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  • Parking lots, storm drains, the cop shop, a remodel of the fire station and community recreation. At its Monday night regular meeting, the Homer City Council dealt with a lot of the details of running “the city that works,” Homer’s official government motto, but also postponed or sent back to ...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 2:23pm
  • ANCHORAGE — The first batch of marijuana business license applications is available to the public, and so far Alaskans have more interest in growing than selling. The Marijuana Control Board began accepting license applications on Feb. 24, but only made them available to the public March 14. Publi...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:47am
  • JUNEAU — Two Republican lawmakers want to add legislative oversight to the board of an organization that plays a key role in Alaska’s natural gas pipeline project development. Both Sen. Mia Costello and House Speaker Mike Chenault have proposed adding two non-voting lawmakers to the board of the...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:45am
  • At a distance of 220 miles and a 40-minute flight from South Peninsula Hospital to Anchorage, the time and distance can present challenges for getting intensive care at the lower Kenai Peninsula’s only rural hospital. If the weather is bad, LifeMed and other medevac services can’t fly. Patients ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:42am
  • JUNEAU — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said he is willing to call the Legislature into a special session if lawmakers don’t pass any revenue proposals to help close a multibillion-dollar budget deficit. His push for more income comes as the state’s Department of Revenue on Monday released a forecast...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:38am
  • Not surprisingly, Alaska’s fiscal picture got worse with the March 21 release of the 2016 Spring Revenue Forecast. Total state revenue for the 2016 fiscal year, which ends June 30, is now projected to be about $3.6 billion, down more than 60 percent from the $9.5 billion of income estimated in the...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:37am
  • The staff and students at Kachemak Selo School are still waiting to hear whether there will be room in next year’s budget for a new building. The K-12 replacement facility is sitting at the top of the Alaska Department of Early Education and Development FY17 construction grant list, and was placed...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:59am
  • Chapman School  March 24: Third quarter awards assembly. March 28: Spring pictures. March 30: Tsunami warning drill, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Tsunami sirens and warnings may be heard, or broacasted on TV or radio. However, it’s just ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:53am
  • Though Linda Reinhart has spent over four decades as a volunteer at Paul Banks Elementary, a more fitting title would be resident grandmother. Reinhart, who is indeed referred to as Grandma Reinhart by both staff and students, volunteered off and on for 32 years at the school and has been a consiste...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:52am
  • Children in Homer and Anchor Point have the opportunity to hunt thousands of eggs over Easter weekend at several local events. More than 3,000 real and plastic eggs will adorn fields and lawns outside organizations and churches, waiting for tiny hands to put them into bags and baskets.   ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:34am

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