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  • What should be on the city’s list of legislative requests?  That was the topic of conversation during the Homer City Council’s work session Monday afternoon and the first item addressed during the regular meeting’s public hearing that evening. As outlined in Resolution 13-087, which would...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 4:37pm
  • Gov. Sean Parnell on Monday signed Administrative Order (AO) 266 establishing Regulatory Efficiency Guidelines for state agencies. The order is an effort to lower costs, increase efficiency and minimize the burden on Alaskans complying with state regulations.  The guidelines will be used by sta...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 4:32pm
  • The Alaska Small Business Development Center offers three different workshops Sept. 16 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. • A presentation on the SBA HUBZone program will be from 10 a.m to noon. Free. Register online by Sept. 6....

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 4:31pm
  • Federal grants of $599,918 have been awarded to two Alaska nonprofits to provide assistance and counseling to Alaskans attempting to navigate a new federally operated health insurance exchange scheduled to become active Oct. 1. Grants were made to the United Way of Anchorage and the Alaska Native Tr...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 4:29pm
  • The U.S. Coast Guard will test advanced technologies including unmanned aerial and undersea vehicles for monitoring an oil spill in arctic ice in an exercise planned for September, the agency announced Aug. 15. Tests of an oil recovery system, a skimming device, also will be deployed near ice and te...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 4:27pm
  • The White House is setting arctic policy. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investigating locations for an arctic port. Hundreds of ships per year are passing through the Northern Sea Route over the Russian Arctic. And, until the Kulluk grounding, oil exploration in Arctic waters was ramping up. T...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 4:27pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital might have modern patient rooms, a birthing center, a Long Term Care home, state-of-the art radiology and imaging equipment, and a medevac helicopter pad, but until now it lacked a facility that might seem essential for healing — a quiet place to sit, meditate or pray. Tha...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 4:25pm
  • By KYRA WAGNER FOR THE HOMER NEWS Have you got your zucchini picked out for this weekend? It’s the Homer Farmers’ Market’s big Zucchini Festival this Saturday so you will need a nice big zuke to enter into the Zucchini Races at 1:30 p.m. Or just bring your garden vegg...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 4:18pm
  • The Kenai River kings seem to have met their escapement goal after all, but it was still the lowest return on record. Through Aug. 15, 17,028 kings were enumerated by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s DIDSON (duel identification sonar), slightly more than the bottom of the sustainable escap...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 4:17pm
  • At Paul Banks Elementary School’s meet-the-teacher event Monday afternoon, the parking lot was crowded and hallways were filled with excited students and their parents, grandparents and siblings. For some, like Aiden Clark, there was excitement over being a first-grader, but he still took time to ...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 5:36pm

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