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  • On the whole, Alaska's housing market remained stable in 2012, but energy costs and government regulations cloud the future, according to Alaska Association of Realtors President Michael Droege.Statewide, combined single-family and condominium sales averaged $287,000 at the end of the third quarter ...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:43pm
  • After public testimony at its January meeting, the Water-Sewer Task Force last Tuesday made some changes to a draft water-sewer rate schedule that some Homer Spit businesses had criticized as unfairly targeting Spit users....

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:15pm
  • A federal judge on Feb. 8 sentenced a Homer sport fishing charter captain to 10 years in prison for distributing methamphetamines and oxycodone to teenage girls and for possessing child pornography. Randall Hines, 34, also was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess to 10 years superv...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:14pm
  • JUNEAU — Minority Democrats in the Alaska House and Senate on Monday introduced their own plan for increasing oil production in the state, calling it their alternative to Gov. Sean Parnell’s oil tax “giveaway.”Both the governor’s and Democrats’ plans are aimed at new production but take ...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:13pm
  • Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. is looking at ways to keep oil flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline system as the amount of oil continues to drop.Alyeska is now studying a "cold dry flow" procedure to remove water from crude oil shipped through TAPS to help manage a decline in throughput, the pipe...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:12pm
  • Homer Police Officer Jacob Ruebelmann last Saturday shot twice with a Taser a man at a Pioneer Avenue bar parking lot after police said the man, Thomas Custer, 27, refused to get on the ground while being arrested and present his arms to be handcuffed....

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:09pm
  • U.S. Marshals last week arrested in Tacoma, Wash., a former Port Graham man charged with first-degree sexual assault on a minor. Benjamin L. Moonin, 49, had been accused by Alaska State Troopers of fondling a young girl in Port Graham in January 2011. Marshals said in a press release that Moonin had...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:08pm
  • Neither rain nor snow could deter Homer area residents from attending a town hall meeting with Sen. Mark Begich on Sunday. More than 100 people crowded into the commons of Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College-University of Alaska Anchorage, to listen to the senator’s comments and to ask qu...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:26pm
  • On Valentine’s Day, couples all over the world declare their love for each other. Some say it with cards. Some with flowers. Some with a candlelight dinner.Ask long-time married couple Toras and Edna Fisk of East End Road how they plan to celebrate their almost-70 years of marriage — their anniv...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:21pm
  • Moments before the Homer City Council finally voted on an ordinance creating the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District, a telephone connection with council member Barbara Howard failed. Other than a slightly tense moment as City Clerk Jo Johnson tried and reconnected with Howard, the vote on...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:18pm

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