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  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — A judge in Anchorage is conducting a trial in a voting rights lawsuit filed by several Alaska villages that alleges the state has failed to provide accurate, complete translations of voting materials into Alaska Native languages. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the case wen...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:24pm
  • Condominium owners once again are expressing their concerns over the city’s assessment of condos within the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District. Margarida Kondak of the High Tide Condominium Association on Monday read a letter signed by numerous condo owners to the Homer City Council ask...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:15pm
  • Shoshana Sadow rides Tauronus during jumping clinics on the beach at Mariner Park June 19th...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:12pm
  • Now that it’s summer and the roads and trails have been swept, walkers and bicyclists have become more common. The completion of the Homer Spit trail from Kachemak Drive to Land’s End has brought more traffic to the new trail winding along the harbor. With more users has come conflict, and a pus...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:11pm
  • As a part of the Chinook Salmon Research Initiative, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is looking at the genetic stock composition of the marine king salmon fishery. There are port samplers stationed at the Homer Harbor, and Deep Creek and Anchor Point tractor launches conducting quick intervie...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 2:52pm
  • When Bernie and Marion Simon arrived at their Kasitsna Bay cabin on June 19, they were greeted by a bald eagle that appeared to be suffering from a wing injury. “The poor guy was hungry and so cold and wet,” said Marion Simon. “He couldn’t hop around. He kept stepping on his wing.” The Sim...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 2:31pm
  • Hired as chief of the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Service Area in January, Jim Dycus quickly saw the need for additional extrication equipment to help remove motorists from mangled vehicles. “When I had been here two months, we’d had six wrecks,” said Dycus of Sterling Highway vehi...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 1:07pm
  • Voters and taxes dominated a nearly four-hour Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday night. While the assembly postponed its vote on an ordinance that would require borough elections to be held by mail, it did narrowly pass an ordinance to change the 60 percent voter approval requirement t...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 4:11pm
  • Dan Sullivan visits Homer today. A candidate running for the Republican Party nomination for the U.S. Senate seat of Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, who is running for re-election, Sullivan visits at these times and places: • 3-4 p.m. today, Kachemak Board of Realtors meet and greet; Homer Elks Lodge;...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:57pm
  • Halibut Cove residents on Monday had to tie up and restrain a man Alaska State Troopers said was having “a drug induced paranoid-delusional psychotic break down.”  At about 1 p.m. June 16 troopers received multiple 911 calls from Halibut Cover residents regarding the erratic behavior of a 3...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:57pm

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