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    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 4:01pm
  • Robin Schmidt of the Social Security Administration’s office in Anchorage will be in the Homer City Hall Cowles Council Chambers on Sept 18 to give a presentation on “Understanding Social Security” from noon-1:30 p.m. From 1:30-2:30 p.m., there will be a “mySocialSecurity” present...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 3:59pm
  • Having doubled its inventory in six years, the Homer Fire Station was running out of space in 1980. “Even when all the pumpers, tankers and trucks had nice homes, there would not be any room for other important activities: fixing the equipment, drying the hoses, training the volunteers,” Fire Ch...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 3:58pm
  • FAIRBANKS (AP) — The Alaska Railroad Corp. is reporting revenue growth of more than 4 percent in the last fiscal year, despite declines in petroleum and coal shipments.Railroad revenue rose 4.3 percent between July 2013 and July 2014, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:20pm
  • Southern Kenai Peninsula residents traveling north of Kenai are reminded that field work for the Alaska LNG project is being conducted in Nikiski south of Mile 23 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Work to characterize the geophysical conditions began this week and is scheduled to end by mid-November. Those...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:19pm
  • JUNEAU — The proposed Alaska Marine Highway System schedule for the summer 2015 season has been placed on the AMHS website for public review. These documents can be accessed through a link on the homepage at FerryAlaska.com or directly through the following address: ...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:18pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — Alaskans will find out the size of their Permanent Fund dividends next week.Gov. Sean Parnell is set to announce the amount on Sept. 17 in Anchorage.Dividends are distributed annually to Alaska residents who meet certain requirements, with the amount based on a five-year average of t...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:17pm
  • As paving season peaks, getting asphalt to construction sites across Alaska has become more complicated and expensive since Flint Hills Resources closed its North Pole oil refinery.The real price of asphalt oil has spiked about 20 percent over last year — about $150 per ton — for construction pr...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:15pm
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska Division of Insurance has approved rate increases of up to 40 percent for individuals who bought health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace.Roughly 10,000 Alaskans receive federal subsidies to help pay their premiums, and increases for those individuals...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:13pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has agreed to buy up to $13 million in canned pink salmon to ease a glut that has weighed down prices for Alaska fishermen.In July, Gov. Sean Parnell asked the USDA to buy $37 million worth of canned fish under a federal law that allows the governme...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:07pm

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