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  • South Peninsula Hospital will offer “Living Well Alaska,” a series of six, two-hour classes to help people with long-term health conditions learn ways to feel better and be less limited by their illness. ...

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:49pm
  • The state’s political and resource communities are still buzzing about Gov. Bill Walker’s sudden firing Jan. 6 of three Alaska Gasline Development Corp. board members and his order that new board members not sign confidentiality pledges. Besides the political theater, the concern is whether this...

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:48pm
  • Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Tuesday appointed Sam Cotten to serve as commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Cotten, who is currently serving as the interim director of the department, was the only name forwarded to the governor for selection after a joint Board of Fisheries and Board...

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:47pm
  • The annual Kachemak Board of Realtors Christmas party wrapped up the old year with some giving — and receiving. New board members were chosen, $6,000 was raised for scholarships and local nonprofits and Denise Pitzman was honored with the 2014 Realtor of the Year award....

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:27pm
  • People across the state, including House Speaker Mike Chenault, are questioning the Board of Fisheries’ unanimous vote to not even interview one of the apparently qualified candidates, Roland Maw, for Alaska Department of Fish and Game commissioner, and the lack of public process in reaching that ...

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:24pm
  • Alaska Board of Fisheries Chairman Karl Johnstone resigned Tuesday, and a longtime Cook Inlet commercial fisheries advocate has been nominated to replace him. Gov. Bill Walker named Roland Maw, of Kasilof, to the fish board after calling Johnstone to express his disappointment with the board’s lac...

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:18pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce will have its annual membership and luncheon beginning at noon Jan. 27 at the Best Western Bidarka Inn. RSVP to the chamber by email to membership@homeralaska.org or by phone, 235-7740 by Jan. 20. An optiona...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:05am
  • Five years after graduation, alumni of two Kenai Peninsula College associate of applied science degree programs rank No. 1 and No. 3 in average earnings when compared to all University of Alaska Anchorage degrees including master’s, bachelor’s and other associate degrees, according to a recently...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:56am
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker’s administration asked for and received state transportation commissioner Patrick Kemp’s resignation Monday following Kemp’s defense of his department’s pursuit of the Juneau access road, a Walker spokeswoman said Monday. Spokeswoman Grace Jang said Walker insists...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:55am
  • Imagine your family’s biggest source of income plummeting by 80 percent in one year.  At today’s oil prices, that’s Alaska’s situation. The state’s oil and gas production tax is expected to bring the state $524 million in the current fiscal year, a shocking drop from the $2.6 billion ...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:51am

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