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  • The Statewide Broadband Task Force has released its final plan and recommendations for deploying high speed broadband across the state. The report outlines key findings and offers recommendations to reach the goal of providing every Alaska household access to 100 megabits per second (Mbps) of broadb...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:16pm
  • Need your deck repaired? New screen door installed? Until Jan. 1, these minor jobs can be performed by anyone — no registration or bond required. However, starting in 2015, all construction contractors will require registration and bonding, regardless of the size or type of work performed, accordi...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:16pm
  • Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed more than $66,000 to support their community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive.  The credit union and the Alaska USA Foundation teamed up for the annual Cash for Cans fundraiser, collecting cash donations at Alaska USA bran...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:14pm
  • JUNEAU — Just over a week before he is sworn in, Gov.-elect Bill Walker announced his first Cabinet picks — Mark Myers as Natural Resources commissioner and Randall Hoffbeck as Revenue commissioner. Myers is a former director of the state Division of Oil and Gas and U.S. Geological Survey who mo...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:10pm
  • JUNEAU — Just over a week before he is sworn in, Gov.-elect Bill Walker announced his first Cabinet picks — Mark Myers as Natural Resources commissioner and Randall Hoffbeck as Revenue commissioner. Myers is a former director of the state Division of Oil and Gas and U.S. Geological Survey who mo...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:10pm
  • By Mark Thiessen The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — A superior court judge has invalidated the state of Alaska’s requirement that local school districts help pay for education, which could leave a cash-strapped state on the hook for more than $220 million in additional fu...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:08pm
  • Among those representing Homer at the Pacific Marine Expo 2014 in Seattle Nov. 19-21, were, from left, Peter Ford of Kachemak Marine Haulout Service; Jennifer Hakala of NOMAR; Kate Mitchell of NOMAR and president of Homer Marine Trades Association; Eric Sloth of Sloth Marine; Bryan Hawkins o...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:06pm
  • Bristol Bay is expecting a sockeye salmon harvest topping 40 million fish next year, including the southern Alaska Peninsula. That’s bound to challenge harvesters and processors in ensuring quality, and have a chilling effect on prices for Upper Cook Inlet sockeyes....

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:03pm
  • By LINDSAY OLSEN FOR THE HOMER NEWS...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:01pm
  • From Sitka to Kodiak, small, independent commercial fishermen are taking an increasingly hands-on role in marketing their own fish. Rhonda Hubbard and her husband Jim of Seward started selling and processing their own fish more than two decades ago. Since then, she’s seen more fishermen do the sam...

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:26am

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