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Endeavour to leave Cook Inlet next week

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority sold its stake in Kenai Offshore Ventures for $25.6 million and the Endeavour jack-up rig is on its way out of Cook Inlet, the authority announced Nov. 14. KOV plans to move the Endeavour next week on a heavy lift vessel to South Africa for use in offshore exploration, AIDEA said in its press release on Friday.

Absentee votes counted in Homer, borough elections

With all of the absentee and questioned ballots counted in Kenai Peninsula Borough elections, Mike Navarre has emerged as the winner of the race for Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor, according to the borough’s unofficial results.

In Homer, after the city canvass board reviewed absentee and other ballots on Oct. 10, there was no change in election day results, with Mayor Beth Wythe and David Lewis winning re-election and Catriona Lowe winning election to the Homer City Council. 

City candidates outline qualifications, priorities chamber forum

Getting to Tuesday’s Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center candidate forum at Wasabi’s on East End Road past Kachemak Drive could be a metaphor for politics itself.
Wasabi’s is in the construction zone, and like East Enders know, that means a long wait, trying to avoid getting splattered by mud and hoping the hard work leads to a better future.

Backlog for cell-phone decryption could delay brothers’ assault trial

A June 2 trial week date for brothers Anthony Resetarits and Joseph Resetarits could be delayed again, Judge Carl Bauman said Monday at a hearing in Kenai Superior Court. At issue are delays in having iPhone brand cell phones decrypted by Apple Inc. 

Some iPhones seized by Alaska State Troopers have security codes that owners haven’t provided, and for privacy reasons Apple has to process the cell phones. At a February hearing, Joseph Resetarits’ attorney, Michael Mobley, said that could take up to six months. 

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