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The Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education passed its $165 million budget Monday. But it did so with an eye on a possible multi-million dollar revenue shortfall should proposed budget cuts stay in place.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is facing a potential revenue loss of nearly $8 million, if current proposed budget cuts stand. The school district isn’t panicking just yet, but they are seriously reevaluating their budget for fiscal year 2016.

Peninsula Representative Paul Seaton, a Homer Republican, filed a bill Friday to bring back an income tax to Alaska. Representative Bryce Edgmon, a Dillingham Democrat, co-sponsored the bill. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver spoke with Seaton about his reasons for introducing the legislation.

A Fighter Prepares for a Bout - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

A group of peninsula residents is in the process of starting a regional SCA contingent. There was an unofficial group a few years ago called Greycliffs. The new group, called Ravensfjord, has been around for about a year.They started holding business meetings in the fall to work out the details. It’s now on its way toward becoming a shire, one of the smaller regional designations.

Robert Ruffner - Photo Courtesy of the Peninsula Clarion

Kenai Peninsula resident Robert Ruffner is on his way toward becoming the newest member of the Alaska Board of Fisheries. His name will now be forwarded to the joint legislative session for confirmation.

Two Fighters Talk Between Bouts - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

Feasts, sword fighting, and medieval dress are just your average afternoon for members of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Participants are dedicated to researching and recreating the arts and culture of pre-17th century Europe. The Alaska contingent recently met in Wasilla for its annual Bi-Baronial Collegium.

Libby Roderick Performs - Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

The Kachemak Bay Conservation Society brought Alaskan Singer Songwriter Libby Roderick from Anchorage to their annual meeting last week to talk climate change. Roderick labels herself a climate change activist who uses music to share her views.

Homer Electric Association plans to increase consumer energy rates starting this month with another adjustment likely coming May 1st. HEA customers could see their monthly energy bill go up by about $13 starting in May.

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