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  • WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft. Drone maker AeroVironment of Monrovia, Calif.,...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:49pm
  • JUNEAU — Adventure runs in the Janes family, so when Bob Janes found his father’s age affected his ability to be active outdoors, something had to be done. So Bob invented the Access Hybrid, a trike with an assistive electric motor, meant to provide all the fun of a bicycle and all the function ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:47pm
  • I love all the booths at the Homer Farmers Market, brimming with flowers and vegetables, crafts and food.  That’s why it takes me so long to walk through. There could be a pulled pork sandwich hiding behind the coffee and teas, some morels behind the strawberry plants, cucumbers hidden by the...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:44pm
  • KBBI and KDLL Public Radio News Director Aaron Selbig leaves Homer at the end of this month to take a job as news reporter at Interlochen Public Radio, Interlochen, Mich., in the northwest lower region near Traverse City. Selbig and his wife, Nova Stubbs, are both originally from Michigan and have f...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:35pm
  •   ANCHORAGE (AP) — A 191-foot fishing boat suspected of using an illegal high seas drift net to catch a half-ton of salmon in the North Pacific was detained by the U.S. Coast Guard last week and turned over Tuesday to Chinese authorities. The Yin Yuan was spotted by a Canadian aircraft h...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:24pm
  • BETHEL (AP) — The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. has begun employee layoffs that were announced in May. KYUK says corporation officials began notifying employees on Monday. Corporation officials have said 100 workers will be laid off and another 50 open positions will not be filled. Another 50 posit...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:23pm
  • Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has been selected as the 2013 504 Lender of the Year — Alaska region by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Evergreen Community Development Corp.  The SBA 504 loan program provides long-term, fixed-rate financing designed for small businesses and was est...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:22pm
  • The Seldovia Bay Ferry resumed its fifth season of operation May 23 and will run through Tuesday, Sept. 2. Operating Thursday through Monday, the Kachemak Voyager will run the same schedule as last year, departing Seldovia at 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and Homer (Ramp 7) at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. An extra...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:22pm
  • Vic Fischer, a territorial legislator, delegate to Alaska’s constitutional convention and state senator, will speak about the “owner state” concept  and why Alaskans need to retake control of public resources during a “March for Alaska” event planned for 11 a.m. June 14 at WKFL Park o...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:21pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Six Alaska Native corporations have pledged at least $500,000 to fight efforts to repeal the state’s new oil tax structure. The coalition, “No One on One,” is joining other business-supported organizations in opposing the referendum, scheduled for the August primary ballot. Anoth...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:21pm

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