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I am writing to urge the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly not to make any change to the service area of South Peninsula Hospital (SPH). The current service area is working well and is not in need of change.

Schools

All year long, students from Paul Banks Elementary School and Homer Middle School have been enjoying a growing relationship as the elder students mentored and taught the younger. The program that brings them together had its last session of the school year on Monday.

Business

The applicant of a marijuana cultivation facility inside Homer city limits has been given the go-ahead to proceed with his operation after a snafu with too many plants led to intervention by the Alaska Marijuana Control Board.

Arts

Featured artists for the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival sometimes tend toward the Roger Tory Peterson side of the field — nerdy naturalists who paint with crisp precision. Every year the Kachemak Shorebird Festival commissions an artist to create a painting or sketch of a bird to be used on its program, posters and clothing.

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