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  • JUNEAU — The Alaska House has asked the Senate to meet in joint session to consider potential overrides of vetoes made by Gov. Bill Walker, Speaker Mike Chenault said Wednesday. The Nikiski Republican said he sent a letter to Senate President Kevin Meyer asking for a joint session Friday. Chenault...

    Thu, 07/14/2016 - 10:37am
  • Alaska State Troopers and the Kenai Police Department seized nearly half a pound of heroin and $23,000 in cash from a Kenai home in a raid Monday. At approximately 3 p.m., troopers served a warrant on a home in Kenai with the assistance of the Kenai Police Department. Inside, they found Kenai reside...

    Thu, 07/14/2016 - 10:35am
  • A Homer man who had robbery charges dismissed has now been indicted on three counts of first-degree robbery and first-degree vehicle, both felonies, and third-degree theft. The Kenai Grand Jury on July 6 indicted Dellan Vanbuskirk, 30. The charges stem from an incident on Jan. 6 in which Homer Polic...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:13pm
  • A caption for a photo in the July 7 Homer News incorrectly described how Joy Steward was named a Rotary International Paul Harris Foundation Fellow Award. Steward became a Paul Harris Fellow upon a unanimous vote of the Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotary Club Board of Directors in recognition of her many yea...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:06pm
  • The National Transportation Safety Board last Friday released its preliminary report of a July 3 plane crash in Halibut Cove that severely damaged a Cessna 206 flown by Anchorage pilot Alice Rogoff....

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:06pm
  • Homer Medical Center is hosting a sports physical clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16. The clinic is for high school students in need of a physical for participation in school-sanctioned activities. Exams on this one-day event are offered free of charge by volunteer health care providers ...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:06pm
  • Early voting starts Aug. 1 at the Homer City Clerk’s office. Deadline to register online is 11:59 p.m. July 17. Visit voterregistration.alaska.gov. Register to vote in person at the Homer City Clerk’s office until 5 p.m. Friday or at the Division of Motor Vehicles office 6 p.m. Friday. The Homer...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:48pm
  • Search on Pulse Point, a smart phone app that locates nearby public-access automated external defibrillators, and in downtown Homer locations pop up like Homer City Hall, the Homer Public Library, Public Works and the Homer Harbor Office. Google Maps shows public-access AEDs at Wells Fargo, First Na...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:48pm
  • If lower Kenai Peninsula voters want a choice of who will represent them in the Alaska House for District 31, they’ll have to pick the Republican Party ballot in the Aug. 16 primary. With only Republican Party candidates competing, and no independents on the general ballot, barring a write-in camp...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:47pm
  • Homer residents — young, old and in between — came together on Saturday, July 9, to celebrate the 60 years South Peninsula Hospital has served the lower Kenai Peninsula area. Many chowed down on a barbecue lunch provided by Black Jaxx BBQ, a local food truck in Homer and Soldotna, enjoying ribs,...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:31pm

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