• The Furie Alaska jack-up rig Randolph Yost is at the Deep Water Dock in Homer last Friday as fishing boats conduct spill-response exercises in Kachemak Bay.  According to City Manager Katie Koester’s report to the Homer City Council at its Monday meeting, the rig will leave the Deep W...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:19am
  • JUNEAU — A life-sized whale statue has landed Juneau in hot water as a cruise ship association alleges it’s a symbol of the Alaska city’s misuse of millions in fees paid by visitors. The Cruise Lines International Association and its Alaska affiliate filed a lawsuit against the city and boroug...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:07am
  • The back-and-forth over who will pay what to state retirement plans has caused plenty of consternation in Juneau the last two weeks, but a new study concludes the debate would be unnecessary if Alaska had just followed its own guidelines the last time state pensions were reformed....

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:05am
  • The KBBI AM 890 Public Radio board of directors has appointed program director Terry Rensel to succeed Dave Anderson as general manager, KBBI announced in a press release last month.  Anderson retired April 8. Rensel started Monday as the new general manager....

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:00am
  • The Homer College, Career and Job Fair will be a one-stop shop for job seekers and employers to meet and greet each other.  The fair is for those people just entering the job market as well as experienced workers considering a career change. It will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Kache...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 9:55am
  • Alaska’s tourism industry should be a bright spot in 2016 as other sectors of the state’s economy face uphill battles.  The final tally of cruise passengers, which often make up more than half of all visitors to the state, is expected to be up about 2 percent over what was a strong 2015, ac...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:51am
  • The end of winter in Homer marked the beginning of a short but sweet season for Homer residents Anna Meredith and Jake Beaudoin.  In the small window of time between the spring thaw and budding leaves, usually between 15-24 days, Meredith and Beaudoin collect sap from approximately 600 Kenai bi...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:50am
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released statewide forecasts for salmon, and 2016 promises fewer fish than last year’s price-deadening sockeye glut.  Statewide, ADFG said 2016 will see a drop in the total salmon harvest, led by an especially sharp decline in pink salmon. Projection...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:34am
  • JUNEAU — A House fisheries committee advanced a rewrite of Gov. Bill Walker’s fisheries tax bill on Tuesday, diverting half of the potential revenue into a seafood marketing fund. The bill, one of six proposed taxes on industries from Walker, could raise an additional $18 million in revenue by a...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:32am
  • An independent review of the Legislative Council’s options to deal with the Anchorage Legislative Information Office building found the cost of purchasing the building to be nearly on par with moving the Legislature’s Anchorage offices elsewhere. San Francisco-based Navigant Consulting Director ...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 4:27pm

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