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  • Striking Enstar Natural Gas worker Wally Jacks waves at cars as fellow striker Geoff Decter sits in a chair behind him on Aug. 14. Members of the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 367, the strikers set up a picket line in front of the Enstar offices on the Sterling Highway....

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:39am
  • An Anchorage man and reality TV star has pleaded not guilty to first-degree auto theft and driving under the influence in an Aug. 4 incident in which Alaska State Troopers found the man pinned under a crashed car that turned out to have been stolen from Homer. ...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:28am
  • The Homer City Council reviewed the city’s 2015-2020 Capital Improvement Plan, CIP, at the council’s work session on Monday. The next step is for the public to weigh in at a public hearing at the council’s Sept. 8 regular meeting. “Last year we went through a fairly exhaustive process on how...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:17pm
  • Runners, walkers, bicyclists and rollerbladers are making good use of the recently extended Spit Trail. Walls of the new harbormaster’s office are going up. Now, a project is about to kick off within the harbor itself. “By this time next year, wow, the harbor will have a whole different look,”...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:17pm
  • KENAI — U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Mark Begich, D-Alaska, joined panelists at the Kenai River Classic Roundtable in a discussion about recreational fishing and the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act Aug. 22 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex....

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:38pm
  • A trade group for the nation’s big airlines predicts that air travel over the Labor Day weekend will rise 2 percent from the same holiday last year. If correct, the forecast would be more good news for the airlines. Nine leading U.S. carriers earned $3.8 billion in the first half of this year — ...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:35pm
  • The United States seafood industry is pushing for Russia to end its import ban on food from several countries including the U.S., but if it doesn’t, a coalition of companies wants an import ban in response. Industry groups and seafood businesses have asked for a ban on Russian seafood, including A...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:30pm
  • The Associated Press KETCHIKAN — A Canadian company is moving forward with plans for a new rare-earth metals mine at the end of Kendrick Bay on Prince of Wales Island, sending a team to drill and spending millions sampling rock and studying the area....

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:28pm
  • Cook Inlet razor clams are among the items on the Board of Fisheries menu this year. Fishermen and other stakeholders are asking the board to consider 162 proposals to change subsistence, commercial, personal-use and sport regulations in fisheries throughout the state during the 2014-2015 meeting cy...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:25pm
  • Many of today’s college-bound students are grappling with rising tuition costs, books, materials and living expenses. Some students, especially those who are the first in their family to consider attending college, find themselves asking, “Can I even afford to attend college?”  Part of th...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:20pm

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