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  • JUNEAU — The state could move toward taking responsibility for dredge-and-fill permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under a bill passed by the Alaska Senate on Monday. SB27, one of several bills related to permitting that have been proposed by Gov. Sean Parnell, passed 15-2. It now goe...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:39pm
  • Although still located on Ocean Drive, Eagle Furniture and Accessories, owned by Alan Howell, has moved a few blocks to the east. On March 4, it opened its doors at 1355 Ocean Drive. "It's bigger and it's one story," said Howell of the 3,400 square-foot space now filled with Eagle Furniture's inven...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:39pm
  • ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. says it will not extend the federal export license for its Kenai natural gas liquefaction plant when the license expires March 31. However, the plant will be maintained in a stand-by mode to be available if opportunities develop, company spokeswoman Amy Burnett said in a s...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:37pm
  • South Peninsula Haven House has announced the three winners for this year's Women of Distinction Awards, plus the "Hero of the Heart" award. The awards dinner, with music by Hallie Hudson, will be at Land's End Resort at 5:30 p.m. March 22. Tickets are $35 each or $265 for a table of eight. They are...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:16pm
  • Strange lights seen hovering over Kachemak Bay about 8 p.m. last Wednesday night weren't UFOs or other mysterious objects. The lights came from flares dropped from an Alaska Air National Guard Hercules C-130 doing night training. Units from the 175th Wing's 211th and the 212th Rescue Squadrons were ...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 2:50pm
  • After two-and-a-half days of deliberation last week, a Homer jury last Friday morning found a Homer man not guilty on three felony counts of kidnapping, third-degree assault and third-degree weapons misconduct. The jury did find William O. Daugherty, 47, guilty on two counts of fourth-degree assault...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 2:48pm
  • In a town hall meeting last Friday that was part Q & A and part roundtable discussion, District O Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, gave Homer a look and a listen to its freshman senator after he'd been battle tested halfway through the legislative session....

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 2:47pm
  • The countdown to the 20th annual Winter King Salmon Tournament, sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, has begun. With online registration available, fishermen are already making clear their intentions to catch the winning fish. "The biggest difference this year is that we ar...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 2:45pm
  • A federal civil jury last Thursday exonerated three Homer Police officers and the city that employs them. In a unanimous verdict delivered about noon March 7, the 8-member jury found that Cherry Dietzmann and her children, the plaintiffs in a $45 million suit against the city and officers, did not ...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 2:41pm
  • With one member excused, three participating telephonically, two present in the council chambers, and with Homer Mayor Beth Wythe stepping away from the gavel due to a conflict of interest based on her employment at Homer Electric Association, the Homer City Council approved a not-to-exceed $12.1 mi...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 2:40pm

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