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  • BISMARCK, N.D. — Forget South Dakota. North Dakota’s most similar sister state these days is some 2,000 miles away. Alaska and North Dakota — which once had little more in common than wintry weather and elbow room — have for the past several years been locked in a state sibling rivalry over ...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:44pm
  • With the rising cost of health care set to have a major impact on the Kenai Peninsula Borough budget, Mayor Mike Navarre has made it one of his top resolutions to address in 2015. Navarre has introduced an ordinance to appropriate $200,000 to hire consultants to help the borough determine the best c...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:21pm
  • How little can the state afford to spend? Gov. Bill Walker halted immediate spending on six of the state’s notable pending mega-projects Dec. 27, part of an effort to scrutinize all expenditures and minimize the fiscal year 2016 budget deficit. Walker’s administrative order stopped work on a roa...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:19pm
  • How little can the state afford to spend? Gov. Bill Walker halted immediate spending on six of the state’s notable pending mega-projects Dec. 27, part of an effort to scrutinize all expenditures and minimize the fiscal year 2016 budget deficit. Walker’s administrative order stopped work on a roa...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:18pm
  • By Tim Bradner Morris News Service - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and his new administration are still settling in as state legislators are packing up to head to Juneau for the 2015 session. The annual political poker game begins Jan. 20 when the state Legislature convenes. Walk...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:14pm
  • Time is running out for the public to weigh in on four applicants for commissioner of Alaska Department of Fish and Game as the boards prepare for a joint meeting to develop a list of names to forward to Gov. Bill Walker for consideration on Jan. 14. Comments must be received by 5 p...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:11pm
  • Radio frequency interference caused a disruption in cell phone service for some Alaska Communications wireless customers last month. The outage affected customers from about 10:30 a.m. Dec. 23 to about 11 a.m. Dec. 30, said Heather Cavanaugh, a spokesperson for Alaska Communications....

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:07pm
  • The Alaska Department of Law last week filed new charges against two brothers suspected to be involved in the assault of a teenage boy at a September 2012 East End Road teenage drinking party. In documents filed Dec. 24 at the Homer Courthouse, Anthony Resetarits, 22, now faces felony charges of fir...

    Mon, 12/29/2014 - 1:58pm
  • Prayers, cards, videos and an outpouring of financial support from acquaintances and strangers are helping boost the spirits of 11-year-old Angelica Mae Haakenson and her mother, Mathany C. Satterwhite, 29, of Anchor Point. The mother and daughter are in Providence Hospital in Anchorage recovering f...

    Mon, 12/29/2014 - 12:52pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center currently is closed for the holidays. Regular hours will resume at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5. The chamber is asking members to mark their calendars now for the chamber’s annual meeting and luncheon. It will be at noon Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Best Weste...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:37pm
  • FAIRBANKS (AP) — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker will consider a 90-day delay in implementing a regulatory system for legal marijuana sales. Walker spokeswoman Grace Jang said a delay in implementing sales would not affect the date when recreational use of marijuana becomes legal under state law, but an e...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:36pm
  • The future of Donlin Gold’s mining project was detailed in a presentation at the Alaska Support Industry Alliance luncheon held at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center on Dec. 19. While located in western Alaska, the project has repercussions for the Kenai Peninsula, as a proposed pip...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:35pm
  • The future of Donlin Gold’s mining project was detailed in a presentation at the Alaska Support Industry Alliance luncheon held at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center on Dec. 19. While located in western Alaska, the project has repercussions for the Kenai Peninsula, as a proposed pip...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:35pm
  • JUNEAU — University of Alaska president Pat Gamble said he loves coming to work every day. But at age 69 — and with the university system in a position he feels comfortable with — Gamble said it’s time to retire. UA announced Dec. 15 that Gamble will retire June 1, which will mark five years...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:33pm
  • The cost of your favorite state ferry trip is likely going up. Fares for most Alaska Marine Highway System routes will increase 4.5 percent Jan. 1 or shortly thereafter, said Reuben Yost, deputy commissioner of the state Transportation Department, during a Dec. 12 Marine Transportation Advisory Boar...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:27pm
  • The cost of your favorite state ferry trip is likely going up. Fares for most Alaska Marine Highway System routes will increase 4.5 percent Jan. 1 or shortly thereafter, said Reuben Yost, deputy commissioner of the state Transportation Department, during a Dec. 12 Marine Transportation Advisory Boar...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:27pm
  • The cost of your favorite state ferry trip is likely going up. Fares for most Alaska Marine Highway System routes will increase 4.5 percent Jan. 1 or shortly thereafter, said Reuben Yost, deputy commissioner of the state Transportation Department, during a Dec. 12 Marine Transportation Advisory Boar...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:27pm
  • The state of Alaska has expanded its financial commitment in aiding a new Cook Inlet liquefied natural gas project being planned by Japanese companies. In its Dec. 16 board meeting the Alaska Industrial Development Authority, the state’s development finance corporation, agreed to expand the author...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:24pm
  • The state of Alaska has expanded its financial commitment in aiding a new Cook Inlet liquefied natural gas project being planned by Japanese companies. In its Dec. 16 board meeting the Alaska Industrial Development Authority, the state’s development finance corporation, agreed to expand the author...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:24pm
  • “The first weekend couldn’t have gone better,” said Todd Boling. “Thank you, Homer, for supporting us. My crew worked super hard. They deserve a lot of praise.”...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:23pm

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