• As Homer Electric Association proceeds with its election to withdraw from the oversight of the state utilities regulator, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, the HEA subsidiary Alaska Electric and Energy Cooperative is also planning a deregulation election....

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 1:15pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s task force on health care reached a set of final recommendations last week. The Healthcare Task Force, which has been meeting for more than a year, unanimously approved an 11-page report to the borough administration and assembly with recommendations for how to move f...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 1:09pm
  • Gov. Walker stops short of selling pension bonds The Walker administration has put its plan to sell up to $3.3 billion in pension obligation bonds on hold. Gov. Bill Walker said Tuesday in a statement from his office that concerns from the members of the Senate Finance Committee about the proposal l...

    Fri, 10/28/2016 - 8:25am
  • Budget cuts take bite out of herring harvest The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is buckling under deep budget cuts, and now the state’s largest herring fishery is feeling the squeeze. ADF&G has canceled vital abundance studies and surveys for several fisheries, meaning fishermen won’t ge...

    Fri, 10/28/2016 - 8:19am
  • KPBSD teachers, support staff unions vote to ratify contract The associations for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s teachers and support staff have voted to ratify a proposed tentative agreement on their contracts....

    Fri, 10/28/2016 - 8:16am
  • Juniper Lanmon-Freeman cried the first time she attended the birth of a child. A licensed midwife, Lanmon-Freeman now delivers two to three babies per month for mothers at their homes. But the job goes far beyond that — by the time she delivers the child, she’s spent weeks with the mother. “(O...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 9:49am
  • Now is the time to begin planning to sign up for Affordable Care Act health insurance for 2017, SVT Health & Wellness officials have reminded in a press release....

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 9:46am
  • Adding to a long list of salmon fisheries that did not produce as expected in 2016, the Copper River drift gillnet fishery fell well short of expectations, in spite of above average time and effort. According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game preliminary report, the notoriously dangerous Cop...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 9:43am
  • Soldotna residents will soon have the chance to weigh in on whether the city brings back its year-round grocery tax. The Soldotna City Council introduced an ordinance at its Oct. 12 meeting that would amend city code to restore the year-round tax on nonprepared food items, also known as the grocery ...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:56am
  • The number of Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission members will decrease to 11, but not until 2020. After initially voting it down, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly resurrected and passed an ordinance that revised the apportionment for Planning Commission membership at its Tuesday meeting...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:56am

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