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Senior tax exemption will go to Kenai Peninsula Borough voters

By | Aging, Southeast | No Comments
Kenai Peninsula Borough voters will have their say on whether the borough’s optional senior property tax exemption will be phased out. Currently, seniors in the borough receive $350,000 in property tax exemptions — $150,000 mandated by the state, $150,000 offered by the borough and another $50,000 from the borough for all residential property owners.
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A Ketchikan assemblyman is proposing the borough issue vouchers to allow students to choose private or public school. (Photo from KRBD)

Ketchikan School Board OKs abuse/assault program policy

By | Education, Featured News, Sexual Abuse & Domestic Violence, Southeast | No Comments
The Ketchikan School Board approved a new policy Wednesday establishing programs to help reduce child abuse and sexual assault. There was no discussion before the unanimous roll-call vote in favor of the policy, which calls for age-appropriate information for students in all grade levels to teach about appropriate conduct, and resources available for students.
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