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  • ANCHORAGE – PR News has named Jennifer Thompson, president and CEO of Thompson & Co. Public Relations, to its first-ever list of Top Women in PR. Thompson graduated from Homer High School in 1988 and left soon after for college. Her father was Jack Walsh, the art and pottery teacher at Homer H...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:18pm
  • JUNEAU — State Revenue department officials told lawmakers Monday that the tax credits that were a source of contention in an opinion piece by Gov. Bill Walker are being paid primarily to small explorers or those developing new oil and gas fields in Alaska....

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:17pm
  • After 18 years as the executive director of the Kenai Watershed Forum, Robert Ruffner announced Friday that he will be stepping down. “It was not an easy decision to leave,” Ruffner said. “This is something I have struggled with for a while.” Ruffner said he is not going to rush the exit pro...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:17pm
  • JUNEAU — The head of the board currently in charge of writing regulations for the legalized use of recreational pot in Alaska said Tuesday that rules on edibles, advertising and extraction methods should be part of the conversation. Alcoholic Beverage Control board executive director Cindy Frankli...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:17pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s fiscal year 2016 budget deficit is projected to be $3.9 million at best and $8.7 million at its worst. Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones presented the 2015-2016 Preliminary Budget to the School Board of Education at the Jan. 12 meeting. If the school...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:12pm
  • Gov. Bill Walker’s office has released the report from his fisheries transition team which sets out priorities, recommendations and possible barriers to success for Alaska fisheries. The document is concise and well organized, with careful thought to possible actions to achieve success, barriers t...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:04pm
  • With 60 percent of the nation’s seafood harvested and processed right here in Alaska and with more than 47,000 miles of coastline, it makes sense that the marine sector would offer thousands of jobs.  Make that 70,000, according to the state’s “Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Plan....

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:51am
  • Homer Electric Association is accepting nominations from members interested in running for a seat on the cooperative’s board of directors. The board is made up of nine directors, three from each of the three districts that make up the service area....

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 3:51pm
  • The search for the next Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent has begun. The application period opened Friday and will close Feb. 16. The school district will be making the first announcement today, said school district spokeswoman Pegge Erkeneff. “The Board of Education is respon...

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 3:51pm
  • An Alaska seafood processor has sold a 12 percent stake to the parent company of StarKist Co., giving the South Korean tuna producer access to the salmon market. The sale to Dongwon Industries by Sitka-based Silver Bay Seafoods has been public since November, but the Alaska processor outlined detail...

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 3:49pm

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