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  • They wore XtraTuf boots, high heel shoes, sneakers and slippers. They decorated their mortarboards with stuffed animals, religious symbols and greetings. One senior wrote, “Four years for a piece of paper and a handshake.” As they walked out, they strode to John Williams’ “Imperial March,”...

    Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:42am
  • It’s no secret people are captivated by salmon. We fish for them, hold music festivals in their honor, pay homage to them in artwork and depend on them for our livelihoods. They’re inspiring. So much so that Coowe Walker, researcher at the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, has dedicated a large ma...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 4:46pm
  • Since December, Homer Police have investigated and charged four men in separate cases involving inappropriate or illegal sexting messages sent by cell phone or on Facebook. ...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 4:40pm
  • “Public and permanent.” That’s the catch phrase Homer Police Sgt. Ryan Browning kept repeating in a talk on digital con- sciousness he did last month at Homer High School health and physical education classes....

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 4:39pm
  • Demarqus Green killed Demian Sagerser. On the night of July 7, 2012, Green, 23, pulled a 9 mm Smith and Wesson semiautomatic pistol on Demian Sag- erser, then 40, at Sagerser’s Stariski Creek cabin and shot him in the back and the side of his chest. Green then fled the scene, leaving Sagerser to ...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 4:18pm
  • Despite the on-record protestations of nearly 30 people, cheered on by an audience of more than 70, the Soldotna City Council voted to move forward with a plan to spend money researching the feasibility of annexing neighboring territory — albeit with a newly narrowed focus on the economic benefits...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:43pm
  • Nine people were laid off from positions within the Homer Electric Association last week. Their departure represents about $1 million in savings for the company which has seen declining energy sales for the past several years. In 2012, the company sold 490,000 megawatt hours — a megawatt is about ...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:41pm
  • There was an air of hope and thanksgiving as family and friends gathered to watch nine students from Homer Flex High School graduate Tuesday. Christopher Bice, Kaylynn Bunnell, Crystal Campbell, Anton Kuzmin, Michael Peltier, Tyler Post, Samantha Tangman, Sage Van Hooser and Alexia Wrenn all receive...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:24pm
  • JUNEAU — If the Alaska Legislature continues to stall on passing a fully funded state operating budget, 15,000 of about 16,000 state employees will be sent layoff notices in preparation for a partial government shutdown, Gov. Bill Walker announced Monday afternoon....

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:32pm
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker said Tuesday that he doesn’t agree with legislators about moving the special session from Juneau to Anchorage but won’t take steps to block them. Walker said his highest priority is getting a funded budget, and he doesn’t want to spend valuable time blocking or figh...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:30pm

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