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  • 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 - 9:59am
  • A bill is currently making its way through Congress that could save a world of hassle and possible expense for smaller boat fishermen. The bill creates an exemption to a regulation that would require an EPA permit for vessels less than 79 feet long for such discharge as bilge water and other common ...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 9:58am
  • JUNEAU — Lawmakers will increase school funding this year — but with the majority of the session in the books, no one is saying by how much. In the fight over the per-student Base Student Allocation, the final result likely will be a compromise between Republican and Democratic proposals. School...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 9:49am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — President Barack Obama has proposed cutting the funding for the federal coordinator’s office for Alaska gas line projects....

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 11:21am
  • During national Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, South Peninsula Hospital is offering incentives to support colonoscopy cancer screenings. Dr. Greg Hough, general surgeon, is offering free colonoscopy consultations during March, a savings of up to $300. A free $20 token to the Homer Farmers’ Mar...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 11:20am
  • Enstar Natural Gas has started its 2014 construction season with continued work on the city of Homer natural gas distribution line. The focus of this year’s work is on the western and northern parts of the city and the Homer Spit. Everyone in the city should have access to gas by the end of the co...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 11:19am
  • Homer Mayor Beth Wythe and City Manager Walt Wrede will be the guest speakers at the March luncheon meeting of the Homer Chamber of Commerce. The meeting will begin at noon Tuesday at The Alibi, 453 E. Pioneer Ave. Wythe and Wrede will present the “State of the City” address. Lunch is available ...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 11:19am
  • JUNEAU — U.S. Sen. Mark Begich said Monday that Alaskans should never amend the state constitution as a “fix” for education. Proposed constitutional amendments pending before state lawmakers would allow for public money to be used for private or religious schools. Supporters see this as a way ...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 11:18am
  • Partnering with industry on a major gas pipeline and natural gas liquefaction plant will expose the state to multi-billion-dollar cash calls from 2019 through 2024 while the project is in construction. Those also are the years when the state’s liquid cash reserves will be nearing exhaustion if the...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 11:15am
  • Minority Democrats in the Legislature unveiled their vision of an oil tax system should voters this summer roll back the tax structure lawmakers approved last year. It includes the idea of the state getting directly into the oil business by allowing the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Autho...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 11:12am

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