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  • The Kenai Peninsula’s relatively diverse economy has some room to grow in the next few years, accommodating for lower oil prices and production as well as an aging population. The most recent Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, compiled by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 12:39pm
  • Even on a rainy day like last Saturday, the Homer Farmers Market is packed. It is filled with what are known as “co-producers.” To understand what a co-producer is, we need to think about producers. They are the dedicated individuals who show up every week and stand in their booth (smiling or gr...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 12:39pm
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    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 11:13am
  • Ninilchik may be small in size, but not flavor. The most recent offering attracting hungry residents, visitors and Sterling Highway travelers is Keen Kow Thai Food. No puzzle about the restaurant’s name. Translated, it means, “Eat Thai food.” That encouragement is underscored by the tantalizin...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 11:09am
  • The Alaska Legislature is moving quickly to address a bill that would divert a portion of the Alaska Permanent Fund to pay for the state’s annual expenses, but judging by the emails and calls reaching legislative offices this week, Alaskans still have a lot of questions. Here’s some answers to s...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 11:09am
  • KODIAK (AP) — A pest control technician in Kodiak says this year’s warm winter has caused a spike in the number of rats on the island. BJ Johnson with American Pest Management said rat populations have surged throughout Kodiak Island this year following a third straight winter of warmer-than-nor...

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 2:37pm
  • The Alaska Senate voted late Monday to spend almost $1.8 billion per year from the Alaska Permanent Fund earnings reserve on the operations of state government. If approved by the House, the action would erase about half of Alaska’s multibillion-dollar deficit but roughly halve the annual Alaska P...

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 2:16pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Two maritime unions with 250 Alaska jobs at stake have begun a campaign to stop the operator of the trans-Alaska pipeline from switching to a nonunion company for escorting oil tankers safely out of Prince William Sound, where the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil in...

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 2:14pm
  • Started by local couple Wendy Swan-Salam and Abdulai Salam, The Swan Market provides opportunities for community vendors to fill a gap in Homer’s community market scene: cruise ship tourism....

    Thu, 06/09/2016 - 2:08pm

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