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  • Trial dates for two lower Kenai Peninsula murder cases have been reset to later this year and early next year. The trial of Alfred Jones, 50, charged with manslaughter and second-degree murder in the car crash that killed Kathleen Benz, a Washington, D.C., tourist, on the 2010 Memorial Day weekend, ...

    Fri, 10/18/2013 - 10:22am
  • If you’re looking for the Anchor Point intersection of Ester Avenue and Birch Street, you won’t find it. It’s underwater. Continuing rain has saturated the ground north of the residential area. In spite of houses and streets that may be in its path, the water is trying to work its way downhill...

    Fri, 10/18/2013 - 10:21am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell on Tuesday threatened to sue the federal government over the closure of federal refuges during the partial government shutdown. Parnell, in a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, said the state would sue unless the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reversed its s...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:25am
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce October Business After Hours event, formerly the chamber mixer, will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the Homer Inn & Spa, 895 Ocean Loop Drive. The evening provides an opportunity to tour the spa, enjoy chocolates and light libations. ...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:25am
  • The Seldovia Bay Ferry has set its final sailing date of the season for Friday. On that day, the ferry is recognizing “Locals’ Day” with a special 2 p.m. departure time from Seldovia, giving Seldovians extra time in Homer to shop, recreate or have an early dinner.  Passengers also will ge...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:25am
  • JUNEAU — No one from Alaska has enrolled in the new health care exchange, and a U.S. senator wants weekly updates on future enrollments. Glitches have been reported since the exchanges went live Oct. 1. Exchanges are online marketplaces where individuals can browse for insurance, to be in complian...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:23am
  • Dave Gerard was one of the local Homer Electric Association members to stop by the co-op’s Homer office Friday for Membership Appreciation Day, complete with a drawing for a $50 energy credit, sandwiches, snacks, beverages and cake. A similar event also was held at the Kenai office. ...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:22am
  • Buccaneer Energy Ltd. is having its share of problems with its Cook Inlet offshore exploration. The company has pulled its Endeavour jack-up rig off a planned offshore exploration location in Cook Inlet because of delays in setting up for the well. Buccaneer cited a pending Oct. 31 state deadline fo...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:21am
  • South Peninsula Hospital announces the opening of a specially designed treatment gym in the hospital’s pediatric therapy clinic. The versatile, kid friendly space is complete with an adaptive climbing wall, interchangeable swings, a jumpoline and a one way mirror for parents to observe their child...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:18am
  • Bering Sea crab fishermen are getting pounded from all sides. In addition to the potential multimillion dollar market hit from missing the beginning of the red king crab season as a result of the government shutdown, the opilio crab quota is down 19 percent, at 54 million pounds. Th...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 10:56am

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