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  • On Tuesday, May 26, there was the first of two readings for Ordinance 15-18 (s) at the Homer City Council meeting. The ordinance amends the FY2015 capital budget by “appropriating $621,500 from the general fund balance to the public safety building project account to fund the new public safety bui...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:00am
  • This weekend, Lt. Governor Byron Mallott and I will kick off a series of conversations about the future of our state. The essence of these conversations is: What do we want our state to look like? What services do we want our government to provide? How will we pay for those services? ...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 7:58am
  • The summer season is upon us and for many Alaskans this means fishing for one of the state’s most prized species — halibut.  During the first week in June, federal fishery managers have an important opportunity to take a stand for those of us in Alaska that value and depend on the halibut r...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:58am
  • T he theme for the Homer Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is “Heroes,” and not just the kind with super-powers and capes. ...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:58am
  • What does the $1.5 million taken from our budget mean to Alaska’s Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention Work? When Gov. Bill Walker called the Alaska Legislature back into session, the $1.5 million taken out of the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault’s budget for prevention...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 1:11pm
  • Despite difficult logistics, rural communities across Kachemak Bay participated in last month’s Electronics Recycling Day with more than 5,000 pounds of e-waste collected and recycled....

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 1:09pm
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) is a local coalition that aims to foster connections and build on our strengths to improve our individual, family, and community health. Health is defined broadly to include cultural, econom...

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:51pm
  • It seems when people hear or see the word philanthropy they think of huge sums of money. Donating money to an organization is certainly a huge contribution and it provides a critical means for the organization to remain sustainable. But it seems to me that there are also other ways of giving that ca...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:33am
  • A small but formative fraction of my life has been spent gazing out salt-sprayed windows at rugged terrain and open ocean.  My father’s silhouette was always incorporated in the scenery, reflected on the glass that shielded our fragile flesh from the elements. As he sat in the helm seat,...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:30am
  • Many of the folks who choose to live in Alaska are here for quality of life opportunities, especially the opportunity to hunt and fish. More than half of all Alaskans live in the Cook Inlet region where the Kenai River supports the state’s largest sport and personal use fisheries. This one magnifi...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:26am

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