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  • A low-budget campaign by the city of Homer to influence the outcome of Proposition 1 appears to follow state law, Paul Dauphinais, the executive director of the Alaska Public Office Commission, said this week....

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:22am
  • Nathan Davis, a college student visiting from Colorado for Thanksgiving, takes a walk on a snowy Bishop’s Beach at sunset on Sunday, Nov. 22....

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:56am
  • If Alaska fishermen want coffee at the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet finfish meeting, the Alaska Board of Fisheries might have to change the location to the Kenai Peninsula. In a Nov. 16 letter to the Board of Fisheries, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre, Kenai Mayor Pat Porter and Soldotna Mayor P...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:33am
  • The Alaska Marijuana Control Board accepted its final draft of the regulations that will govern the new industry, legalized by Ballot Initiative 2 in November 2014. The new cannabis industry regulations include a concession to marijuana clubs that still leaves a hazy legal area to be challenged late...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:27am
  • After five years of debate, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved genetically modified salmon for food. The AquAdvantage salmon, produced by Massachusetts-based biotechnology company AquaBounty Technologies, is the first genetically modified animal approved for food in the United States. Th...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:25am
  • Diana Jeska of the Homer Community Food Pantry, left, accepts a check from Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Homer branch manager Alita Mahan. Alaska USA Foundation recently announced that Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed $76,300 to support community food banks during the an...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:21am
  • Boat owners should be bracing for a new round of regulations for older boats more than 50 feet in length.  The Alternate Safety Compliance Program, part of the U.S. Coast Guard Reauthorization Act of 2010, is due to take effect in 2020, which seemed far into the future when it was first propose...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:19am
  • The summer of 2015 was a hard one for our native trees. Lack of snow and unusually warm dry weather early in the spring put spruce trees into stress mode. So for the first time in our part of the world, the Spruce Aphid (Elatobium abietinum) originally from Europe, has found its way to our ...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:07am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District All KPBSD schools will release early today, Wednesday, Nov. 25, for Thanksgiving break. There will be no school on Thursday or Friday. Happy Thanksgiving! Fireweed Academy (all grades) Dec. 18-Jan. 3: Holiday ...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 8:42am
  • Each year two Alaska schools are honored as a National Title I Distinguished School. This year, Chapman School in Anchor Point was recognized for exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years. Nikolaevsk School in Nikolaevsk was recognized for significantly closing the achievemen...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 8:41am

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