• If Alaska fishermen want coffee at the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet finfish meeting, the Alaska Board of Fisheries might have to change the location to the Kenai Peninsula. In a Nov. 16 letter to the Board of Fisheries, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre, Kenai Mayor Pat Porter and Soldotna Mayor P...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:33am
  • The Alaska Marijuana Control Board accepted its final draft of the regulations that will govern the new industry, legalized by Ballot Initiative 2 in November 2014. The new cannabis industry regulations include a concession to marijuana clubs that still leaves a hazy legal area to be challenged late...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:27am
  • After five years of debate, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved genetically modified salmon for food. The AquAdvantage salmon, produced by Massachusetts-based biotechnology company AquaBounty Technologies, is the first genetically modified animal approved for food in the United States. Th...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:25am
  • Diana Jeska of the Homer Community Food Pantry, left, accepts a check from Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Homer branch manager Alita Mahan. Alaska USA Foundation recently announced that Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed $76,300 to support community food banks during the an...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:21am
  • Boat owners should be bracing for a new round of regulations for older boats more than 50 feet in length.  The Alternate Safety Compliance Program, part of the U.S. Coast Guard Reauthorization Act of 2010, is due to take effect in 2020, which seemed far into the future when it was first propose...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:19am
  • NAPA to host this evening’s Business After Hours event Kachemak Auto Parts/NAPA will host today’s Homer Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event. The mixer is from 5-6:30 p.m. at the auto parts store, located at 3545 Main Street. There will be plenty of do...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:39am
  • Managers are concerned that pressure on the Kenai River could increase if the Alaska LNG project goes through. The project is still tentative and will not receive a final ruling until 2018 at the earliest, but if it does go through, the borough could see an influx of as many as 5,000 workers for the...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:38am
  • Alaska Communications System Group Inc. revenue is down after selling off its wireless business to its fellow Alaska telecom GCI, but net income through nine months has sharply increased. Net income through three-quarters of the year for Alaska Communications was $12.6 million compared to just $2.6 ...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:37am
  • General Communications Inc. had another strong quarter in terms of revenue, particularly broadband subscribers and tourist season roaming fees, but the company is still absorbing last year’s major purchase of wireless business in its bottom line. GCI reported $19.9 million in net income in the thi...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:36am
  • JUNEAU — Eight attorneys have applied for the upcoming vacancy on the Alaska Supreme Court. Justice Dana Fabe has announced plans to retire June 1. Fabe was the first woman appointed to serve on the court. The Alaska Judicial Council released the names of the applicants and biographical informatio...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:35am

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