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  • The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska has asked the Kenai Peninsula Borough to back down from its newly passed invocation policy. The organization, which advocates for individual Constitutional liberties, frequently through litigation, sent a letter Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly President ...

    Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:43pm
  • At five a.m. when my alarm wakes me and I stumble around getting ready for open gym, I often wonder how sports has affected my life in such a way that I am ready before the sun comes up to head to basketball. In talking with Homer High student athletes, we all agree that sports have had a positive i...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 3:00pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Fireweed Academy (both schools) Oct. 21: End of the quarter. No school, teacher in-service day. Oct. 26: Early release. School out at 1:45 p.m. Oct. 27-28: Student-led parent-teacher conferences.   Homer Flex Oct. 20: Gre...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 3:00pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will hold meetings to discuss the three schedule options developed by school principals and district administration and staff. The proposed schedules for south peninsula school followed community meetings and feedback from community members in early October. T...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 3:00pm
  • Those wishing to give an invocation before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly now have to be either a chaplain or a member of a religious organization with an established presence in the borough....

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 2:55pm
  • The Homer Community Food Pantry experienced a 115 percent increase in people seeking food assistance between 2013 and 2015. Though the food pantry’s customers have not reached the highs seen in the years following the 2008 recession, a significant spike started in 2014 and continues to climb. The ...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 2:55pm
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, spoke to a crowded dining room at Land’s End Resort on Friday about her ideas for improving Alaska from her position in Congress. Murkowski is running for re-election this November against opponents independent Margaret Stock, Libertarian Joe Miller, and Democrat Ray...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 2:54pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough schools could see cuts to the arts and sports as well as more students in each classroom if the state can’t find ways to close its budget gap. Community meetings addressing potential budget cuts to district schools on Oct. 13 asked parents and staff to discuss items that co...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 2:54pm
  • Grand Jury indicts Homer man for murder, robbery in 3-year-old Homer case Key DNA evidence, a Homer witness who came forward and dogged detective work helped Homer Police close its only unsolved murder case, the 2013 killing of Mark Matthews near the Poopdeck Trail....

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 2:54pm
  • SOLDOTNA — Fishermen and the fisheries-inclined turned out by the dozens Tuesday for an open hearing before the Board of Fisheries to air their concerns on a host of issues. The Board of Fisheries, preparing to enter its 2016-2017 cycle, is holding a work session in Soldotna this week to discuss A...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 2:43pm

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