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  • Dr. Sarah Spencer of South Peninsula Hospital is now accepting referrals for the treatment of addiction to prescription pain pills or heroin, the hospital announced this week in a press release.  Dr. Spencer, a South Peninsula Hospital medical staff member, is currently the only provider in the...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:32pm
  • JUNEAU — Where does your food come from? Where does your kid’s school lunch come from? Ninety-five percent of the time, the answer is a barge. Lia Heifetz, owner of Grow Southeast and Food Security Coordinator for Southeast Conference, hopes to increase security in the region through production ...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:30pm
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would temporarily restrict participation by a state-sponsored corporation in an alternate gas pipeline project proposed by Gov. Bill Walker. The vote followed a failed attempt by legislative leaders and Walker to reach an agreement. The vote wa...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:28pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — A federal judge says the group behind the proposed Pebble Mine can serve a subpoena on an Internet services provider to preserve emails from a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employee and an attorney who has represented Pebble critics. Attorneys for the Pebble Limited Par...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:27pm
  • A bill that has been filed and failed every year since 2009 that would create a priority for personal use fishing seems to be getting legs this year. Senate Bill 42, also called “The Alaskans-First Fishing Bill,” would prioritize personal use fisheries when restrictions are impl...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:26pm
  • Due to the increase in the energy rate and the Cost of Power Adjustment, Homer Electric Association monthly residential service bills will reflect an average increase of nearly $13 starting May 1 — including the first rise in energy rates since 2013. The estimate is based on the average HEA member...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:25pm
  • Homeric Traders celebrated its one-year anniversary this week by having a grand re-opening April 1 and showcasing 12 new vendors to the shop. Ken Sprague and Nickie Knight, owners of Homeric Traders located at 1130 Ocean Drive, say they hope this new shift to featuring local artists and designers wi...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:24pm
  • JUNEAU — With polarizing issues facing the Alaska Legislature, there couldn’t have been a more interesting time for the state’s freshman U.S. senator to make a stop at the Capitol. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, made it clear in his first-ever address to lawmakers that his intention is to push a...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:58am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — A Senate subcommittee has proposed cutting $23 million from Alaska’s transportation department budget compared with this year, $8.9 million more than the House cut. Sen. Dennis Egan expressed frustration with the proposed ferry system cuts, which subcommittee chair Peter Micciche a...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:44am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — Aspiring actors and representatives of companies that support the film industry testified in support of the state’s film tax credit program during a Senate committee hearing Tuesday. The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on Sen. Bill Stoltze’s bill to end the state’s film...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:43am

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