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  • FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly members are set to vote on a tax proposal on marijuana sales next week, but members can’t agree on how much to charge. The assembly is having a special meeting on Aug. 20 to vote on a tax proposal about what tax rate to put before the voters on t...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 8:08am
  • Surveillance video and a chance encounter with a man sleeping in a stairwell at the Kachemak Center led to the arrest of that man, Patrick B. Jensen, 29, of Cordova, on charges of second-degree burglary and second-degree theft, both felonies.  Homer Police allege Jensen broke into Homer Electri...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 8:06am
  • Why hasn’t the killer of Mark Matthews been brought to justice? Two years after someone killed a Homer man near a popular downtown trail, that’s a question Matthews’ brother asked. “Those cops, they’ve got that place wired. They have to know who did this,” Mike Kohel, one of three siblin...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 8:05am
  • Traditional veterans organizations like the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars have long advocated for U.S. military veterans and their families. This month, two events seek to expand the network to veterans beyond traditional organizations....

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 8:00am
  • A man upset that he’d been sold a defective phone card allegedly knocked over displays and threatened to shoot Safeway employees in an incident the morning of Aug. 6. Homer police arrested Steavin R. Martin, 30, on second-degree terroristic threatening, a felony, and fifth-degree criminal mischief...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 7:54am
  • Two fishermen in Seldovia at about 8:30 a.m. last Saturday reported finding a body on Backer’s Island, a small island at the mouth of Seldovia Slough. ...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 7:53am
  • In this climate-changed world, there are reasons to get sentimental about ice. It is old, for one. Our local sheet — the Harding Icefield — was formed more than 23,000 years ago. And it is disappearing. But it’s not ice George Tyrer feels nostalgic about. It is the 32-year-old ice-making machi...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 7:48am
  • A Discovery Channel reality TV star facing a charge of using a helicopter in a bear hunt suffered injuries from a fall about 6 a.m. Monday morning at Otter Cove in Kachemak Bay.  Atz Lee Kilcher, 38, had to be medevaced by LifeMed helicopter from the scene to a hospital, Alaska State Troopers s...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 7:41am
  • In his 1968 essay, “The Tragedy of the Commons,” philosopher Garrett Hardin posed a dilemma. When someone uses a commonly held resource, it’s in the individual’s best interest to maximize use of that resource, what he called “the commons.” Yet when they do, a tragedy happens: the commons...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 7:37am
  • What do you get when you mix 15 teenage girls, a church camping trip and a hot, muggy day?  Girl power is what you get, and a lot of it. It was supposed to rain all day on June 4 in Seldovia, when 15 girls began the long trek from their campsite to the road where they would be caravanned to the...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:53am

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