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  • Ballot Measure 1 would allow residents to register to vote when they apply for PFD   Ballot Measure 1 is the sole voter intiative on this fall’s general-election ballot. If approved by voters Nov. 8, Ballot Measure 1 would allow Alaskans to register to vote when they apply for their PFD each ...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:34pm
  • State Sen. Anna MacKinnon of Eagle River has tried for more than four years to make student loans cheaper. That effort will now be decided by voters on Tuesday. If enacted, Ballot Measure 2 would amend Alaska’s Constitution so the state could borrow money on behalf of the Alaska Student Loan Corpo...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:18pm
  • In the presidential election on Nov. 8, if voting Democrat, Alaskans will choose June Degnan, D’Arcy Hutchings and Victor Fischer. If voting Republican, they will choose Sean Parnell, Jacqueline Tupou or Carolyn Leman. Or maybe they will choose a slate from the Constitution Party, the Green Party ...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:15pm
  • The 2016 Rotary Health Fair will provide the Homer-area community with an opportunity to consult with a new array of doctors, get a flu shot, do a variety of wellness checks and even enjoy a massage. The fair, which has served Homer residents for 33 years, has many services for the community to take...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:12pm
  • The Insurance Services Office, or ISO, has reclassified the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Service Area to a better ISO rating. The service area’s rating has improved from a 7/9 to a 5/5Y rating, Fire Chief Al Terry said in a press release last week. The new rating affects insurance rates...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 1:29pm
  • KBFPC board names Catriona Reynolds as new executive director Catriona Reynolds has been named the new executive director of Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic. She previously worked as clinic manager there....

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 1:26pm
  • Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna is moving forward with plans to update its obstetrics wing and to install the Kenai Peninsula’s first catheterization lab. The hospital has been looking to update the obstetrics department for years and has observed a growing need for a catheterization lab ...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 1:19pm
  • As Homer Electric Association proceeds with its election to withdraw from the oversight of the state utilities regulator, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, the HEA subsidiary Alaska Electric and Energy Cooperative is also planning a deregulation election....

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 1:15pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s task force on health care reached a set of final recommendations last week. The Healthcare Task Force, which has been meeting for more than a year, unanimously approved an 11-page report to the borough administration and assembly with recommendations for how to move f...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 1:09pm
  • Gov. Walker stops short of selling pension bonds The Walker administration has put its plan to sell up to $3.3 billion in pension obligation bonds on hold. Gov. Bill Walker said Tuesday in a statement from his office that concerns from the members of the Senate Finance Committee about the proposal l...

    Fri, 10/28/2016 - 8:25am

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