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  • JUNEAU — The head of the Alaska Marine Highway System gave the clearest statement yet that the ferry system will soon sell two of its 11 ships. Speaking to the Alaska House Transportation Committee, Captain Michael Neussl, head of Marine Highway, said it makes little sense for the ferry system to ...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 11:52am
  • JUNEAU — The chairman of the Senate State Affairs Committee said Tuesday that he wants to vet several ideas surrounding the use of Alaska Permanent Fund earnings. Sen. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, said that could include a constitutional amendment to allow voters to weigh in on the matter. So far, suc...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 11:50am
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker called for bold action and for Alaskans to pull together as the state confronts a multibillion-dollar budget deficit exacerbated by chronically low oil prices. He used his State of the State speech Jan. 21 for a “family talk,” to lay out the situation for Alaskans and...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 11:50am
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker called for bold action and for Alaskans to pull together as the state confronts a multibillion-dollar budget deficit exacerbated by chronically low oil prices. He used his State of the State speech Jan. 21 for a “family talk,” to lay out the situation for Alaskans and...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 11:50am
  • AmericasCuisine will host this month’s Homer Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event.  It takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Homer Elks Lodge.  There will be plenty of door prizes, refreshments and opportunities to mingle and network with others. For more infor...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 11:49am
  • JUNEAU — If you factor in the sizes of their respective budgets, Alaska’s $50 billion Permanent Fund leaves the state in a better financial position than Norway’s $820 billion savings account....

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 11:48am
  • JUNEAU — While Alaskans hope for a rebound in oil prices, the state’s top revenue economist warned the Alaska Senate Finance Committee that even if prices rebound, they may not stay high for long. John Tichotsky, chief economist for the Tax Division of the Alaska Department of Revenue, told legi...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 11:46am
  • Wells Fargo announces new Homer business relationship manager  Wells Fargo has named Jess Sarsfield as a business relationship manager serving customers in Homer and the lower Kenai Peninsula, Wells Fargo announced in a press release. He will focus on meeting the financial need...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:08am
  • Rates paid by Homer Electric Association users will rise by 3.25 percent beginning Feb. 1. The Alaska Regulatory Commission, which permits rates charged by public utilities, allowed the rate raise on Friday. HEA Manager of Regulatory Affairs John Draves said the temporary increase will be in effect ...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:08am
  • A South Peninsula Hospital employee has retired after 35 years of service.  Donna Glover began her career at South Peninsula Hospital in the early 1980s while participating in a vocational work program. Through her dedication and sheer determination she quickly proved herself to be a viable hel...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:07am

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