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  • The Alaska marijuana industry first business licenses will be issued in June, and the most crucial kind have the lowest number of applications. Testing facilities — one of the four commercial cannabis licenses created under legalization — present a possible industry bottleneck. All cannabis prod...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:01am
  • HOUSTON  — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by nine this week to 406, another all-time low amid depressed energy prices. A year ago, 888 rigs were active. Alaska’s rig count was unchanged this week, but rigs are down to five compared to 10 in the same...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:49am
  • The round tables were fringed with people chatting leisurely and exchanging bits of news, like they were on lunch break. A few feet away, two young men ignored the conversation and clicked away on desktop computers. Yet another group stood on the edges of the room, pacing and waiting, their heads sn...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:49am
  • JUNEAU — After a month of debate, the Alaska House of Representatives has approved legislation that cuts the annual state subsidy for the oil and gas industry. In a 25-12 vote, the House approved a modified version of House Bill 247, proposed by a pair of Republicans: Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North P...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:44am
  • A total of 102 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students from around the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District converged on Homer Middle School on Thursday, May 5th, for the 10th annual KPBSD Middle School Math Meet. Homer Middle School students stood their ground against tough competition from Ke...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:01am
  • Homer High School   Quinn Weddle Alward Samuel Ray Archuleta Isabel Gallan Beach Mikylla Elaine Blauvelt Lyndsay Dee Brown Nolan Pearce Bunting Kyle Jay Carroll Miles Anthony Catlin Hayden Wyatt Chase Alexander Thomas Clark Desiree Elaine Cleary Jaret Lee Cole...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:01am
  • Homer High School social studies teacher Kendra Nelson’s first period world history class includes students from Homer High School and Kenai Central High School, yet neither school has to make tricky travel arrangements.  Using video-conferencing technology, Nelson’s students connect with G...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:56am
  • In December 1973, the State of Alaska leased tracts in Kachemak Bay for oil and gas exploration and development. The lease sale brought in nearly $25 million dollars. Local fishermen and others united to challenge the leases and to push oil and gas out of Kachemak Bay’s rich fisheries. Eventually,...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:49am
  • A Homer resident called 911 to report that someone had broken into her home on Saturday, May 14 at 6:48 a.m. Homer Police responded and found that someone had entered the residence and taken several items from the home, including firearms. The firearms taken were described to police by the victim as...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:33am
  • “Disco!” yells an excited boy standing on top of a cluster of rocks on Otter Rock. The rest of the group comprised of fourth, fifth, and sixth graders and two naturalists look up from the tide pools and start moving towards him....

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:31am

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