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  • In less than two weeks, Homer citizens vote in a special election that will decide the fate of the city’s 2016 budget. Last month, City Manager Katie Koester submitted to the Homer City Council, and the council introduced, its budget for next year. Homer follows a calendar fiscal year, with the bu...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:20am
  • The sentencing for an Anchorage man guilty of murder has been postponed and moved to Homer after a communication mishap. Demarqus Green, 23, was found guilty in May of second-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the 2012 shooting of Demian Sagerser, then 40. Green’s defense attorney had ar...

    Wed, 11/18/2015 - 12:27pm
  • Editor's Note: This brief has been changed to reflect the correct day of the Business After Hours event. NAPA to host Nov. 19 Business After Hours event Kachemak Auto Parts/NAPA will host the next Homer Chamber of Commerce Business After H...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:56am
  • Morris News Service — Alaska Alaska Airlines significantly increased its capacity and improved its on-time performance in October, according to a monthly operational report released Nov. 3. The mainline carrier reported a 12.3 percent increase in passenger traffic on a 13.2 percen...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:55am
  • Snow has fallen across much of Alaska, and winter tires could be more important than ever this season. Cuts to the state operating budget have forced the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to eliminate 35 surface transportation maintenance positions and abolish overtime for wi...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:54am
  • Alaska once again led the nation’s seafood output in 2014, according to a recently released report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. According to the administration, or NOAA, Alaska led all states in sheer volume of U.S. seafood landings with 5.7 billion pounds valued at $1...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:52am
  • Seafood producers were hoping U.S. consumers would have cheaper salmon this year, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.  The $8.99 per pound of Alaska sockeye the U.S. consumer pays at a minimum in Anchorage isn’t making its way back down the chain to the fishermen, whose overall pay has be...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:49am
  • A group of Bristol Bay fishermen have started a petition to have a mediator from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development intervene between Bristol Bay fishermen and the processors to negotiate a fair price prior to next season after being paid a base price of 50 cen...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:48am
  • There is a good chance the 63 unhoused students at Kachemak Selo School will get a new building. The K-12 Kachemak Selo replacement school is ranked as the top priority on the Alaska Department of Early Education and Development preliminary FY17 school construction grant money list. The initial agen...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:38am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District   Last spring, third- through tenth-graders took a new assessment, Alaska Measures Progress, for the first time. AMP replaces the Standards Based Assessments and tests language arts and math skills. District and school results were releas...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:38am

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