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  • Homer Police have charged a Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson soldier in a “sexting” case last summer involving a Homer teenager under the age of 16. Michael R. Wiedemann Jr., 20, faces charges online enticement of a minor and possession of child pornography, both felonies. “Sexting” is the pr...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:06pm
  • Democratic Sen. Mark Begich bid an emotional farewell to the U.S. Senate on Dec. 11, saying he was proud of the work he had done and urging his colleagues to not let politics get in the way of doing the people’s work. While polls show low approval ratings for Congress, people still look to congres...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:04pm
  • JUNEAU (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has retained her spot on the Senate Appropriations Committee, while incoming senator Dan Sullivan was assigned to several committees he had hoped to land. Senate Republicans announced committee assignments Monday. The assignments are subject to approval by th...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:03pm
  • Following the resignation in late October of Seldovia Police Chief Shad Haller, the city of Seldovia is seeking a new chief. The Alaska State Troopers are providing law enforcement while Seldovia seeks a new chief, said trooper spokesperson Megan Peters. Seldovia City Manager Tim Dillon said residen...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:02pm
  • On Monday as the owners and staff made final preparations for reopening Alice’s Champagne Palace, the atmosphere felt like final rehearsal week for the Nutcracker Ballet. ...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:01pm
  • The Homer High School concert choir, directed by Kyle Schneider, is joined by a special guest during the school’s winter concert Monday evening....

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:58pm
  • A 22-year veteran in Alaska municipal government has been named interim city manager for Homer.  Marvin Yoder will start after Jan. 1, and in the last two weeks of December will visit Homer, meet with outgoing City Manager Walt Wrede and get to know city departments, the city announced in a pre...

    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:49pm
  • A burglary early Sunday morning of Don Jose’s Restaurant on Pioneer Avenue is the latest in a string of burglaries and thefts this fall that have plagued Homer businesses from East End Road to the Homer Spit. Homer Police have made some arrests, including three men and a woman for a burglary last ...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:22pm
  • If the Homer City Council does nothing else all year, to keep the city of Homer running, it must do at least one thing: pass a budget. On Monday night at its regular meeting, it did just that. “We shall consider our budget to be approved,” Homer Mayor Beth Wythe announced after the council consi...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:20pm
  • Last Friday, students gathered in Kachemak Bay Campus’ Bayview Hall as the skeleton of a Stejneger’s beaked whale they had carefully pieced together was raised to hang from the college ceiling.  Among the participating students were the members of KBC’s Semester by the Bay program, a dome...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:19pm

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