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  • With little appetite from legislators for a general obligation bond package, bare bones capital budgets the next couple years are probably a harsh reality of the state’s fiscal situation. The administration’s proposal for a $500 million general obligation, or GO, bond package to fund up to $250 ...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 4:26pm
  • Enstar Natural Gas Co. appears to have locked up 90 percent of its gas supply needs into 2021 after finalizing a deal with Furie Operating Alaska. The gas supply and purchase agreement filed March 14 with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska is for a firm supply of 6.2 billion cubic feet, or bcf, of ...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 4:25pm
  • Public hearing to be held on Beluga Lake floatplane road...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 4:15pm
  • Editor’s Note: Every month to accompany the Pay It Forward column, which is coordinated by The Homer Foundation, the Homer News runs a list of needs from area nonprofits. If you see a need you can fill, we encourage you to contact the agency and help pay it forward. • Special Olympics ...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:39pm
  • Students statewide were unable to start the Alaska Measures of Progress and Alaska Alternate assessments Tuesday, the first day scheduled for this year’s round of testing. A construction vehicle at the University of Kansas, which houses the testing vendor, the Achievement and Assessment Institute,...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 2:42pm
  • Chapman School  April 1: Early release day. Students dismissed at 1:40 p.m. April 4: Track starts for 7th and 8th grades. April 12: Child Find at Chapman. Call to set up appointment. April 15: Track meet at Ken...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 2:42pm
  • Since one of Homer’s main industries takes place on the water, it follows that the high school would put a spotlight on the marine trades. From students who spend the summers fishing with their families or working a summer job on a boat, to those who have their sights set on an ocean-related caree...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 2:41pm
  • “Compassionate-Caring-Community” is the theme for the 2016 South Peninsula Haven House Women of Distinction awards. This year’s honorees embody that spirit, said Haven House volunteer Sherry Stead. ...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 2:37pm
  • Charges that they used a helicopter to hunt for black bear have been dismissed against Atz Lee and Jane Kilcher, a Homer couple who star in the reality TV show “Alaska: The Last Frontier.” Alaska Wildlife Troopers alleged that the Kilchers had been transported by helicopter to Bradley Lake in Se...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 2:29pm
  • Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders stood out at the Alaska Democratic caucuses on Saturday as the clear winner. Sanders received 81.6 percent of the delegates and 79.6 percent of the votes, according to results released by the Alaska Democratic Party.  The 10,617 Alaskans who atte...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 2:28pm

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