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  • The whole lot smelled of diesel, mud, rubber and rain. Brandon Leary, a crane operator for Crowley Maritime, delicately extended the hydraulic lift on the dull yellow crane, lowering the round weight onto a wood platform. Bill Elmore swung his right arm horizontally, raindrops pinging from his hardh...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:49am
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. has committed to hearing investment pitches from companies and projects working on ways to address climate change.  Valerie Mertz, the corporation’s acting CEO, says the corporation committed to hearing investment opportunities of up to $200 million ...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:47am
  • Although the ordinance allowing a sales tax to be collected in Soldotna on non-prepared food items was repealed in the Oct. 6 regular election, customers at Fred Meyer were still paying sales taxes Tuesday, a week after the proposition took effect....

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:46am
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has selected Scott Kelley as the new director for the Division of Commercial Fisheries. The position has been vacant since former director Jeff Regnart stepped down at the beginning of October. ...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:45am
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature is set to convene for its third special session this year, this time to consider a buyout of one of the state’s partners on a proposed multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas project....

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:44am
  • The Juneau-based Halibut Coalition is putting out a last-minute call for people to send comments to the International Pacific Halibut Commission regarding the appointment of two commissioners....

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:44am
  • Chapman School Oct. 22: Family Ed Night, 6 p.m Oct. 23: Fire drill with APES, KESA, and Homer responding, 10 a.m. Oct. 23: Basketball vs. Cook Inlet Academy.  Oct. 27: Basketball at Chapman vs. Ninilchik. ...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:29am
  • At the West Homer Elementary Fourth Annual Potato Fest last week, students proved that science can be both fun and tasty. It was a busy afternoon for members of the student council, who were assigned to serve food to the 250 third-through-sixth-grade students and their families who packed the school...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:25am
  • Next month, Alaska Bible Institute marks its 50th year of training and equipping Christians for life and ministry. In a three-day celebration, an expected 300 alumni and friends will gather from around the world to honor the school’s rich history, equip for its present and envision for its future....

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 7:38am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is crowdsourcing for a second year to assist with budget development. Superintendent Sean Dusek and Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones held a crash course on the sources and uses of available funds for the fiscal year 2017, broadcast with Microsoft Lync v...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 7:35am

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