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  • Homer Mayor Mary E. “Beth” Wythe has filed a letter of intent to run for representative of House District 31 in the Alaska Legislature, the lower Kenai Peninsula House district, and the seat now held by Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer. Seaton also has declared that he will run for re-election to an ei...

    Mon, 11/09/2015 - 2:36pm
  • JUNEAU — Alaska’s natural gas megaproject is moving forward. With a 39-0 vote, the Alaska House approved spending $161.25 million to advance the AKLNG project, which promises to bring natural gas from the North Slope to an export terminal at Cook Inlet. Much of that figure will be used to end ...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 3:03pm
  • Seven students successfully completed their Alaska Emergency Medical Technician II practical test on Oct. 24. The students were in a class jointly held by Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services and the Homer Volunteer Fire Department and taught by Kate Andrews and Terry Kadel.  After more tha...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:18am
  • Once the Alaska Marijuana Control Board’s draft regulations are approved and marijuana processing licenses can be issued, what Alaska State Troopers said Robert Carroll did when he allegedly made hash oil would be legal — but not until then....

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:44am
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Literature, membership survey 235-6822 Advanced Dental Center - Mark Laurin Goodie bags with toothbrushes, floss, chapstick and brochures on dental health and what services center offers 349-6522...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:33am
  • Back in 2009, on a night when sleep didn’t come easily, Rep. Paul Seaton was watching a University of California TV program that featured an international research report on vitamin D. He was amazed at what he heard: that with adequate levels of vitamin D, 50 percent of breast cancer cases could b...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:29am
  • For 32 years, the Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club and South Peninsula Hospital have teamed up to bring the southern Kenai Peninsula the annual health fair. The purpose is all in the fair’s theme: Take a Day to Be Well. This year the fair takes place from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Homer High ...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:07am
  • Over the objection of the murder victim’s mother, a sentencing hearing in the case of convicted murderer Demarqus Green will be held at the Kenai Courthouse instead of in Homer as previously scheduled.  A hearing scheduled for Oct. 26 was rescheduled to next week. On a motion by Kenai Distric...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 8:38am
  • “Yesterday I went outside and I cried. I thought, What am I doing crying? It’s just a language. But what is just a language?”  So begins the 23-minute film, “Kiputmen Naukurlurpet: Let It Grow Back.” A documentary made in 2004 for the Pratt Museum by people from the nearby Native vill...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 8:34am
  •   The northern lights put on a show late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, as seen in this photo taken about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday from McNeil Canyon. According to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute’s aurora forecast, northern lights should be visible from Barrow ...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 8:27am

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