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  • JUNEAU (AP) — The state announced Monday that it had reached tentative agreement on a new, three-year contract with the largest union representing Alaska Marine Highway System workers. Terms must be approved by the Inland Boatmen’s Union of the Pacific and the state Legislature. A Department of ...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:41am
  • The United Fishermen of Alaska, the largest statewide commercial fishing industry trade association representing 36 member organizations, announces the re-election of Jerry McCune of Cordova District Fishermen United as president...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:40am
  • The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust will host this month’s Homer Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today. The mixer will be at KHLT’s office at the end of Klondike Avenue on Poopdeck Platt’s original homestead, a 3.47-acre lot in the heart of Homer. Parking is ava...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:40am
  • A Kenai Peninsula Borough-wide bed tax may be headed to the October municipal election ballot. But first the borough assembly has to consider whether to pose the question to voters. After hearing from multiple members of the public at its Tuesday meeting, the assembly voted to hold two public hearin...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:35am
  • There are changes afoot at Homer Senior Citizens Inc. “We’re redesigning the whole kit and kaboodle,” said Executive Director Keren Kelley. “That means we’re looking at defining and strengthening activities that are presented to the participants so we can make sure we’re doing cognitive,...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:16am
  • Isis Fischer wanted to dance. She squatted, stamped her feet and arched her back, and stared at Rolly Rivas, whose bell-wrapped feet matched the rhythm of the Mount Susitna drummers and singers gathered around a skin drum in the large gathering space of the Dena’ina Wellness Center. Rivas spun aro...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:15am
  • Seeing all those plants at the Homer Farmers Market can be a real inspiration. Whether it’s the aroma of those succulent herbs, the promise of budding beauty from the flowers or your competitive side that gets going when you see all the produce like greens or cucumbers or onions that is already co...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:06am
  • If it’s summer, it’s roadwork season in Alaska. From widening to repaving, new culverts to new bike paths, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities crews are making their presence known.  Rehabilitation of East End Road, from mile 3.75-12.1, is among those projects in progr...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:01am
  • After a failed attempt by Kenai City Council member Brian Gabriel to slash more than $300,000 from the budget to avoid a mill rate increase, the city of Kenai passed the fiscal year 2015 budget with more than $92,000 surplus in the general fund at Wednesday’s meeting. The new mill rate jumped from...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:53am
  • ANCHORAGE — A state judge ruled in favor of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in the lawsuit regarding the 2013 Cook Inlet salmon fisheries. The Cook Inlet Fisherman’s Fund, or CIFF, sued the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in July 2013, asserting that fisheries managers did not follow C...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:51am

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