around for this show,” she said. There was no warm and fuzzy goodbye for “The Big Bang Theory,” the long-running sitcom that failed to capture a best comedy nod or any for its actors. The show has company in other hit sitcoms of the past: Neither “Friends” nor “Frasier” were nominated for best series for their

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final year, both in 2004. TV academy members’ outwith-the-old approach created openings for a number of buzzy comedy newcomers and their stars and creators, including Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s “Fleabag” and Natasha Lyonne’s “Russian Doll.” Other best comedy contenders include “Barry,” which won acting trophies last year for Bill Hader and Henry Winkler, and sole network entry “The Good Place.” A surprising entry : the quirky “Schitt’s Creek,” which received its first best comedy series nomination for its penultimate season and bids for stars Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara. Other top nominees include the nuclear disaster miniseries “Chernobyl” with 19 nominations and “Saturday Night Live,” which drew on Robert De Niro’s talents to play Robert Mueller last season, with 18. “When They See Us,” the miniseries that dramatized the Central Park Five case and its aftermath, received 16 bids.

“Thank you to the real men for inviting me to tell their story,” tweeted Ava DuVernay, executive producer of “When They See Us.” The leading miniseries nominee is “Fosse/Verdon,” the biopic about dancer Gwen Verdon and choreographer Bob Fosse that earned 17 bids, including the first Emmy nominations for stars Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell. There was a significant drop in diversity among this year’s group of nominees compared to 2018, when more than a third of the 101 nominees in acting categories were ethnic minorities. This year, the figure was less than a quarter, with diversity especially absent in comedy. Just two of the 26 acting nominees were people of color — Anthony Anderson for “black-ish” and Don Cheadle for “Black Monday” — and three of the four categories had only white nominees. Categories dominated by the overwhelmingly white “Game of Thrones” were also short on inclusion, including supporting actress in a drama — zero nominees — and supporting drama actor, with only Giancarlo Esposito of “Better Call Saul” receiving a nomination. In the overall tally contest among outlets, HBO received a whopping 137 nominations Tuesday, riding the dragon wings of “Game of Thrones” and the big tallies for “Chernobyl” and “Barry.” Netflix, which last year ended HBO’s 17-year reign to win the most Emmy nominations, was bumped to second this year with 117. Amazon’s Prime Video was second to Netflix among streamers with 47 nominations. Broadcast networks, steadily eclipsed by the rise of cable and now streaming, were far behind, with NBC getting 58 nods to top CBS’ 43, ABC’s 26 and Fox’s 18. The 71st Emmy Awards will air Sept. 22 on Fox, with the host yet to be announced.

Dutch court needs more time to rule on Crimean treasures By Michael Corder Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — An appeals court in Amsterdam said Tuesday it needs more time to rule on the ownership of a valuable trove of historical artefacts loaned to a Dutch museum by four museums in Crimea shortly before the region’s annexation by Russia in 2014. The Amsterdam Court of Appeal said in an interim ruling that it needs “greater clarity” on the competing claims by Ukraine and the museums in Crimea. The court says it expects to deliver a final

judgment in six to nine months. Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea left the approximately 300 artefacts, including bronze swords, golden helmets and precious, gems in a legal limbo, as both Ukraine and the Crimean museums now controlled by Russia have demanded their return by Amsterdam’s Allard Pierson Museum. “It is now a question of deciding who has the strongest rights; either the Crimean museums claiming a right of operational management under Ukrainian law, or the Ukrainian State claiming ownership of the Crimean treasures,” the court said.

The Dutch museum had borrowed the artifacts for an exhibition that opened a month before the annexation. It has kept them in storage pending resolution of the cultural tug-of-war and declined comment on the legal proceedings. The court ruled that the Amsterdam museum was entitled to hold onto the artefacts “in view of the complex situation in Crimea.” Among the objects in the exhibition are a solid gold Scythian helmet from the 4th century B.C. and a golden neck ornament from the second century A.D. that each weigh more two pounds.

A Scythian gold helmet from the fourth century B.C. is displayed at Allard Pierson historical museum in Amsterdam in 2014. Peter Dejong Associate Press file

Arts calendar Events and exhibitions

■■The world famous North Atlantic Jazz Alliance is celebrating German American year by touring California and Alaska this summer. They will be playing a benefit concert for the Kenai Central High School band and volleyball programs Sunday, July 21 at 7 p.m. in the KCHS auditorium. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from members of the two high school groups or at the door. ■■25th Funny River Festival will take place Friday-Sunday, Aug. 2-4 at Funny River Community Center, 35850 Pioneer Access Road, 12 Mile Funny River Road. An 18-hole golf tournament to support the Funny River Community Center will take place Saturday, July 27 at the Bird Homestead Golf course. ■■Join the Soldotna Historical Society for its free community event to kick off Soldotna Progress Days with their Community BBQ and Pioneer Meet & Greet on Friday, July 26, from 4-6 p.m. at the Soldotna Homestead Museum, located on Centennial Park Road. Visit with local pioneers and enjoy a free community BBQ. A special presentation to honor our Pioneer Grand Marshall, Al Hershberger, begins at 4:15 p.m. Bring the whole family, sign up for door prizes, complete a scavenger hunt, receive a free activity booklet, tour historical cabins, and more! Become part of Soldotna’s continuing history! For more information, call Sara at 262-9814 ext. 15 or soldotnahistoricalmuseum@gmail.com. ■■Fireweed fiber guild monthly meeting at Soldotna Public Library will take place Saturday, July 20 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The meeting is open to the general public who are interested in fiber arts and the fiber industry statewide. ■■The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra presents the annual Summer Concert Series Aug. 4-10. Chamber music concerts featuring the AKamerata Quartet, under the direction of Dr. Oleg Proskurnya from Anchorage, will take place

Sunday, Aug. 4 at Faith Lutheran Church in Homer, and Monday, Aug. 5 at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. The Anchorage Bowl Chamber Orchestra under the direction on Kyle Lindsey will perform at the Kenai Senior Center on August 7 at 2:00 pm. This concert is free and open to the public.Gala concerts take place Aug. 9 at the Mariner Theater in Homer, and Aug. 10 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium in Kenai. This summer, KPO performs music by British composers. The concert opens with Overture to The Wasps, by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Movements from The Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar will close out the first half of the program. After intermission, The Planets by Gustav Holst will be performed in its entirety. This colossal piece features an extended orchestra and an offstage treble choir. Gala concerts begin at 7:30 p.m, with a preconcert conversation at 6:45 pm. Tickets for the chamber and Gala are $20 general admission, $15 Crescendo Club members. Youth 18 and under are free! ■■Soldotna Progress Days will take place Friday, July 26-Sunday, July 28 at Soldotna Creek Park. Saturday: 11 a.m.: Progress Days Parade starts. Line up at the So-Hi parking lot at 9 a.m. Route: Daown Marydale to Brinkley. Register at SolotnaChamber.com; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: vendor and food booths open at Soldotna Creek Park; 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.: Soldotna Rodeos at Soldotna Rodeo Grounds on K-Beach; 7 p.m.: Rock on the River Concert, featuring 36 Crazyfists, with special guests Distance Defined and Thera. Tickets $25. Purchase at rockontheriver19.brownpapertickets. com or at the gate. Sunday: Noon5 p.m.: vendor and food booths open at Soldotna Creek Park. Live music, food, fun activities. City of Soldotna free community picnic; 2 p.m.: Soldotna Rodeo, Soldotna Rodeo Grounds on K-Beach

■■The Kenai Peninsula will celebrate its 2nAd Annual Disability Pride Celebration on Saturday, July 20 at the Soldotna Creek Park from 12-4 p.m. This is a national event, which celebrates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. ■■“Ferrous and Fiber” is featured at the Kenai Fine Art Center through July. The Kenai Fine Art Center is located across from the Oiler’s Bingo Hall and next to the Historic Cabins. 283-7040, www. kenaifineart.com. “Ferrous and Fiber” will hang until July 27. ■■The Annual Summer Book Sale at the Kenai Community Library will be held from Thursday, July 18 through Saturday, July 20. The usual advance sale for members will be held Wednesday, July 17, from 4 to 6:30 pm. As always, memberships may be purchased and used that evening. ■■Soldotna Parks & Recreation and The Yoga Yurt are excited to offer free yoga in the park in June and July. This is a gentle flow yoga for all skill levels on Fridays from 6-7:15 p.m. at Farnsworth Park in Soldotna. Farnsworth park is located at 148 S Birch Street and yoga will happen rain or shine so dress accordingly. For more information call 262-3151. ■■The Sterling Community Center invites you to our Summer community event, Sterling Friday Flea Market. On Friday, July 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: 6ft 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 information 262-7224 or email scc@acsalaska.net. ■■Join us in the Fireweed Diner at

The Birth the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank every Tuesday from 5-6 p.m., beginning June 11 through Sept. 10 for a meal and a time of learning about food and nutrition. June 11: What’s for Dinner? with Shelby Dykstra, dietetic intern; June 18: “What I have on Hand” Meal Planning with Amorette Payment, SNAP-ED nutrition educator; June 25:Bring the Kids! with Shelby Dykstra, dietetic intern. RSVP to Greg Meyer, executive director, 907-262-3111 or gmeyer@kpfoodbank.org.

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■■Acapulco, 43543 Sterling Highway in Soldotna, has live music at 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. ■■A bluegrass jam takes place on the first Sunday of the month at from 1-4 p.m. at the Mount Redoubt Baptist Church on South Lovers Loop in Nikiski. ■■Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has Open Mic from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Call Veronica’s at 283-2725. ■■The Alaska Roadhouse Bar and Grill hosts open horseshoe tournaments Thursday nights at the bar on Golddust Drive. For more information, call 262-9887. ■■An all acoustic jam takes place every Thursday. The jam takes place at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna on the first Thursday of the month, and at the Kenai Senior Center during the rest of the month. Jam starts at 6:30 p.m. ■■Odie’s Deli in Soldotna has live music Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Pub Quiz night every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. ■■AmVets Post 4 has reopened in its brand new building on Kalifornsky Beach across from Jumpin’ Junction. Eligible veterans and their families are invited to stop by to find out more about AmVets and their involvement in the Veteran community. For members and invited guests, Friday night dance to “Running with Scissors,” and Saturday Burn your own steak and karaoke with Cowboy Don. ■■The Bow bar in Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays.

By Bonnie Marie Playle A couple of months ago there was a birth on Funny River Road. It was the talk of the town of this I know. An older moose had her calf by the airport; a person going into work saw this event and made known this report. Mom laid close to the airport fence; baby snuggled into her side. She felt somewhat safe from people and predators, when out in the open this made perfect sense. After two days of very little movement and just resting; concerned people started worrying about this form of nesting. On the third day, mom and baby were up and moving; now the townspeople can stop their stewing. They moved into the trees and can’t be seen. Hope all goes well with nature’s family. The birth was one of God’s blessings the community will have plenty of reminiscings.


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NAMING TRUSTEE: FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY TRUSTOR: SELDOVIA LODGE, INC. BENEFICIARIES: LLOYD LITTLE and PATRICIA LITTLE OWNER OF RECORD: SELDOVIA LODGE, INC. Said Deed of Trust was executed on the 13th day of September, 2018, and recorded on the 17th day of October, 2018, Serial No. 2018009460-0. Said Deed of Trust has not been assigned by the Beneficiary. Said documents having been recorded in the Kenai Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska, describing: LOT SIX (6), BLOCK THREE (3), SNOWLAND ESTATES PART TWO, according to the official plat thereof, filed under Plat No. 81-94, Records of the Kenai Recording District, third Judicial District, State of Alaska. The physical address of the real property described above is 50605 Littmitz Ave., Nikiski, Alaska, 99635. The undersigned, being the original, or properly substituted Trustee hereby gives notice that a breach of the obligations under the Deed of Trust has occurred in that the Trustor failed to satisfy the indebtedness secured thereby: ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND AND NO/100th DOLLARS ($100,000.00), plus interest, late charges, costs, attorney fees and other foreclosure costs actually incurred, and any future advances thereunder. Said default may be cured and the sale terminated upon payment of the sum of default plus interest, late charges, costs, attorney fees and other foreclosure costs actually incurred, and any future advances thereunder, prior to the sale date. If Notice of Default has been recorded two or more times previously and default has been cured, the trustee may elect to refuse payment and continue the sale. Upon demand of the Beneficiary, the Trustee elects to sell the above-described property, with proceeds to be applied to the total indebtedness secured thereby. Said sale shall be held at public auction at the ALASKA COURT SYSTEM BUILDING, 125 TRADING BAY DR., #100, KENAI, ALASKA, on the 4th day of September, 2019, said sale shall commence at 11:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, in conjunction with such other sales that the Trustee or its attorney may conduct. DATED this 31st day of May, 2019. First American Title Insurance Company By: Kristi A. Larson Title: Authorized Signer 302 Kenai Recording May 31, 2019 Serial No. 2019-0044403 Pub: July 18, 25, Aug 1 & 8, 2019 865933

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The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) has assumed the responsibilities of the Federal Highway Administration under 23 U.S.C. 327, and is soliciting comments and information on a project that would resurface Cohoe Loop Road from the Sterling Highway (MP 0) to the intersection with Cohoe Beach Road (MP 9.7) in Kasilof, Alaska. The purpose of the proposed project is to extend the service life of the facility and reduce maintenance costs. The proposed work would include: • Resurfacing Cohoe Loop Road between MP 0 and 9.7 • Upgrading, replacing, or installing new roadside hardware • Improving the road subgrade in select locations • Intersection improvements • Upgrading curb ramps to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards • Drainage improvements • Vegetation clearing • Utility relocations as necessary This proposed project will comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; Executive Orders: 11990 (Wetlands Protection), 11988 (Floodplain Protection), 12898 (Environmental Justice), the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, and U.S. DOT Act Section 4(f). Construction for the proposed project is anticipated to begin in summer 2021. To ensure that all possible factors are considered, please provide written comments to the following address by August 15, 2019. Brian Elliott, Regional Environmental Manager DOT&PF Preliminary Design & Environmental P.O. Box 196900 Anchorage, Alaska 99519-6900 If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Clint Adler, P.E., Project Manager, at 269-0544 or Drew von Lindern, Environmental Impact Analyst, at 269-0551. It is the policy of the DOT&PF that no person shall be excluded from participation in, or be denied benefits of any and all programs or activities we provide based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, ability, or national origin, regardless of the funding source including Federal Transit Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Highway Administration and State of Alaska Funds. The DOT&PF complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with a hearing impairment can contact DOT&PF at our Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (907) 269-0473 Pub: July 18, 2019

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Revelation at bachelor party throws wedding into question DEAR ABBY: My THING TO DO sister-in-law “June” is being married soon. I DEAR LOOKING: will be the matron of Jimmy may or may not honor. My husband, have “plans” for a fling “Jake,” June’s brother, with the woman who will be a groomsman texted him the pictures for her fiance, “Jimmy.” — or it may have already Not only is Jake going happened. (He could to be a groomsman, but also be an immature he’s also supposed to braggart, which is why Dear Abby he shared the photos officiate. Jake went to the Jeanne Phillips with the other “stags” at bachelor party a couple the party.) Because Jake weeks ago and Jimmy showed all now has concerns about Jimmy’s the guys — including my husband character, he should reiterate to — eight (!) naked pictures a girl from Jimmy that if June isn’t told before work had texted him. He asked my she makes a lifetime commitment, husband if he should tell June about he will tell her. He should also refuse it before the wedding or after, and to officiate at a wedding he fears Jake said he should tell her right may be a huge mistake. away. Should my husband tell June or DEAR ABBY: My husband has late leave it up to Jimmy, who may or stage dementia and is in a long-term may not do it? (We don’t know what care center. He had several affairs his plans may be about the girl who during our marriage, and if the tasent the pictures.) bles were turned, I’m sure he would — LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT be involved with other women

while I was receiving care. I realize I should have left him years ago. I visit him several times a month but not every day. I do it out of commitment, not love. Sometimes I feel guilty for not going more often. I guess I’m asking you for permission to see him when I have time but not every day. I also would like to encourage people who have lost faith in their spouse to make the break before any serious illness sets in. I have no interest in finding another man, but I feel tied down with the burden of seeing him through to the end. — HANGING IN THERE IN OHIO DEAR HANGING IN: Have a realistic talk with that conscience of yours. Surely the two of you can reach a compromise. This is not the time to punish your husband for his infidelity. Under the circumstances, because you don’t feel your husband deserves to be visited daily, visit a couple of times a week to ensure

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that he is being properly looked after. And if he isn’t, make it your mission to ensure the situation is remedied, as you would want someone to do for you. DEAR ABBY: This is embarrassing. I am 30 and don’t drive. I have extreme anxiety and a learning disorder that affects my visual spatial perception. I try to hide this as much as possible, but I’m worried the truth will come out. Should I disclose it to employers? New friends? Acquaintances? — PANICKED IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR PANICKED: If there is a medical reason for your inability to perform certain tasks, your employer should be informed. However, I see no reason to reveal this to acquaintances or new friends. Fewer people drive these days, and many of them don’t because of the expense involved or access to public transportation.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You might have woken up angry yet not know what you’re angry about. Somehow, you funnel this energy into a project. Others like what you say. Whether you receive a compliment or another type of acknowledgment, you consider yourself lucky. Tonight: News comes in. Think about it.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH Tension evolves solely

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH Allow your mind to take the lead. If you’re blocked, you could consider exploring alternatives. Trust your judgment. A partner or loved one comes through for you. Tonight: Make sure that you’re doing what you want.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH One-on-one relating comes to your attention. You feel that if you can present your case, another person will go along with your suggestion. Know that somewhere along this path, you could run into someone’s anger. Ouch! Tonight: Consider a mini vacation.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH When you woke up, you might’ve been on edge. Whether you tossed and turned or had a dream that created anger, you need to deal with your feelings. If you do, a very fortunate event or a favorite person will head your way. Tonight: Go with a loved one’s or friend’s suggestion.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Dear Readers: The necktie has been a part of men’s (and even women’s) fashion for hundreds of years, but experts agree that the main purpose of the tie is to add color and ornamentation. Let’s look at the care of the necktie — some CRAVAT CAVEATS, you might say! * Neatness counts. Stain-repellent spray (available at the supermarket) will keep spills from becoming a problem. * In the event of a spill, dab up as much as possible, and leave the rest to the dry cleaner. Club soda and water can permanently damage silk ties. An expert can clean the tie and keep it looking professional. * If you choose to iron a tie, press it on a low temperature and on the back to avoid shine on the front. * When you remove your tie at the end of the day, undo it completely. Sliding the tie by the knot will stretch out the tie. And hang it up, too.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19) HHH Be aware of the consequences of not dealing with an ongoing financial matter. You like to feel generous, but you also like to feel admired for how you handle your finances. The fact that this particular issue provokes these feelings needs care. Tonight: Keep a purchase within budget.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHHH Handling a loved one or child will consume nearly all your patience. The end result could be far better than you anticipated. You realize that you’ve gotten past a problem. Keep tapping into your creativity. Tonight: Let another person be as vague as he or she wants to be.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH Early in the day, others seek you out. You have a lot on your plate and push to complete all these various to-dos. Saying no to a friend remains difficult because you recognize that talking is important to this person. Tonight: Keep smiling.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH Sometimes, your intensity pushes others away. At this point, you feel like cocooning; therefore, someone’s distancing might be unlikely to upset you. A financial matter could be unusually fortunate for you. Nevertheless, check it out with care. Tonight: Head home early.

HHH If you can, take the day off; enjoy some R and R. You’ll enjoy yourself and be far happier. Others’ doting ultimately adds to the quality of your work. Don’t keep pushing yourself. Tonight: Make weekend plans.

HHHH Your words have impact, perhaps more than you might like.

* Keep cologne and aftershave off the tie; they can fade delicate colors. As for tying a tie, that’s a five- to six-step process; definitely ask an expert! — Heloise

SNACK ATTACK Dear Heloise: My grandkids are spending some time with us, and I need ideas for HEALTHY snacks. Care to chime in on this one? — Robert P., Elgin, Ill. Robert, kudos for keeping the grandkids healthy! Here are some ideas: Sweet snacks: yogurt with honey or fresh fruit, chocolate-covered nuts or seeds, and unsweetened applesauce. Other snacks: celery with peanut butter, carrots and hummus, dried kale chips and string cheese. Think low sugar and low fat. — Heloise

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As a result, someone could turn into a grump. Fortunately, your personality helps dissolve any resistance that you might encounter. Tonight: Instead of making a judgment, talk through a problem.

HHH If you’re feeling ill at ease, get up; exercise or take a walk. A little physical activity could go a long way. When you’re dealing with an associate and project, remain upbeat. You’ll get some interesting feedback from a close associate. Tonight: Know when to call it a night.

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This year, you could experience unusually high energy. If you find a situation frustrating, your anger often comes forward. Be ready to deal with this feeling appropriately. If you’re single, your attractiveness remains high. The person you choose to be with will most likely be a friend first. If you’re attached, you and your partner have a volatile relationship. Fortunately, you respect each other and can easily release your feelings. Your openness draws you closer. AQUARIUS comes through for you in a pinch. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

through your desire to play a major role in a project. A loved one supports you in creating much more of what you desire. As a result, you’ll see more in place. Work toward a goal. Tonight: A force to be dealt with.

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Anchorage business offers dipnet processing By Kat Sorensen Peninsula Clarion

Alaska Salmon Fertilizer will be setting up shop on the North Shore Beach in Kenai during the annual dipnet fishery. The Anchorage company was recently approved for a conditional use permit that allows them to set up a fish-cleaning station on the beach for dipnetters to use. Dipnetters get filleted fish and Alaska Salmon Fertilizer gets more fish waste to use in their production process. The company creates a living probiotic fertilizer for plants out of Alaska salmon. “Ultimately, our goal is to really not only help sustainability and the environmental impact in Alaska, but furthermore (to help) the food security and sustainability in that manner,” said Ryan Bacon of Alaska Salmon Fertilizer. “We really, through a lot of trial and error and testing, came across this awesome process and our hope is to eventually collect all sockeye waste to convert it into this highly effective soil amendment.” Alaska Salmon Fertilizer has been on Kenai beaches in the past, with bins for fish waste all along the beach, which wasn’t very effective according to

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More than 225,000 late-run sockeye have gone through the weir as of July 15, doubling last year’s run — which was at just above 100,000 fish at the same time — exciting dipnetters all along the shore of Kenai’s

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lthough I haven’t seen much to get riled up about the return of the silvers to the Nick Dudiak Lagoon yet, I have noticed more sky riders jetting out of the bay along the eastside beaches of the Spit. I have also inadvertently stumbled across a few naïve individuals who are clueless when it comes to telling the difference between a king and a silver. Example: I walked up to a pair of gents who looked as though they were about to throw down over a finny dispute. One insisted that his fish was a silver while the other fella was developing froth around his lips while insisting it was a king and needed to be recorded. I warily asked if I might be of some help. They temporarily chilled with their martial arts of insults

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Claudia Henley, front left, shows her grandson Austin Feagin a few tips while dipnetting on the North Kenai Beach on Wednesday.

Bacon, since they would end up with sandy salmon and regular trash in their bins. “We’re trying to be a little more clever this year, with a lot more effort,” said Bacon. “We are going to offer ice and fillet services for dipnetters. We’ll

have a station set up and we’ll be offering our fertilizer. It’s definitely an outreach project.” The Alaska Salmon Fertilizer station will be set up Friday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. most weekends of the dipnetting season. There are a

lot of variables, though, like the need for more filleters and how quickly the company will reach their capacity. “Since this is a whole new type of project that’s never been done, we’re still feeling everything out,” Bacon said.

beaches. The fish have been trickling into the nets since the personal use fishery opened on July 10. Sockeye salmon sport fishing on the Lower Kenai River is slow due to high waters. Anglers have still seen success in the Upper Kenai River, Russian

River and the sanctuary for sockeyes, although it has slowed significantly since the boom earlier this summer. The bag limits have returned to three fish per day with six in possession. King salmon fishing on the Lower Kenai River remains slow, with high, turbid water conditions affecting angling. King salmon of any size

can be retained if caught from the mouth of the Kenai River to a marker 300 yards downstream of Slikok Creek, but only king salmon less than 36 inches in length can be kept upstream to the outlet of Skilak Lake. A little north, the pink salmon are beginning to show up at Resurrection Creek in Hope.

Learn the difference between king and silver salmon

Reeling ‘em in Nick Varney

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and stared at me like they just confirmed the existence of Sasquatch, then asked for an opinion. I said that I’d give it a shot, but first they had to call a truce and knock off scrounging around in the beach debris for something sizeable enough to use in a staff duel. The fish was a king around 10 pounds and sported a blush like a kid whose Aunt Millie had just busted him going through the lingerie section of her Sears catalog. It wasn’t so bad that it had to gum its prey and was firm enough to provide some excellent smoked snacks. I explained that silvers (coho) have small black spots on the back, upper sides, base of the dorsal fin and upper lobe of the tail. They can be distinguished from the king (chinook) by the fact that they only have spots on the upper half of the tail while the latter has spots over their entire tails. Plus, coho have pale or white gums and a black mouth while the king has black gums and a black mouth. That seemed to end the dust up except that the guy who had correctly declared it a king started rubbing the ego wound of the

loser who, in turn, stomped toward the debris pile again until his wife descended from an RV the size of a modest motel and mitigated his intentions with a scowl that would have scared the bejesus out of a rabid grizzly. Suggestion: Now that the different species of salmon are starting to bump into each other out there and you are not sure how to identify them, pick up a 2019 Southcentral Alaska Sports Fishing Regulations Summary where fishing licenses are sold or at the local Ak. Fish and Game office located at 3298 Douglas Pl, Homer, AK 99603, Phone: 907-235-8191. It contains color photos and descriptions of salmon species to rockfish plus the rules and regulations that will keep you out of trouble. Now it’s time to take a look at this Week of July 16 - July 22.

Freshwater Fishing A significant number of pink salmon and Dolly Varden are competing for space in the Anchor River, Deep Creek, and the Ninilchik River. Should be some fine action with dollies vying for your lures with the humpy twits. Try small spoons and spinners,

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small orange and pink beads, or smolt-patterned streamers during the early morning or the last few hours before high tide.

Saltwater Fishing Salmon Silvers along with tons of psychotic pinks are showing up around Kachemak Bay, particularly near Point Pogibshi. Trolling a hoochie, small spoon, or herring behind a flasher is a nice set up for coho. Mooching or jigging them up can also produce some strikes. Watch for jumpers near you. King fishing has been a slog lately in Kachemak Bay as well as the nearshore waters of Whiskey Gulch. You could try fishing deeper under the schools of Netany dingy pinks to see if thereBoat are chinooks lurking in the depths. Good luck with getting your Boat Net bait presentation down that far when trying to run the gauntlet of numbskull humpies. More silvers are starting to roll into the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon. There have been some reports of limits being taken on the incoming tides. Try drifting cured salmon egg clusters or small plug cut herring beneath a bobber.

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Fish Counts Kenai River late-run sockeye cumulative as of July 15 — 226,767 June 15 — 30,509 June 14 — 34,022 June 13 — 20,110 Kenai River late-run king cumulative as of July 15 — 3,021 July 15 — 364 July 14 — 260 July 13 — 330

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