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  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Anchorage residents soon might be hearing the phrase “plus tax.” The Anchorage Daily News reports Mayor Dan Sullivan is considering a sales tax in the city to reduce the burden on property taxes. Sullivan says four “community discussions” will be set up in October and Nove...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:37pm
  • Pointing out Homer’s year-round ice-free deepwater port and its designation as a port of refuge, Homer Mayor Beth Wythe welcomed the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council to Homer last week for the CIRCAC board’s quarterly meeting. Noting harbor improvements that are planned, Wythe said,...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:37pm
  • KETCHIKAN — An Alaska man has developed a smartphone app to help people learn the Tlingit language. KRBD reports Simon Roberts of Klawock has developed the app for both iPhones and Android phones. Roberts says it’s the first of three levels to help people learn the southern Tlingit dialect. The ...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:36pm
  • JUNEAU — One of the partners in a massive and contentious proposed gold and copper mine in Alaska is pulling out, raising questions about the future of the project. London-based Anglo American PLC announced Monday that a subsidiary, Anglo American (US) Pebble LLC, is withdrawing from the Pebble Mi...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:35pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre has declared this Harvest Moon Local Foods Week — a chance to explore and celebrate local food, including seafood and farming.   The Sept. 18-19 full moon is the Harvest Moon (the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox) and there is harvest indeed...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:34pm
  • Looking for something tasty to eat and drink, but can’t decide which of Homer’s top-notch spots to visit? Wonder no longer.  With samplings from 19 different participating vendors, the Taste of Homer 2013, held at Wasabi’s beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, is designed to fit the bill....

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:28pm
  • FAIRBANKS (AP) — A new research ship designed for arctic waters will take longer than expected to reach Alaska. The National Science Foundation’s 261-foot Sikuliaq was to reach Seward in January. Its departure from a shipyard in Marinette, Wis., is two to three months behind schedule as builders...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 1:20pm
  • The REC Room will be the location of the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours (formely the Chamber Mixer) from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 19. This is an opportunity to meet REC Room staff and youth and mingle with other business owners. The evening will include refreshments, door prizes, music by ...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 1:20pm
  • Homer residents and visitors will get the chance to find out what “from farm to table” means during Homer’s first Taste of Homer. Everyone is invited to bring their appetites to the event which will be from 4-10 p.m. Sept. 21 at Wasabi’s Restaurant....

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 1:19pm
  • Independent sources of Interior electricity are in the hands of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. Alaska Environmental Power LLC, a small wind farm near Delta Junction, filed an informal complaint Aug. 23 with the commission against Golden Valley Electric Association’s proposed power purchase a...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 1:16pm

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