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  • JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker found little to praise in the Legislature’s passage of a state budget, saying lawmakers still need to act on a plan to address Alaska’s deficit. During an at-times fiery news conference, Walker asked whether the state has to go broke before action is taken. Legislator...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:45pm
  • KODIAK — Kodiak College is cutting some programs that are no longer in demand to save money during a difficult fiscal time for the state. Kodiak College asked the University of Alaska Anchorage to stop admitting students to two undergraduate certificates: one in construction technology and one in ...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 4:43pm
  • Fireweed Academy Principal Kiki Abrahamson has been ready to retire for a couple years, but she was not ready to leave Fireweed, she said. Even now, after she announced her retirement, and celebrated her time at the school with current and former students at a retirement party, Abrahamson plans to c...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 3:40pm
  • Homer, Anchor Point and Ninilchik American Legion and VFW members traveled to three ceremonies along the lower Kenai Peninsula to honor the memory of dead servicemen and women of all wars.  ...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 1:41pm
  • A hearing was held and continued last Friday with Homer District Court Judge Margaret Murphy for two Homer men involved in a shooting on May 19 at Karen Hornaday Park. Reily Arambul, 20, and Sean Carpenter, 26, attended hearings telephonically from Wildwood Pretrial Facility in Kenai.  Homer Po...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 1:36pm
  • A proposed harbor moorage rate increase got caught in procedural limbo at the May 23 Homer City Council meeting. Following objections by several Homer small-boat owners, the council postponed and set for a public hearing Resolution 16-054, a resolution setting the rate schedule, but failed to even c...

    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 1:32pm
  • Editor’s Note: Every month to accompany the Pay It Forward column, which is coordinated by The Homer Foundation, the Homer News runs a list of needs from area nonprofits. If you see a need you can fill, we encourage you to contact the agency and help pay it forward. The Ka...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:38am
  • With the beginning of summer and you’re starting to clear out your freezer of last year’s catch, think of us. Those of us at the Homer Community Food Pantry look forward to receiving salmon and halibut from last year, fresh vegetables from your garden and household items and clothes left over fr...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:18am
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce website tells a cautionary tale of anglers who did not purchase a Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby ticket and caught fish that would have earned them hundreds or thousands of dollars.  The moral of the story, according to Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center E...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:10am
  • The American Legion General Buckner Post 16 last month honored World War II veteran George Meeker for his 70 years continuous membership in the American Legion. Meeker was presented with a plaque honoring his membership at his Homer home. In the photo above, Bill Sheldo...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:08am

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