Shana Loshbaugh

  • Alaska’s economy and demographics are changing. Declining revenues have serious long-term implications for local government. Underlying causes — the oil industry decline and the graying population — are more pronounced for the Kenai Peninsula than for the state as a whole. While the city of Ho...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:28am
  • At life’s most difficult times, hospice caregivers offer valuable help. Yet hospice relies on the community for help in return. Volunteers and donors make it work....

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:00am
  • Running a small business is tough, with national surveys showing high attrition rates. Homer certainly has turnover and challenges for entrepreneurs. Adrienne Sweeney is one local business person who recently earned a formidable edge. This spring she completed a prestigious national program for busi...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:08am
  • Running a small business is tough, with national surveys showing high attrition rates. Homer certainly has turnover and challenges for entrepreneurs. Adrienne Sweeney is one local business person who recently earned a formidable edge. This spring she completed a prestigious national program for busi...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:07am
  • A year ago, Junie Rose regained consciousness to find her head in the lap of a stranger, her motorcycle smashed, traffic stopped around her and an ambulance arriving. She began to cry. Not, she said, for the pain, but out of the frustration that she could not continue on her quest to ride across the...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:37am
  • Driving in downtown Homer traffic can be a hassle. Is it better to drive all the way around to avoid turning left? Residents and the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT) have pondered upgrades for years....

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:14am
  • The city of Homer convened a town-hall meeting Monday evening. Part of agenda was to discuss the city budget. But the focus was on a bigger issue: What services does the city need to provide and how will it pay for them over the long term? The crux of the matter is that the public, based on past vot...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:13am
  • Safe kids, healthy families, peaceful communities – and bargain shopping. Homer Thrift strives to provide all those things, although not all are tangibly available off the shelf....

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:07am
  • War, racism, personal traumas and societal changes are all hard to talk about. Voices from Alaska’s rural Native villages are seldom heard in mainstream media. “Hunting in Wartime,” a new documentary film coming to Homer, breaks that silence. In it, a group of Tlingit men from Hoonah who fough...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 9:22am
  • Bad bugs attacking the forest have become a recurring nightmare for Alaska. The latest alarm comes from Halibut Cove, where tiny invaders created an icky spring surprise. How much of a threat they really pose to the trees and even their exact identities remain to be seen....

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 8:27am

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