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  • This Legislature’s fourth special session began midday Monday when legislators were given bills to address two of Gov. Bill Walker’s 10 original agenda items. Those bills were an omnibus tax bill and a seemingly noncontroversial bill providing health insurance to families of emergency responders...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:13am
  • Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s released a statement on May 19 warning the Legislature once again that a failure to address the $4 billion budget gap may further lower Alaska’s credit rating. The Legislature adjourned on May 18 at the end of an extended, 121-day session without passi...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:12am
  • Haven House’s Young Women of Distinction award recipient Lilli Johnson graduated from Homer High School in three years. Johnson plans to take a gap year and teach in Uganda. Her advice to Homer High students is to take care of themselves first. “It’s totally worth it to watch Netflix and not d...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:44am
  • Eighty-six high school seniors graduated from Homer High School and Homer Flex on Wednesday, May 18. Each senior finished high school with unique struggles, triumphs and goals for their future. Homer Flex held its ceremony, which focused on resiliency and growth, at Land’s End Resort early in the ...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:42am
  • 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. The Ka...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:38am
  • With the beginning of summer and you’re starting to clear out your freezer of last year’s catch, think of us. Those of us at the Homer Community Food Pantry look forward to receiving salmon and halibut from last year, fresh vegetables from your garden and household items and clothes left over fr...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:18am
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce website tells a cautionary tale of anglers who did not purchase a Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby ticket and caught fish that would have earned them hundreds or thousands of dollars.  The moral of the story, according to Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center E...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:10am
  • The American Legion General Buckner Post 16 last month honored World War II veteran George Meeker for his 70 years continuous membership in the American Legion. Meeker was presented with a plaque honoring his membership at his Homer home. In the photo above, Bill Sheldo...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:08am
  • After more than a half-century since their service to this country, Homer residents Don Arseneau, Dick Lewis and Gail Sorensen received some well-deserved honor. Along with 20 other veterans from World War II and the Korean War, they participated in an Honor Flight from Alaska to Washington, D.C., A...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:04am
  • As children enjoyed a pleasant summer evening at the Karen Hornaday Park playground last Thursday, in the parking lot below Homer Police said an alleged drug dealer, Reily Arambul, 20, fired a single shotgun slug into the door of a white Jeep Cherokee. The round went through the lower door panel and...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 8:51am

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