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  • JUNEAU — Just over a week before he is sworn in, Gov.-elect Bill Walker announced his first Cabinet picks — Mark Myers as Natural Resources commissioner and Randall Hoffbeck as Revenue commissioner. Myers is a former director of the state Division of Oil and Gas and U.S. Geological Survey who mo...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:10pm
  • JUNEAU — Just over a week before he is sworn in, Gov.-elect Bill Walker announced his first Cabinet picks — Mark Myers as Natural Resources commissioner and Randall Hoffbeck as Revenue commissioner. Myers is a former director of the state Division of Oil and Gas and U.S. Geological Survey who mo...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:10pm
  • By Mark Thiessen The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — A superior court judge has invalidated the state of Alaska’s requirement that local school districts help pay for education, which could leave a cash-strapped state on the hook for more than $220 million in additional fu...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:08pm
  • Among those representing Homer at the Pacific Marine Expo 2014 in Seattle Nov. 19-21, were, from left, Peter Ford of Kachemak Marine Haulout Service; Jennifer Hakala of NOMAR; Kate Mitchell of NOMAR and president of Homer Marine Trades Association; Eric Sloth of Sloth Marine; Bryan Hawkins o...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:06pm
  • Bristol Bay is expecting a sockeye salmon harvest topping 40 million fish next year, including the southern Alaska Peninsula. That’s bound to challenge harvesters and processors in ensuring quality, and have a chilling effect on prices for Upper Cook Inlet sockeyes....

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:03pm
  • By LINDSAY OLSEN FOR THE HOMER NEWS...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:01pm
  • From Sitka to Kodiak, small, independent commercial fishermen are taking an increasingly hands-on role in marketing their own fish. Rhonda Hubbard and her husband Jim of Seward started selling and processing their own fish more than two decades ago. Since then, she’s seen more fishermen do the sam...

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:26am
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — A state agency has agreed to provide a commercial loan for a company that wants to build a $6 million theme park in Wasilla. The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority will lend $5.4 million to Oregon businessman John Schweiger for a project he’s calling Valley Famil...

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:03am
  • After nearly a month of negotiations, Houston-based Baker Hughes on Monday announced its sale to Halliburton Company in a deal worth about $34.6 billion. Halliburton made an unsolicited proposal to Baker Hughes on Oct. 13 to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Baker Hughes — the discussions o...

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:02am
  • Gov. Sean Parnell last week appointed 18 members of the Alaska Travel Industry Association to serve on the Alaska Tourism Marketing Board. Senate Bill 194, recently signed into law by the governor, creates a board that will make recommendations for tourism marketing strategies that are in the public...

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:57am

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