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  • A bill requiring the state to create a rapid response and management plan to deal with invasive aquatic species moved out of the House Fisheries Committee Tuesday and will now come before the House Resources Committee.House Bill 89, introduced by Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, would authorize the Alaska...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:54pm
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will notify hunters who applied for big game drawing hunts, Tier I and Tier II hunts by email for the first time this year. The emails will be sent early Friday morning.By noon Friday, links to the results will be posted on the Alaska Department of Fish and Gam...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:53pm
  • After 11 years as principal of Paul Banks Elementary School, Benny Abraham is hanging up his hat. Abraham has announced his plans to retire at the end of this school year.Interviews will be held Feb. 28 with candidates for the principal position of the pre-kindergarten through second-grade school wi...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:51pm
  • On the whole, Alaska's housing market remained stable in 2012, but energy costs and government regulations cloud the future, according to Alaska Association of Realtors President Michael Droege.Statewide, combined single-family and condominium sales averaged $287,000 at the end of the third quarter ...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:43pm
  • After public testimony at its January meeting, the Water-Sewer Task Force last Tuesday made some changes to a draft water-sewer rate schedule that some Homer Spit businesses had criticized as unfairly targeting Spit users....

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:15pm
  • A federal judge on Feb. 8 sentenced a Homer sport fishing charter captain to 10 years in prison for distributing methamphetamines and oxycodone to teenage girls and for possessing child pornography. Randall Hines, 34, also was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess to 10 years superv...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:14pm
  • JUNEAU — Minority Democrats in the Alaska House and Senate on Monday introduced their own plan for increasing oil production in the state, calling it their alternative to Gov. Sean Parnell’s oil tax “giveaway.”Both the governor’s and Democrats’ plans are aimed at new production but take ...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:13pm
  • Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. is looking at ways to keep oil flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline system as the amount of oil continues to drop.Alyeska is now studying a "cold dry flow" procedure to remove water from crude oil shipped through TAPS to help manage a decline in throughput, the pipe...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:12pm
  • Homer Police Officer Jacob Ruebelmann last Saturday shot twice with a Taser a man at a Pioneer Avenue bar parking lot after police said the man, Thomas Custer, 27, refused to get on the ground while being arrested and present his arms to be handcuffed....

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:09pm
  • U.S. Marshals last week arrested in Tacoma, Wash., a former Port Graham man charged with first-degree sexual assault on a minor. Benjamin L. Moonin, 49, had been accused by Alaska State Troopers of fondling a young girl in Port Graham in January 2011. Marshals said in a press release that Moonin had...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:08pm

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