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  • With the approval of two different applications required for the Central Peninsula Hospital expansion plan last week, the project is moving forward. The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services approved CPH’s Certificate of Need on Jan. 8 giving it the OK to build the 87,981-square...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:50pm
  • The Parnell administration remains committed to growing opportunity for Alaskans. As we look ahead to 2014, our economists forecast Alaska adding 1,500 jobs — 2,400 new private sector jobs, diminished some by a decline of 900 government jobs....

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:49pm
  • JUNEAU — Bills that would ax recommended salary increases for top state officials, institute crisis training programs for schools and limit use of drones by law enforcement were among the first wave of legislation filed Friday ahead of the upcoming legislative session....

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:47pm
  • If Sen. Hollis French has his way, the convening of the Legislature Jan. 21 will be day one of the campaign to repeal the oil tax reform bill that passed last year. French, an Anchorage Democrat, will also be the Senate’s new Minority Leader after Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, who held that posi...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:47pm
  • As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the Homer News will host this week’s Homer Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event. The party will be from 5-7 p.m. today at VBS Specialty Stoves, located at Pioneer Avenue and Bartlett Street. Additional parking will be at the Pratt Museum. The ...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:43pm
  • Happy New Year, fellow residents. The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center was closed for two weeks over the holidays but I was in the office quite a bit, staying ahead of the work I knew would pile up, and getting those things done that could not wait for my “holiday” to be over. This ...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:42pm
  • The International Pacific Halibut Commission kicked off its 2014 annual meeting on Monday with newly reappointed commissioner Jim Balsinger acknowledging the concern and anxiety surrounding halibut stocks. “The biggest concern of course is the status of Pacific halibut,” he said. “To put it in...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:40pm
  • The Homer City Council waded into statewide fisheries politics at its Monday night meeting, but it got a lot of support from the Homer salmon drift gillnet fleet to do so. In a unanimous vote, the council passed a resolution urging — “strongly” urging after an amendment — the Board of Fish t...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:37pm
  • Using some old-fashioned detective work combined with modern cell-phone records tracing, Homer Police at about 8 p.m. Friday arrested a Homer man they said robbed at gunpoint the Grog Shop on Dec. 26. Michael R. McClendon, 29, was taken without incident near his Main Street home. He’s charged with...

    Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:09pm
  • The city of Homer has put out a request-for-proposals for a design and construction services team to perform and design a new Public Safety building in Homer. Using what’s called the general contractor, construction manager, or GC/CM, concept, the city seeks proposals for architects and contractor...

    Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:48pm

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