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  • With the Alaska Legislature still in recess and leaders trying to craft a balanced budget, it all comes down to a compromise, Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, told the Homer City Council on Monday night. Stevens and Rep.

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:41am
  • Ask birders to list their top-10 favorite shorebirds and quickly their picks diverge. You might find five birds in common, like the popular and common western sandpipers, but then birders start throwing in birds like turnstones and snipes. The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival guide lists 38 shorebird...

    Fri, 05/08/2015 - 3:21pm
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker has signed into law legislation creating a new board to regulate the legal marijuana industry in Alaska. Voters last November approved an initiative legalizing recreational use of pot for those 21 years of age and older. The initiative delegated rulemaking for the industr...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:55am
  • Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Paul Seaton will host a town hall meeting at Alaska Islands and Oceans Visitor Center from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday. They will be addressing Alaska’s cur- rent fiscal situation and are interested in hearing comments and concerns from con- stituents regarding state government...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:55am
  • Now in its 23rd year, the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival has settled into a weekend- long wildlife festival that goes like this: • Spring arrives, and birds start showing up; • In late April and early May, dozens of species and thousands of shorebirds ar- rive in Kachemak Bay; • Homer, Ala...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:53am
  • Sixteen million men and women served in World War II. Of those, 2 million remain alive. As that generation ages, organizations around the country work to make sure they get one last hurrah: an all-expense paid trip from their homes to Washington, D.C., to see war memorials and other sites. “We fe...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:31am
  • Spring has come, and with it a possible 40 species of shorebirds that have arrived in Homer during their annual migration. While the shorebirds can be seen whirling in great flocks over Mud Bay or feeding alone at nearby sloughs, for the novice birder, identifying them can be tricky. They aren’t t...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:05am
  • Spring has come, and with it a possible 40 species of shorebirds that have arrived in Homer during their annual migration.

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:02pm
  • Top 10 shorebirds sure to delight Ask birders to list their top-10 favorite shorebirds and quickly their picks diverge.

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:01pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District dropout rates have steadily declined for the past five years. At the end of the 2013-14 school year, 2.8 percent of students in grades 7-12 dropped out district wide, according to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. The average between th...

    Thu, 04/30/2015 - 8:34am

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