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  • KENAI — The rising cost of health-care premiums for city employees has the city of Kenai grappling with a proposed half mill rate increase as administration works to finalize the city’s operating budget for 2015. Kenai City Manager Rick Koch said the mill rate has not increased in the eight year...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:13pm
  • The Kenai branch of Acuren USA has suspended operations after the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission found high radiation readings during a surprise inspection in early April. The company is licensed to use radioactive materials when inspecting pipe welds. According to a confirmatory action...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:12pm
  • The Homer News took home 13 Alaska Press Club awards last Saturday at the statewide media organization’s annual conference and banquet. Now celebrating its 50th year, the Homer News also took third place for best weekly newspaper. Topping the list are five first-place awards: • Best sports photo...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:11pm
  • Homer News staff writer Michael Armstrong, also a science fiction writer, has been honored for his service to the Science-fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, a national writers organization. He will receive the Kevin O’Donnell Jr. Service to SFWA award at SFWA’s Nebula Awards banquet in San ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:00pm
  • ANCHORAGE — The three main Republican candidates for U.S. Senate all are anti-abortion, believe government surveillance goes too far and are not in favor of legalizing marijuana. Fairbanks attorney Joe Miller, former Attorney General Dan Sullivan and current Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell answered questi...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:56am
  • The Togiak sac roe herring fishery started nearly two weeks earlier than predicted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game analysis of Bering Sea ice and temperature models. That analysis called for the fishery to kick off May 10. Instead, it started with a gillnet opening April 27, lasting until ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:52am
  • Resources for All Alaskans, a group formed to combat a proposed initiative to ban commercial setnet fishing in certain parts of the state, met in Kenai to talk strategy with several local fishing groups after being dealt a blow when an Alaska Superior Court judge ruled that it could not intervene in...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:49am
  • South Peninsula Hospital invites the public to an open house and art opening at their new pediatric therapy gym from 3-5 p.m. April 30. The event includes healthy snacks and kid-friendly arts and crafts.  On display will be an art exhibit from children of the Girassol Child Care and Art C...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:24am
  • South Peninsula Hospital Rehab Department welcomes speech-language pathologist Jessica Powell, MS, CCC-SLP. Powell is available for appointments to evaluate, diagnose and individually treat speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in individuals of all ages. She provides in...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:23am
  • A one-day, six-module “NSTC Unescorted Program,” plus a hydrogen sulfide/iron sulfide class is being offered by Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College-University of Alaska Anchorage, and the University of Alaska Mining and Petroleum Training Service.  Upon completion of this course, p...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:21am

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