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  • ANCHORAGE — The president of Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday that exploratory drilling off Alaska’s northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days. In an interview with The Associated Press, Marvin Odum said he expects further ...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:52am
  • ANCHORAGE — The White House on Tuesday praised the decision by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker to expand Medicaid to thousands of residents over the wishes of the Republican-led Legislature, calling it the “right decision.” Alaska on Tuesday became the 29th state to expand Medicaid, opening up health ...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:50am
  • The Alaska Division of Insurance has approved significant 2016 health insurance rate increases for individual and family policies issued by two companies selling health coverage. A much smaller increase of 4 percent was approved for policies covering small groups of 50 to 250. For the individual and...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:49am
  • Labor Day weekend is upon us and the chill in the air is right on time.  It is always at this time of the year that the mountains remind us of the fleeting character of summer with their termination dust.  This weekend is definitely one of the best showcases for the Homer Farmers Market we...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:48am
  • The impact of plummeting oil prices is finally hitting Alaska’s oilpatch. ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. said Tuesday it will cut about 10 percent of its 1,200 Alaska employees....

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:48am
  • Marine Trades group  to attend Seattle expo Homer Marine Trades Association recently sent its members renewal forms and cooperative marketing forms for 2016. The association “is looking forward to another great year promoting Homer and our port as the best pl...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:00am
  • A small creek is causing big trouble for Chuitna mine developers and the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, or DNR, heard arguments from Chuitna Citizens Coalition, Cook Inletkeeper, the Alaska Center for the Environment and PacRim Coal in the latest ...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:58am
  • Bering Straits Native Corp. is now in the hardware business. The Western Alaska Native regional corporation announced its purchase of Alaska Industrial Hardware Aug. 3. BSNC President and CEO Gail Schubert said in a release the sale was evaluated for nearly a year. “We determined that AIH is a sol...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:57am
  • Like a gold rush, Alaska’s upcoming green rush will bring stacks of specie and currency, along with a version of the Pinkertons to guard the loot....

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:56am
  • From shiny pepper mills to smooth cutting blocks, one of Homer’s newest shops testifies to its name. The Classic Cook, a kitchen boutique, opened its doors July 18, and so far, it’s been a hit. Janie Buncak is the owner and sole employee — for now — and can be found daily at 158 W. Pioneer A...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:51am

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