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  • The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance will appeal the state’s decision to reject its proposed ballot initiative that would ban setnetters in Cook Inlet. In November, AFCA submitted signatures asking for voters to consider banning setnetting in the urban, nonsubsistence, areas of the state —...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:52pm
  • FAIRBANKS (AP) — A Fairbanks utility that provides steam heat to downtown businesses has been given the go-ahead to increase its prices. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Regulatory Commission of Alaska will let Aurora Energy increase its rates by 43 percent. Customers will now pay $15 pe...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:52pm
  • The members of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union and Alaska USA Foundation joined forces to donate a total $49,300 to 17 food banks in Alaska, Washington and the high desert region of California as part of the credit union’s annual “Cash and Cans” food drive. ...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:51pm
  • Kenai Peninsula issues won’t be the only decisions before the Alaska Board of Fisheries as it considers the Northern District during its two-week Upper Cook Inlet meeting that began Jan. 31. Northern District streams primarily flow through the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, and that area contains the ...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:46pm
  • Each flu season, nearly 111 million workdays are lost due to the flu, according to online information provided by flu.gov. That’s equal to about $7 million per year in sick days and lost productivity. Staying healthy is no small matter for employees and employers. In Homer, employers, both large a...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:45pm
  • The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is waging an informational campaign against persistent rumors online and in social media that Alaska seafood is tainted by radiation from the Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown caused by the massive March 2011 earthquake in Japan. While the...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 1:09pm
  • With more than 230 regulatory proposals, several pages worth of suggested changes to the Cook Inlet finfish fisheries, nearly 500 written comments and several hundred pages of Alaska Department of Fish and Game, or ADFG, opinion and reports, the seven members of the Alaska Board of Fisheries will ha...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 1:07pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center will have its annual membership meeting at noon Monday at Wasabi’s, 59217 East End Road....

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:22pm
  • The AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income in Alaska through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Programs. Membership in AARP or being a retiree is not necessary to use this free service. Among the 27 sites where assistance will be availab...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:22pm
  • JUNEAU — U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has come out against the proposed Pebble mine, calling the massive gold-and-copper project “the wrong mine in the wrong place for Alaska.” In a statement released by his office Monday, Begich said he has long supported Alaska’s mining industry and believes cont...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:20pm

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