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  • In Kari Greiner’s second-grade class at Paul Banks Elementary School, the boys and girls broadened their horizons when it came to the tradition of writing letters to Santa.  They penned correspondence for the holiday, including some thought-provoking questions and a few special requests, to h...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:29pm
  • A Kenai grand jury last week added a charge of kidnapping to an initial charge of third-degree assault in a Nov. 30 incident....

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:09pm
  • Less than two months after a text alerting his sister, Linda Rourke, that he was in the hospital with an infection requiring surgery, Tommie CarlinSchauer, known locally as “Coach Tommie,” 57, died Dec. 18, of cancer in Green Bay, Wis....

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:08pm
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    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:05pm
  • Maybe it’s the clear, echoing tones. Maybe it’s the hundreds of years of history. Maybe it’s the motion of shining bronze being lifted and lowered as note follows note.  Whatever it is, there’s just something about the bells. Mary Fell grasps a handle with each of her black-gloved hands...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 1:04pm
  • With applications for Homer City Manager open until the position is filled, as of Monday, 49 people had applied for the job of the city’s top administrator. In response to a public records request from citizen activist Ken Castner last week, retiring City Manager Walt Wrede made publicly available...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 1:02pm
  • As one of his final accomplishments in office, Alaska Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, has given Homer area veterans a gift. He helped facilitate a five-year contract with Homer Senior Citizens and Veterans Affairs that will cover the cost of veterans participating in HSC’s adult day services program, ...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:59pm
  • Homer Police have charged a Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson soldier in a “sexting” case last summer involving a Homer teenager under the age of 16. Michael R. Wiedemann Jr., 20, faces charges online enticement of a minor and possession of child pornography, both felonies. “Sexting” is the pr...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:06pm
  • Democratic Sen. Mark Begich bid an emotional farewell to the U.S. Senate on Dec. 11, saying he was proud of the work he had done and urging his colleagues to not let politics get in the way of doing the people’s work. While polls show low approval ratings for Congress, people still look to congres...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:04pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has retained her spot on the Senate Appropriations Committee, while incoming senator Dan Sullivan was assigned to several committees he had hoped to land. Senate Republicans announced committee assignments Monday. The assignments are subject to approval by th...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:03pm

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