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  • 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 - 10:29am
  • 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 - 10:07am
  • 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 - 9:38am
  • “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 - 9:34am
  •   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 - 9:27am
  • The city of Homer and Homer Electric Association have negotiated reductions in demands for payment by a law firm representing the Buccaneer Creditors’ Liquidating Trust. The demands came out of proceedings filed by Buccaneer Oil after it declared bankruptcy in May 2014. City attorney Thomas Klinkn...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:23am
  • Pilot error caused the Oct. 23, 2013, crash of an Era Aviation Beechcraft 1900 C/C at the Homer Airport, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report approved in September.  The two-engine plane slid on its belly from the east end of the runway to near the terminal after the landin...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:22am
  • Editor's note: This story was changed to correct the date of the special election for Proposition 1. The election is Dec. 1. In unofficial results in a run-off election for a Homer City Council seat, political newcomer Heath Smith easily beat incumbent city council member Beauregard Burgess with 310...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:17am
  • In unofficial results for the city of Homer run-off election for a Homer City Council seat, political newcomer Heath Smith easily beat incumbent city council member Beauregard Burgess by 310 to 192 votes, a 118-vote margin. With 115 absentee votes and two special needs votes to be counted, or 117 vo...

    Tue, 11/03/2015 - 9:42pm
  • Pilot error caused the Oct. 23, 2013, crash of an Era Aviation Beechcraft 1900 C/C at the Homer Airport, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report approved last month. The two-engine plane slid on its belly from the east end of the runway to near the terminal after the landing gear c...

    Fri, 10/30/2015 - 5:38pm

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