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Kachemak Bay Campus Semester by the Bay students Sam Roth, left, and Sophia Peterson, right, help Dr. Debbie Boege Tobin, back left, and Lee Post, back right, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska, flense a subadult beluga whale found on the Deep Creek beach on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, near Ninilchik, Alaska. The students were removing tissue from the whale in preparation for cleaning it as part of Post’s bone articulation class. Roth visits from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, and Peterson from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. The whale was collected under permits from the National Marine Fisheries and Alaska SeaLife Center. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
KBC students help in dead Beluga whale stranding response

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to note that the whale… Continue reading

Chum salmon are loaded into a tote at Alaska Glacier Seafoods in this Juneau Empire file photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lawmakers speak against salmon prop

Alaska’s congressional delegation spoke up about state politics on Saturday, urging Alaskans… Continue reading

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott abruptly resigned form office Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott abruptly resigns

It’s unknown what the ‘inappropriate comments’ were that sparked his resignation.

Alyse Galvin, independent candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, and Don Young, Republican incumbent candidate for U.S. House, are seen in a composite image using photographs submitted by their campaigns. (Composite image)
Galvin is beating Rep. Young in fundraising

If Galvin were to defeat Young, it would be a colossal upset.

In this file photo from 2015, a protester stands next to rubber boots on the steps of the Alaska State Capitol during a rally to bring attention to the long-term protection of transboundary waters, principally the Taku, Stikine and Unuk watersheds. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Alaska’s congressional delegation pens another transboundary letter

It urges the State Department to protect Alaska’s watersheds.

Members of the public give testimony at the Marijuana Control Board, who met in Kenai, Alaska for the first time on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Residents air concerns ar Marijuana Control Board in Kenai

The Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office met in Kenai for the first… Continue reading

Seawatch: NPFMC changes sablefish pot regs

Beginning as early as next season, fishermen targeting sablefish with pots in… Continue reading

Storm tides have almost totally buried a Ford F-150 pickup truck on the beach south of Diamond Creek in this photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, near Homer, Alaska. The truck was abandoned on the beach in October 2011 and had then been on its tires. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Ford F-150: good beach truck, needs work, you haul

Storms, pounding surf and high tides over the past seven years have… Continue reading

Daisy Lee Anderson Bitter accepts the 2018 Land at Heart Award from the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 during the Open Spaces and Wild Places Gala at Wasabi’s Bistro in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Local homesteader Daisy Lee Anderson Bitter wins Land at Heart Award

Homesteader Daisy Lee Anderson Bitter, master gardener, peony farmer and honored science… Continue reading

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