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  • A new ballot group has been created to defend Senate Bill 21 against repeal efforts. The Make Alaska Competitive Coalition — which has advocated for changes to Alaska’s oil tax structure since 2011 — announced Wednesday the creation of Keep Alaska Competitive — Vote No on 1 group....

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 2:28pm
  • The industry publication, “Pacific Fishing,” highlighted Homer’s port and harbor as the “Port of the Month” in the magazine’s November issue. The article focuses on the variety of vessels the harbor accommodates, the marine trades services available and other attractions for fishermen an...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 2:28pm
  • Homer Electric Association expects to implement a rate increase beginning Jan. 1, 2014. HEA will submit a filing with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska that increases the Cost of Power Adjustment, or COPA, from 5.07 cents per kilowatt hour to an estimated 6.79 cents per kilowatt hour....

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 2:28pm
  • The Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. CEO says the company is continuing its efforts to develop the giant Pebble minerals project southwest of Anchorage, and is encouraged about prospects for bringing in a new partner to replace Anglo American, which withdrew from the project in September. The company ...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 2:27pm
  • Editor’s note: This is the fifth in the Morris Communications series “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.”   For a young state, Alaska has a long history with fisheries management. Alaska’s desire to manage fisheries, and salmon in particula...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 2:23pm
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is expecting another solid sockeye salmon run in Upper Cook Inlet for 2014, but a weak return to the Susitna River may make management problematic. ADF&G is predicting a total return of 6.1 million sockeye, 3.8 million of those to the Kenai River, with a ha...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 2:10pm
  • JUNEAU — The state has finalized rules to help determine what oil qualifies for special tax breaks under Alaska’s new oil tax law. The law championed by Gov. Sean Parnell and passed by the Legislature earlier this year is aimed at spurring more production. Alaska relies heavily on oil revenues t...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 2:08pm
  • Thanksgiving dinner update  The following locations are serving dinner on Thanksgiving • Refuge Chapel, 397 E. Pioneer Ave., 2 p.m.: Come as you are to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner; everyone welcome. • Down East Saloon, 3125 East End Road, 3-6 p.m.: Free Thanksgiving dinner; bring a di...

    Wed, 11/27/2013 - 2:45pm
  • What were five Homer teenagers doing awake at 5 a.m. on a Saturday morning you ask? Making their way to Lead On!, a conference hosted by Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Anchorage to teach teenagers to find and project their voices to make a difference in...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:54pm
  • When a community’s population is less than 300, two newcomers stand out. Throw in foreign accents and the differences are even more pronounced. When that community is Seldovia, however, they’re welcomed with open arms, which is exactly the welcome given to exchange students Aydana Omar, 17, of K...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:53pm

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