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  • The halibut crisis in the Bering Sea and the potential for much stricter bycatch limits has the factory longliners and at-sea processing trawlers weighing in with comments to the International Pacific Halibut Commission, which meets Jan. 26-30. That’s something they have not previously done. The d...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:46am
  • Having opened Home Run Oil in 2000, Jeff and Shelly Erickson are now providing more than fuel for home and vehicle. The new owners of Home Run Short Stop, formerly Baycrest Fuel and C Store near the top of Baycrest Hill, the Ericksons and their crew offer a wide selection of convenience items, a kit...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:42am
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce will have its annual membership and luncheon beginning at noon Jan. 27 at the Best Western Bidarka Inn. For more information, call the chamber at 235-7740. On Wednesday, Jan. 28, Americas Cuisine will host the chamber Business After Hours event. It will be from 5-7 p.m....

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:46pm
  • BISMARCK, N.D. — Forget South Dakota. North Dakota’s most similar sister state these days is some 2,000 miles away. Alaska and North Dakota — which once had little more in common than wintry weather and elbow room — have for the past several years been locked in a state sibling rivalry over ...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:44pm
  • With the rising cost of health care set to have a major impact on the Kenai Peninsula Borough budget, Mayor Mike Navarre has made it one of his top resolutions to address in 2015. Navarre has introduced an ordinance to appropriate $200,000 to hire consultants to help the borough determine the best c...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:21pm
  • How little can the state afford to spend? Gov. Bill Walker halted immediate spending on six of the state’s notable pending mega-projects Dec. 27, part of an effort to scrutinize all expenditures and minimize the fiscal year 2016 budget deficit. Walker’s administrative order stopped work on a roa...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:19pm
  • How little can the state afford to spend? Gov. Bill Walker halted immediate spending on six of the state’s notable pending mega-projects Dec. 27, part of an effort to scrutinize all expenditures and minimize the fiscal year 2016 budget deficit. Walker’s administrative order stopped work on a roa...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:18pm
  • By Tim Bradner Morris News Service - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and his new administration are still settling in as state legislators are packing up to head to Juneau for the 2015 session. The annual political poker game begins Jan. 20 when the state Legislature convenes. Walk...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:14pm
  • Time is running out for the public to weigh in on four applicants for commissioner of Alaska Department of Fish and Game as the boards prepare for a joint meeting to develop a list of names to forward to Gov. Bill Walker for consideration on Jan. 14. Comments must be received by 5 p...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:11pm
  • Radio frequency interference caused a disruption in cell phone service for some Alaska Communications wireless customers last month. The outage affected customers from about 10:30 a.m. Dec. 23 to about 11 a.m. Dec. 30, said Heather Cavanaugh, a spokesperson for Alaska Communications....

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:07pm

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