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  • Alaska’s bankers keep eyes on uncertain future By DJ Summers Morris News Service - Alaska “There was cautious optimism in the first six months of the year,” said First National Bank Alaska Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Michelle Schuh. “Now I think people are just being ca...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 8:07am
  • Group to protest smaller PFD By Stephanie Prokop Morris News Service - Alaska Local retailers are expected to receive a boost when the dividend is distributed on Oct. 6, but not as big a boost compared to previous years....

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 8:06am
  • Market may be officially over, but growers still plan to sell By KYRA WAGNER FOR THE HOMER NEWS Yes, the Homer Farmers Market is “officially” over. No more credit card machine, no more music, no more Market memorabilia. But that doesn’t mean that there won’t be a place to get fresh and local...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 8:05am
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ­— Gov. Bill Walker illegally vetoed Alaska Permanent Fund earnings that were required to be transferred to dividends, a lawsuit filed Friday by a state senator and two former state senators claims. Facing a multibillion-dollar deficit, Walker in June cut in half the ann...

    Tue, 09/27/2016 - 10:42am
  • Armstrong Energy CEO aims to prove North Slope is still ‘target rich’ By Elwood Brehmer Morris News Service - Alaska ANCHORAGE — If all goes as planned, the upcoming North Slope drilling season could be the winter of Bill. Bill Armstrong, CEO and founder of his namesake company Armstrong Energ...

    Tue, 09/27/2016 - 10:22am
  • Legislative panels address hot pot topics Welcome to the conversation, legislators. Senate and House Judiciary Committees called a joint informational meeting at the Downtown Anchorage Legislative Information Office on Sept. 14 to discuss the hottest and longest running topics in the Alaska marijuan...

    Tue, 09/27/2016 - 10:19am
  • Questions raised last week as to whether Homer City Council candidate Kimberly Ketter is eligible to run for office as a result of her felony conviction for driving under the influence were based on false information. Ketter can run for the city council seat while on probation. The city’s declara...

    Sat, 09/24/2016 - 1:17pm
  • 1. What is your vision for Homer? Mayoral candidate David Lewis: First, I envision Homer as a Four Season Destination for recreation that includes eco tourism, outdoor activities and the arts. Second, we should strive to become the main destination for large vessel ...

    Thu, 09/22/2016 - 5:10pm
  • In its annual visit to Homer, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly stalled on a revision of the borough’s Planning Commission opposed by both the Homer City Council and the Homer Advisory Planning Commission.  In a 4-4 vote, the assembly tied — and thus defeated — Ordinance 16-25, an ordi...

    Thu, 09/22/2016 - 2:49pm
  • Each month, this column will feature tips on how to include everyday literacy in your family’s daily routine using five familiar practices: reading, talking, playing, singing, and writing together. Each article will include book and digital media recommendations as well as activities you can try a...

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:12pm

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