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  • With a short break from her duties in Washington, D.C., Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is spending two days with residents of the southern Kenai Peninsula in both Homer and Seldovia....

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 4:58pm
  • To an observer at Monday night’s Homer City Council meeting, it might have looked like a tennis match between Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams as action on  proposed changes to the water-sewer rates bounced back and forth. When the dust had settled, the council struck down the proposed rat...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 4:56pm
  • At 9:36 a.m. Tuesday, handheld radios buzzed to life at South Peninsula Hospital as Bob Letson, the hospital’s chief executive officer, announced the beginning of a drill to test the facility’s evacuation procedures. Under the watchful eye of Bob Becker, a certified healthcare emergency professi...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 4:52pm
  • Ruth Sensenig, a teacher at Susan B. English Elementary-High School in Seldovia, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, Va. A total of 56 fellowships were awarded this year in support of further study of America...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 3:15pm
  • First Alaskans Institute is now accepting presentation proposals for the 2013 Elders and Youth Conference.  The conference will take place Oct. 21-23 at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks. This year’s theme is: “We Are Our Ancestors.”   The submission deadline for presentation proposals...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:30pm
  • Nationally acclaimed LongHouse Food Revival comes to Alaska on July 13 for a one-night-only celebration of Alaska food and poetry.  The event, which will take place at the Tutka Bay Lodge, will highlight Alaska seafood along with poetry readings by Carolyn Forché and Erin Fristad. The evening ...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:30pm
  • ANCHORAGE — The organizers of a ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage in Alaska have been given the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures, Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell said Monday. Treadwell, whose office oversees elections, notified the petition sponsors, former Alaska Labor Commissioners Ed F...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:28pm
  • A senior federal government group led by a top White House official was in Alaska on June 14 meeting with state and local officials on President Barack Obama’s new Arctic policy. Over the next few months the group will flesh out the policy, which was announced recently, Nancy Sutley, chair of the ...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:27pm
  • A crew with Top Gear America, a show on the History Channel cable TV network, prepares to film a scene on the Homer Spit by Land’s End Resort last Wednesday. A driver in the Jeep was to drive it onto the Transporter, a landing craft owned by Ray Bellamy. The crew had been filming in Homer, elsewhe...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:25pm
  • Dr. W. Jay Marley of Homer earned “Diplomate” status within the International Congress of Oral Implantologists on May 17, according to a press release from ICOI....

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:22pm

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