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  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday were investigating threaten- ing phone calls to at least eight schools in Alaska in the past 10 days that prompt- ed brief campus lockdowns and students being kept in classes. However, none of the calls resulted in attacks or violence. The calls began o...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:56am
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker has signed into law legislation creating a new board to regulate the legal marijuana industry in Alaska. Voters last November approved an initiative legalizing recreational use of pot for those 21 years of age and older. The initiative delegated rulemaking for the industr...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:55am
  • Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Paul Seaton will host a town hall meeting at Alaska Islands and Oceans Visitor Center from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday. They will be addressing Alaska’s cur- rent fiscal situation and are interested in hearing comments and concerns from con- stituents regarding state government...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:55am
  • Now in its 23rd year, the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival has settled into a weekend- long wildlife festival that goes like this: • Spring arrives, and birds start showing up; • In late April and early May, dozens of species and thousands of shorebirds ar- rive in Kachemak Bay; • Homer, Ala...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:53am
  • Sixteen million men and women served in World War II. Of those, 2 million remain alive. As that generation ages, organizations around the country work to make sure they get one last hurrah: an all-expense paid trip from their homes to Washington, D.C., to see war memorials and other sites. “We fe...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:31am
  • Spring has come, and with it a possible 40 species of shorebirds that have arrived in Homer during their annual migration. While the shorebirds can be seen whirling in great flocks over Mud Bay or feeding alone at nearby sloughs, for the novice birder, identifying them can be tricky. They aren’t t...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:05am
  • Spring has come, and with it a possible 40 species of shorebirds that have arrived in Homer during their annual migration.

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:02pm
  • Top 10 shorebirds sure to delight Ask birders to list their top-10 favorite shorebirds and quickly their picks diverge.

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:01pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education unanimously approved Sean Dusek’s three-year superintendent of schools contract Monday evening. The contract includes a $140,000 starting salary for the first year, which includes 260 work days, and will increase in steps....

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:32pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center will host the annual “Get to Know Homer” summer tourist season kick-off training on Wednesday, May 20, at the chamber.  This free program is geared to frontline staff to get acquainted with Homer and the surrounding area, but everyone interes...

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:32pm

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