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  • It’s a damp September morning in Homer. The front door swings open.  “Pretty little shop here,” a lady says, crossing the wide plank floor to the counter.  There’s a view of the bay from the window. Artwork by Homer artist Marjorie Scholl decorates the walls. Single nasturtiums in ...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:51pm
  • State expenditures on employee and retiree health care are bending downward a bit this year due to cost control steps the state is taking, but the reluctance of many specialty providers to join health care networks is undermining those efforts, Alaska Department of Administration Commissioner Curtis...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:45pm
  • Marking the last official Market of the season, this weekend is the traditional Harvest Meal down at the Homer Farmers Market.   At noon you will find huge pots of veggie soup created from local produce and potluck dishes from community members.   It amazes many visitors to Alaska that our...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:41pm
  • If horseman Ron Wilhoit has a business plan, it is clearly built around mythologist Joseph Campbell’s advice to “follow your bliss.” That’s exactly what the former owner of Tye Dye Trucking, a Seattle waterfront trucking business, is doing and he couldn’t be happier. With Alaska Draft Hors...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:37pm
  • 1.What is the most important duty of the borough mayor? What will be your approach to that job? ...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:21pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre is no stranger to campaigns. All told, this is his tenth, including his years in the Alaska State Legislature from 1985-1996 and as the Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor from 1996-1999 and 2011 until the present. “I have lots of experience and I have establis...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:20pm
  • Letting the experience of the past frame his vision for the future, Carrol Martin’s reasons to be elected as the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s next mayor are to prepare peninsula residents for the next disaster. “I think of the disasters that we need to plan to avoid,” said Martin. “One is tha...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:19pm
  • With a background that includes serving as mayor and law enforcement officer for the city of Soldotna, being pastor of a church and accumulating day-to-day lessons of life in general, Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor candidate Tom Bearup believes he has acquired “a lot of quality things over the year...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:18pm
  • Lower Kenai Peninsula Borough voters will consider a ballot question, Proposition C, that will expand the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area.  While the intent is clear, the actual expansion may confuse voters since it shifts the service area boundary into the ocean — an area with no...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:16pm
  • Two propositions on the Oct. 7 regular election ballot will gauge local opinion on two Kenai Peninsula Borough issues. Proposition A asks voters who live outside of cities to consider whether the borough should exercise limited animal control powers and if it should charge a property tax to pay for ...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:16pm

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