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  • JUNEAU, -- A bill that would change how Alaska regulates cruise ship wastewater is on its way to the governor's desk.The state Senate passed HB80 Tuesday, 15-5, following lengthy debate over whether Alaska waters and fisheries would be adequately protected. The vote had been pushed to Tuesday after ...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:47pm
  • KENAI -- An Anchorage woman pleaded guilty last Thursday at the Kenai Courthouse to a charge of attempted tampering with physical evidence. The charge stems from her connection with the July 7, 2012, homicide of Anchor Point resident Demian Sagerser, 40.Nancie Modeste, 26, was originally charged wit...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:40pm
  • The first sign that Kelly Brennan, 54, of Seldovia was in trouble came about 4:30 p.m. Monday when the motor on his 12-foot skiff quit operating. Brennan was near Dangerous Cape at the time, between Seldovia and Port Graham, according to a report from the Alaska State Troopers. Fortunately for Brenn...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:25pm
  • JUNEAU -- Independent oil companies offered a mixed assessment Monday of Gov. Sean Parnell's proposed oil tax overhaul, saying it is a good start but needs additional work.Both the House and Senate resources committees took testimony from several of the smaller companies that are either exploring fo...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:24pm
  • The Terrace, an assisted living facility run by Homer Senior Citizens, has made numerous changes to its operation and management following an investigation and report by state health officials, Homer Senior Citizens executive director Keren Kelley said this week."We did some things wrong. We've impr...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:18pm
  • An Anchor Point woman and her teenage daughter escaped in their stocking feet on a cold and snowy night last week after the woman said her husband shot up their Old Sterling Highway cabin with a handgun. Alaska State Troopers and a Homer Police officer rescued the woman and girl walking along the Ol...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:09pm
  • A bill creating a low-interest loan program for homeowners wanting to improve or replace their home heating systems is making its way through the Alaska House of Representatives.Sponsored by Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole, House Bill 35 would provide homeowners with an opportunity to receive a max...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:05pm
  • JUNEAU -- One lawmaker is trying to establish an escalating scale of punishment for certain drug possession crimes, similar to what Alaska has for those convicted of driving under the influence.Senate Bill 56, by Sen. Fred Dyson, would make the possession of a small amount of certain drugs a misdeme...

    Fri, 02/22/2013 - 1:54pm
  • JUNEAU -- Independent oil companies offered a mixed assessment Monday of Gov. Sean Parnell's proposed oil tax overhaul, saying it is a good start but needs additional work.Both the House and Senate resources committees took testimony from several of the smaller companies that are either exploring fo...

    Fri, 02/22/2013 - 1:53pm
  • New members of Kenai Peninsula Youth Court were sworn in at the Homer courthouse Feb. 13, in the presence of Judge Margaret Murphy, KPYC director Ginny Espinshade, parents and teachers.Among those raising their right hand were 14 students from West Homer Elementary School, the only elementary school...

    Fri, 02/22/2013 - 1:51pm

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