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  • Greetings from your Homer Chamber of Commerce. Three things of note this month. By this time next week, our new Harbor Webcam will be up and running. You’ll see the link on our homepage HomerAlaska.org. We thank SPITwSPOTS for their sponsorship of free Internet and Harbor Webcam, and Don Jose’s ...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:15pm
  • The Alaska Senate Resources Committee held a hearing Monday to discuss Cook Inlet salmon, and one idea came to the forefront: a professional Board of Fisheries. The idea first came up through testimony by Dwight Kramer, chair of the Kenai Area Fisherman’s Coalition, a group of pri...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:13pm
  • Kenai Peninsula salmon fishery stakeholders addressed a variety of issues at a Senate Resources Committee hearing in Juneau Monday, including changes to the Board of Fisheries, concerns about certain salmon runs and research needed to better understand them. The committee is holding three hearings o...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:08pm
  • Alaska is set to receive $20.8 million for the 2012 salmon fisheries disasters, but how the money will be used is still being decided. First, the state of Alaska and the Association of Village Council Presidents, or AVCP, must work on how to split the funds between Cook Inlet and Yukon-Kuskokwim sta...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:07pm
  • The Alaska Arctic Policy Commission, in releasing its preliminary report, seeks public comment into the work that’s been done and still to do. ...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:07pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital is offering walk-in services for enrollment in the health-care insurance marketplace. It will be held near the hospital’s front desk registration offices from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22 and 29. Appointments are encouraged, but not required. To schedule an appointm...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:06pm
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska Senate has voted to advance a proposed trans-Alaska natural gas pipeline project. If approved by the Alaska House of Representatives, the project will enter a period designed to determine its economic feasibility. The 15-5 nod of approval followed more than six hours of debate ...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:06pm
  • Things have not gone well for Trans-Alaska Pipeline System owners in the courts and key federal regulatory arenas in recent weeks, but the battles aren’t over. First, on the state level, Alaska’s Supreme Court upheld a $9.98 billion valuation of the pipeline for property tax purposes on Feb. 21,...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:05pm
  • ANCHORAGE,  — A regulatory system and enforcement involving legalized marijuana could cost Alaska $3.7 million to $7 million, according to a report by eight state agencies. Alaskans will consider a pot legalization measure on the Aug. 19 primary ballot then would have nine months to prepare f...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:03pm
  • JUNEAU — The House Finance Committee on Tuesday continued its discussion of Gov. Sean Parnell’s omnibus education bill, focusing on the charter schools. Many committee members worried that House Bill 278 may unintentionally create new school districts operated by the state if a charter is denied...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:02pm

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