• Gearing up for its fifth season, the Seldovia Bay Ferry has announced it will begin operation May 23 and continue through Sept. 2. The 150-passenger M/V Kachemak Voyager will provide quick, 45-minute trips between Homer and Seldovia twice a day. Operating Thursday through Monday, the ferry will run ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:04pm
  • During the Affordable Care Act’s enrollment period, which began Oct. 1 and ended March 31 for coverage starting in 2014, uninsured Alaskans obtained health insurance though the ACA’s Marketplace. With the deadline passed, certified application counselors at SVT Health and Wellness will continue ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:52am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — The head of the state’s largest labor union said his organization would oppose any move by lawmakers to raise the minimum wage ahead of a vote by Alaskans, fearing legislators will gut the law like they did 12 years ago. Under Alaska law, if lawmakers pass a bill that is “substan...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:47am
  • JUNEAU — A House committee’s rewrite of Gov. Sean Parnell’s education bill includes additional money for schools but also a plan for addressing the teachers’ retirement system that has raised concerns with Parnell administration officials. Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell said she was very...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:46am
  • JUNEAU — House Speaker Mike Chenault on Monday said he plans to propose allowing out-of-state residents to serve on the board of directors of a corporation that could play a key role in a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska....

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:45am
  • Dr. Ross Tanner of the Diabetes and Lipid Clinic of Alaska will present on managing diabetes and pre-diabetes at 6 p.m. April 10 at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center Seminar Room. Participants will learn ways to manage diabetes and pre-diabetes with diet, exercise and medications, and lear...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:42am
  • Municipal leaders throughout the state say they are pleased with the development of the Municipal Advisory Gas Project Review Board, but participation concerns remain. The concerns were expressed in a Monday press release. Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre said while establishing the board ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:42am
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries will consider one of three recently submitted emergency petitions regarding Upper Cook Inlet salmon management. South K Beach Independent Fishermen’s Association and the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association, or KPFA, submitted three petitions asking the board to ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:41am
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer From exploring a career to actually finding a job, the Homer College, Career and Job Fair has the bases covered. “Everybody is encouraged to attend,” said Kim Frost, student and enrollment services coordinator for Kachemak Bay Campus, ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:34am
  • The 2014 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery wrapped up last weekend with the fleet of 48 seiners going slightly over the 16,333 ton quota. It was a sharp contrast to the 2013 season when more than half the quota was left in the water because the biomass had spawned out; those herring are harvested ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:33am

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