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  • JUNEAU — A government report indicates a large-scale copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region could have devastating effects on the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery and adversely affect Alaska Natives, whose culture is built around salmon....

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:18pm
  • JUNEAU — Rep. Beth Kerttula announced Tuesday that she is resigning from the Alaska Legislature for a fellowship with her alma mater, Stanford University. Her resignation will take effect Friday. She said she stepped down as minority leader Tuesday, which also was the opening day of the new legisl...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:12pm
  • By Becky Bohrer The Associated Press JUNEAU — Fall-back options, such as large cuts in capital budgets, imposing state sales or income taxes or cutting Permanent Fund dividends, may not eliminate future deficits, according to a newly released analysis by the Legislative F...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:11pm
  • An open house last Friday offered visitors a chance to tour the new Independent Living Center offices and take a peek inside the remodeled building that most recently was the Pioneer Building Pizzeria. Building owners Harmon and Polly Hall purchased the building at 265 E. Pioneer Ave. in 2012 from S...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:10pm
  • The International Pacific Halibut Commission made the hard choice last week and slashed quotas in several areas. The quota for the commercial longline fishery in Alaska waters is 16.75 million pounds, a drop of 23 percent from 2013. Here is the commercial quota breakdown by area: • 2C, Sou...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:06pm
  • By Molly Dischner Morris News Service - Alaska  SEATTLE — Commercial and charter halibut fishermen on the Kenai Peninsula will see a reduced catch in 2014 under limits announced Jan. 17 at the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s annual meeting. The commissio...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:47pm
  • From Chapman School preschoolers noted for behaving responsibly and kindergarteners recognized for being caring to the school’s basketball team and straight-A students, Chapman’s K-8 student body received certificates and loud applause Tuesday.  Undaunted when the lights temporarily went ou...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:50pm
  • Student News: Dana Olesch of Homer has been named to the Beloit College dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list a student must carry a semester grade point average of 3.4 or higher and take a minimum of three letter-graded cour...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:50pm
  • With the biggest team they’ve ever had — 33 going to tournaments — the Homer High School’s Drama, Debate and Forensics team is headed to Anchorage’s East High School for a two-day tournament on Friday and Saturday. “We’ve been very successful, not just in competition, but also in funct...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:48pm
  • A Homer Electric Association lineman was medevaced to Seattle Jan. 8 following an electrical accident. Jacob Adams, 33, of Anchor Point, was at the burn unit of Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, but was released Jan. 12, a medical center spokesperson said.  Adams is getting outpatient care fr...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:22pm

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