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  • Applications are slow, but promising, for the new residence halls at Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus in Soldotna. By mid-afternoon Monday, three people had completed applications and more than 25 people were on the waiting list, said Suzie Kendrick, advancement program manager for the...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:27pm
  • JUNEAU — Republican leaders hailed the just-ended legislative session as a success in which they accomplished some of their top priorities: addressing oil taxes and energy concerns and exercising fiscal restraint. Minority Democrats, meanwhile, were much more somber in their assessment Monday. Sen...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:24pm
  • ANCHORAGE  — The U.S. Department of Energy and the state of Alaska will collaborate on future research of unconventional energy resources in the arctic, including abundant reservoirs of methane hydrate. The DOE’s acting assistant secretary for fossil energy, Christopher Smith, and Alaska De...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:23pm
  • Staff report In a community open house April 11, Wells Fargo officials presented more than $8,000 to four area nonprofits. The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank was presented with $5,000; the Homer Council on the Arts was presented with $2,000; South Peninsula Haven House, $1,000; and 4-H, ...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:22pm
  • The Kenai Borough Employees Association announced last week it had reached a tentative agreement with the Kenai Peninsula Borough administration on terms of a three-year collective bargaining agreement. Terry Bookey, Central Emergency Services captain and union negotiating team chair, said the two s...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:18pm
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature, on the last scheduled day of session Sunday, passed a multibillion-dollar oil tax cut in the hopes it will lead to more production. The 12-8 Senate vote came in spite of fears that the impacts of Senate Bill 21 aren’t well understood and will devastate Alaska’s...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:10pm
  • Anyone who works with patterns knows it’s an exact science. Metal, wood, fabric, it’s all the same. A slip of a cutting tool here, an incorrect measurement there and headaches begin mounting, projects back up, scrap piles grow and costs go through the ceiling. Since she began cutting patterns in...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:05pm
  • With the first session of the 28th Alaska State Legislature set to adjourn April 14 and with Juneau having celebrated the 100th birthday of the Alaska legislature last month, former state Sen. Vic Fischer has a wish: “I would love to see the kind of bipartisanship that we had during my service in ...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 4:11pm
  • Protesters at a rally last Thursday at Bishop’s Beach burn a $5.5 billion mock check made out to oil companies. About 75 people spoke against Senate Bill 21, Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposal to lower state taxes on oil companies. Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, voted “no recommendation” on the bill w...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 3:53pm
  • With the release last month of an environmental assessment, planning has moved forward for a new airstrip to serve the lower Cook Inlet villages of Nanwalek and Port Graham — the main transportation connection between them and Homer and the road system.  The two Alaska Native villages now hav...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 3:50pm

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