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  • The new federal health insurance exchange for Alaska rolled out Oct. 1 with glitches, but those were expected. Valarie Davidson, government affairs director of for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, likened it to the first day of Alaska Permanent Fund dividend on-line enrollment. “It will...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:55am
  • The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority is pushing ahead with its fast-track plan to develop a small liquefied natural gas plant on the North Slope and to truck the LNG 500 miles to Fairbanks on the Dalton Highway. Jim Hemsath, AIDEA’s deputy director for project development, said h...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:53am
  • Cooper Landing resident Alec Lamberson had intended to take a furloughed government worker fishing Monday. Plans changed when he and other guides received a call and email on Oct. 3 from a Kenai National Wildlife Refuge official stating that their special use permits, which allow them to provide com...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:52am
  • The Alaska LNG project companies have selected Nikiski as the lead site for the proposed project’s plant and terminal location. ExxonMobil, BP, ConocoPhillips and TransCanada considered more than 20 sites for the liquefied natural gas plant, and announced Nikiski as the top choice in a Monday pres...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:36am
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce October Business After Hours event, formerly the chamber mixer, will be from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Homer Inn & Spa, 895 Ocean Loop Drive. The evening provides an opportunity to tour the spa, enjoy chocolates and light libations. The event is open to the public....

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:08pm
  • Bristol Bay Native Corporation has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Nabors Alaska Services Corp. to acquire a 100 percent ownership interest in its subsidiary, Peak Oilfield Service Co. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, but is expected to close in th...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:08pm
  • With the Affordable Care Act beginning, all Americans must obtain health insurance. For many, navigating the new health insurance marketplace can be intimidating. That’s where Emiley Sue Faris comes in. Faris is the outreach enrollment coordinator at SVT Health & Wellness in Homer. Along with ...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:07pm
  • Film industry insiders say Alaska’s film production tax credit is essential to continuing production in state, as it offsets some of the unavoidable costs associated with doing business in Alaska. “The Frozen Ground,” a feature film that depicts the 1983 manhunt for serial killer Robert Hansen...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:02pm
  • As the leaves turn and snowflakes begin to replace rain in some parts of Alaska, tourism industry officials across the state are reporting a strong summer season. Though the season is not completely over, preliminary numbers indicate the predicted return to 1 million cruise passengers in the state t...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:00pm
  • Gov. Sean Parnell has reappointed Susan Cushing of Homer to the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, according to a Sept. 27 press release from the governor’s office. The council provides planning and coordination of services to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and their ...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:58am

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