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  • It’s over, but not done. At 11:46 a.m. Sunday, the Alaska Senate adjourned the fourth special session of the 29th Alaska Legislature. Forty minutes later, Gov. Bill Walker issued a proclamation stating that the fifth special session will begin on July 11. On its agenda will be three items: Using t...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:20am
  • The values of some oil and gas properties in the Kenai Peninsula Borough jumped in the most recent state assessment, producing about $1.1 million more for the borough in property taxes. Much of that increase comes from the Nikiski area, where the tax values for the year increased by approximately $5...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:20am
  • ANCHORAGE — A national environmental group is asking federal fisheries officials to block a drilling company’s plans for offshore hydraulic fracturing in Alaska’s Cook Inlet. The Center for Biological Diversity says fracking by BlueCrest Energy will threaten endangered beluga whales. The group...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:30am
  • Within a few weeks drivers passing between Anchor Point and Ninilchik may see a new feature on the coastline — BlueCrest Energy’s 30 foot-tall drill rig, scheduled to be erected soon on the oil company’s wellpad around Mile 151 of the Sterling Highway....

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:29am
  • The Homer Farmers Market is in the perfect location. Very few markets have the good fortune of a permanent location so that tents and infrastructure can stay up all summer. That means that instead of just a pop-up tent village, our Market booths are more permanent, hand built, and full of personalit...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:29am
  • FAIRBANKS (AP) — The bill to restructure the Alaska Permanent Fund to help pay for government could be too optimistic about the market, the head of the corporation that manages the fund told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner editorial board Tuesday. Angela Rodell, the CEO of the Alaska Permanent Fund...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:29am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska House of Representatives stood for a moment of silence Monday to honor the shooting victims of the deadly attack at the gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Rep. Matt Claman asked his colleagues to stand in unity for those injured and killed and their families. The Anchorage...

    Thu, 06/16/2016 - 1:55pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is returning to using its own employees to handle appointments for Alaska veterans who need medical services outside the VA system. State lawmakers announced Monday that TriWest Healthcare Alliance will no longer make appointments for veterans....

    Thu, 06/16/2016 - 1:54pm
  • 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 - 11:39am
  • 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 - 11:39am

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