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  • Each flu season, nearly 111 million workdays are lost due to the flu, according to online information provided by flu.gov. That’s equal to about $7 million per year in sick days and lost productivity. Staying healthy is no small matter for employees and employers. In Homer, employers, both large a...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 1:45pm
  • The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is waging an informational campaign against persistent rumors online and in social media that Alaska seafood is tainted by radiation from the Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown caused by the massive March 2011 earthquake in Japan. While the...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 12:09pm
  • With more than 230 regulatory proposals, several pages worth of suggested changes to the Cook Inlet finfish fisheries, nearly 500 written comments and several hundred pages of Alaska Department of Fish and Game, or ADFG, opinion and reports, the seven members of the Alaska Board of Fisheries will ha...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 12:07pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center will have its annual membership meeting at noon Monday at Wasabi’s, 59217 East End Road....

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:22pm
  • The AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income in Alaska through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Programs. Membership in AARP or being a retiree is not necessary to use this free service. Among the 27 sites where assistance will be availab...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:22pm
  • JUNEAU — U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has come out against the proposed Pebble mine, calling the massive gold-and-copper project “the wrong mine in the wrong place for Alaska.” In a statement released by his office Monday, Begich said he has long supported Alaska’s mining industry and believes cont...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:20pm
  • JUNEAU — A government report indicates a large-scale copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region could have devastating effects on the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery and adversely affect Alaska Natives, whose culture is built around salmon....

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:18pm
  • JUNEAU — Rep. Beth Kerttula announced Tuesday that she is resigning from the Alaska Legislature for a fellowship with her alma mater, Stanford University. Her resignation will take effect Friday. She said she stepped down as minority leader Tuesday, which also was the opening day of the new legisl...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:12pm
  • By Becky Bohrer The Associated Press JUNEAU — Fall-back options, such as large cuts in capital budgets, imposing state sales or income taxes or cutting Permanent Fund dividends, may not eliminate future deficits, according to a newly released analysis by the Legislative F...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:11pm
  • An open house last Friday offered visitors a chance to tour the new Independent Living Center offices and take a peek inside the remodeled building that most recently was the Pioneer Building Pizzeria. Building owners Harmon and Polly Hall purchased the building at 265 E. Pioneer Ave. in 2012 from S...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:10pm

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