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  • JUNEAU — The chairman of the Senate State Affairs Committee said Tuesday that he wants to vet several ideas surrounding the use of Alaska Permanent Fund earnings. Sen. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, said that could include a constitutional amendment to allow voters to weigh in on the matter. So far, suc...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:50am
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker called for bold action and for Alaskans to pull together as the state confronts a multibillion-dollar budget deficit exacerbated by chronically low oil prices. He used his State of the State speech Jan. 21 for a “family talk,” to lay out the situation for Alaskans and...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:50am
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker called for bold action and for Alaskans to pull together as the state confronts a multibillion-dollar budget deficit exacerbated by chronically low oil prices. He used his State of the State speech Jan. 21 for a “family talk,” to lay out the situation for Alaskans and...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:50am
  • AmericasCuisine will host this month’s Homer Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event.  It takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Homer Elks Lodge.  There will be plenty of door prizes, refreshments and opportunities to mingle and network with others. For more infor...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:49am
  • JUNEAU — If you factor in the sizes of their respective budgets, Alaska’s $50 billion Permanent Fund leaves the state in a better financial position than Norway’s $820 billion savings account....

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:48am
  • JUNEAU — While Alaskans hope for a rebound in oil prices, the state’s top revenue economist warned the Alaska Senate Finance Committee that even if prices rebound, they may not stay high for long. John Tichotsky, chief economist for the Tax Division of the Alaska Department of Revenue, told legi...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:46am
  • The Jan. 21 school pages contained errors: • In the story headlined “Superintendent, principal learn all about pie in the eye,” Brian Dusek was incorrectly identified. He is a student at Soldotna High School. • In the Kenai Peninsula Youth Court story, not all of the students recently sworn ...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:17am
  • JUNEAU — After almost four years of preparation and planning, plus millions of dollars in implementation, Alaska’s new standardized testing scheme appears bound for the garbage can less than two months before students take it the second time....

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:16am
  • The next time the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District administrators and the support staff and teacher associations meet for negotiations will be in the presence of an advisory arbitrator. A hearing with Gary Axon, an Oregon-based arbitrator jointly selected by the three teams, is scheduled for ...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:05am
  • When Bruce and I moved to Anchor Point in 1978, it was a very different place than it is today. It required a degree of self-sufficiency we were unfamiliar with coming from urban areas in Ohio and Florida. After spending three years in Anchorage, in the midst of the pre-pipeline wild-west atmosphere...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 9:29am

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