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  • HONOLULU — Lawmakers from Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Guam are teaming up to pressure the U.S. government for relief from a maritime law passed in the 1920s. The Jones Act was designed to protect the domestic shipping industry. It states that only ships made in the U.S. and flying the country...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:01pm
  • Fishermen looking to get more for their catch by installing refrigeration or wanting to better understand and protect their investment in a refrigeration system can take a hands-on class in Homer from a pro next week. Marine Mechanical Solutions, which specializes in marine refrigeration, is coming ...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:01pm
  • Buccaneer Energy, an Australia-based independent company exploring for oil and gas in Cook Inlet, has suspended its CEO Curtis Burton and asked that trading of its shares on the Australian stock exchange be suspended while a restructuring of the company’s finances is accomplished. The events appea...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:01pm
  • Buccaneer Energy, an Australia-based independent company exploring for oil and gas in Cook Inlet, has suspended its CEO Curtis Burton and asked that trading of its shares on the Australian stock exchange be suspended while a restructuring of the company’s finances is accomplished. The events appea...

    Mon, 03/17/2014 - 4:27pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — A bill pending in the Alaska Senate would strip state ferry workers of their cost-of-living adjustment. The Alaska Public Radio Network reports the sponsor of the bill, Sen. Fred Dyson, R-Eagle River, has said his goal is to get ferry workers in line with the rest of state government...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:06pm
  • “Meet, Explore, Discover” is the theme of the Homer College, Career and Job Fair being hosted at Kachemak Bay Campus’s Pioneer Hall on Pioneer Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 4. People of all ages are invited to attend and find something interesting at this bi-annual event. Looking for a c...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:06pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and the city of Homer’s Planning and Zoning Office will sponsor a workshop titled “Signs for Thriving Businesses.” The free workshop will be offered March 18 and repeated April 3. On both dates it will be from noon to 12:45 p.m. On March 18 the workshop will be at...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:06pm
  • It isn’t that it hasn’t had any space, but now Child and Family Services, a part of South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services, has a space of its own. “We’ve transformed the old PRIDE building into a new facility to serve the youth in our community,” said Dave Branding, SPBHS’s chief ex...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:04pm
  • Oral argument in the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance appeal of Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell’s decision to not certify a proposed ballot initiative to ban setnetting is scheduled for April 22 in Anchorage. The alliance, or AFCA, wants to ask voters whether to ban setnets in urban parts of the sta...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:01am
  • The Environmental Protection Agency set a potentially unprecedented process in motion when it began work on Feb. 28 to preemptively block Pebble mine as an effort to protect Bristol Bay fisheries. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said in a formal statement the agency was initiating action to invoke i...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:59am

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