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  • As the Alaska Legislature debates how to regulate commercial cultivation, processing and sale of marijuana, the Homer City Council on Monday night did what the Legislature has yet to do: It created a Cannabis Advisory Commission.  In an unanimous vote, the council passed Ordinance 15-07(a) (s)(...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:32pm
  • She’s been named a master gardener, lifelong learner and citizen of the year — and the list goes on. A lot of living can happen in 87 years.  Spend an afternoon with Daisy Lee Bitter and you’re going to learn something, or more likely, many things.   One kind of bluebell has 22 c...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:29pm
  • A 15-year-old student was arrested at his home in Kenai after police said he sent a threatening text message that included the threat of a gun, to students at Kenai Central High School. The school was on lockdown for less than an hour Tuesday, as were Kenai Middle School, Kenai Alternative School an...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:32pm
  • Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct errors. The non-prepared food item tax measure approved by the assembly this week included an amendment to put the question to voters on the October municipal ballot.  ...

    Thu, 04/09/2015 - 5:29pm
  • At an emergency meeting Wednesday night, the Homer City Council said it will petition the Alaska Supreme Court to review an April 3 judicial order that it cease its method for assessing condominium owners in the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District. Council member David Lewis made the annou...

    Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:26am
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    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:55pm
  • How a community nurtures learning, and how libraries inspire that, kept coming up in speeches last Saturday for the Friends of the Homer Public Library’s Celebration of Lifelong Learning. Speakers mentioned the library as one of the prime places to build community togetherness and enjoyment. ...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:54pm
  • In a move designed to start a conversation on other sources of state funding beyond oil and gas revenues, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, introduced a bill last Thursday to create a state income tax. If passed and signed into law, House Bill 182 would tax anyone earning income in Alaska at a flat 15 perc...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:50pm
  • In a harsh rebuke to how the city of Homer assessed condominiums for the Homer Natural Gas Assessment District, Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet last Friday afternoon ordered the city to comply with his Jan. 6, 2014, ruling.  In his decision in the Ken Castner v. City of Homer case, ...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:43pm
  • KODIAK (AP) — The body of a Homer man missing in Kodiak since Feb. 22 has been recovered. Kodiak radio station KMTX reports the body of 27-year-old Mihay Kalugin was pulled Friday night from Kodiak’s St. Paul Harbor.Kalugin was a crewman on the fishing vessel Competition. A Homer relative, Alexi...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:42pm

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