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  • Gov. Bill Walker and First Lady Donna Walker visit Homer on Oct. 9 for two events. At 2 p.m. at the Homer Senior Center, the Walkers are the featured speakers for the Southern Peninsula Senior Summit at the Homer Senior Center. The summit runs 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with representatives from several senior ...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:27pm
  • Of the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s assembly districts, District 9 on the lower peninsula is one of the largest. At 3,400 square miles, as a Supercub plane flies, it spans 80 miles east to west. It includes some of the borough’s most remote and sparsely populated areas: Razdolna, Voznesenka, Kachem...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:26pm
  • At a Town Hall meeting last week to discuss city of Homer budget options, about 50 people heard City Manager Katie Koester propose ways to bridge a $1 million fiscal gap in the 2016 budget. Citizens and the Homer City Council have three choices in balancing next year’s budget: • Cut city service...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:26pm
  • FAIRBANKS — Thousands of Alaska residents are without power after a major snowstorm socked the Fairbanks area and forced a grocery to store frozen food outside. The National Weather Service says 11.2 inches of snow fell in Fairbanks through early Wednesday. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports t...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:32pm
  • Voters will have another shot at taking steps to reduce crime in Nikiski when they head to the polls on Oct. 6. Proposition 2 seeks to create a law enforcement service area following the same boundaries as the Nikiski Fire Service Area, including a section on the west side of Cook Inlet.  A yes...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:31pm
  • JUNEAU — A trio of Juneau businesses will be discounting coffee drinks for all customers the day after the municipal elections. These discounts, however, come with a catch: they are contingent on voter turnout. On Oct. 7, Coppa, GonZo and the Rookery will match the voter turnout in their respectiv...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:22pm
  • Troopers have stopped actively searching for an Anchorage man who’s been missing since Sept. 22....

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:21pm
  • In the long-running Ken Castner v. City of Homer case, the Homer City Council on Monday approved a $42,500 settlement with Castner and his attorney. The council met in executive session to consider a settlement offer from Castner’s attorney, Stephan Williams. Castner said he will receive $100 in t...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:20pm
  • Editor's note: The photo caption has been corrected to identify the Wiard brothers properly. It’s called compounded complicated grief — when one loss follows another. And another. When a person doesn’t have time to process the first shattering before the next one happens....

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:19pm
  • A man witnesses described as “dressed like a pirate” faces a charge of second-degree terroristic threatening, a felony, following an incident last Friday evening at the Homer Ferry Terminal. Homer police arrested Bret Herrick, 54, on the charge. No one was injured, and Herrick did not resist arr...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:09pm

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