Screenshot from Paul Hueper’s original Facebook post about the FBI search at their residence on April 28, 2021, of Marilyn and the woman in photograph #225a-b on the FBI’s Most Wanted for Capitol Violence list.

NY mother, son arrested in theft of Pelosi’s laptop

FBI had previously alleged Homer woman was suspect in laptop theft, Capitol incursion.

  • Oct 6, 2021
  • By MARK THIESSEN Associated Press
  • Local News
Screenshot from Paul Hueper’s original Facebook post about the FBI search at their residence on April 28, 2021, of Marilyn and the woman in photograph #225a-b on the FBI’s Most Wanted for Capitol Violence list.
A voter at city hall reviews their ballot before submitting it on Oct. 5. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Preliminary Oct. 5 municipal election results

Erickson, Aderhold win council; third race too close to call. Daugharty, Tupper win borough races.

A voter at city hall reviews their ballot before submitting it on Oct. 5. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Municipal elections will be held Oct. 5.

Borough Assembly candidates share their point of view

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, elections will be held for Homer City Council, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly District 9 and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2021
  • Staff reports
Municipal elections will be held Oct. 5.
The old Homer intermediate school building, showing the Homer Boys & Girls Club and gym on the south side of the building at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue.

City council moves forward with HERC Campus feasibility study

This article has been updated to include the full name of the Homer Education and Recreation Complex. The Homer City Council voted Monday to approve… Continue reading

The old Homer intermediate school building, showing the Homer Boys & Girls Club and gym on the south side of the building at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue.

Mining company looks for precious metals in Southeast Alaska

Associated Press A Canadian mining company has been looking for precious metals on Chichagof Island in Southeast Alaska. Millrock Resources, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based company,… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2021
  • Associated Press
Elections will be held Oct. 5.

School Board candidates share their point of view

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, elections will be held for Homer City Council, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly District 9 and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2021
Elections will be held Oct. 5.
Elections are coming up next week

City Council candidates share their point of view

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, elections will be held for Homer City Council, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly District 9 and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of… Continue reading

Elections are coming up next week
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a meeting with members of his cabinet at the Aspen Hotel on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Dunleavy holds cabinet meeting in Soldotna

Soldotna’s Aspen Hotel hosted Gov. Mike Dunleavy and members of his cabinet Tuesday morning, when the group convened for a routine meeting. The meeting was… Continue reading

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a meeting with members of his cabinet at the Aspen Hotel on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Community members participate in a walk-in at Seward Elementary School on Monday, Sept. 27 in Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Nathan Erfurth)

Seward walk-in supports COVID mitigation strategies

About 30 parents, teachers and students participated in a walk-in at Seward Elementary School on Monday to demonstrate their support for the implementation of COVID-19… Continue reading

Community members participate in a walk-in at Seward Elementary School on Monday, Sept. 27 in Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Nathan Erfurth)
Alaskans with GCI Communications email accounts reported having trouble signing up for a free credit monitor service being offered by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, their Juneau offices seen here in this Jan. 13, 2021, file photo, in the wake of a data breach. GCI said Tuesday the issue should be resolved soon. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)

GCI working to fix issues registering for credit monitoring offered by state

Some email accounts had trouble signing up for free post-data breach service.

Alaskans with GCI Communications email accounts reported having trouble signing up for a free credit monitor service being offered by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, their Juneau offices seen here in this Jan. 13, 2021, file photo, in the wake of a data breach. GCI said Tuesday the issue should be resolved soon. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)
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This screenshot of the Department of Health and Social Services COVID-19 cases dashboard shows the alert level in communities in Southeast Alaska. Red areas are at a high alert level and based on more than 100 cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period. Yellow areas are at a moderate risk level based on 10-50 cases per 100,000 people over a week. Blue areas are at a low level based on 10 or fewer cases per 100,000.
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This screenshot of the Department of Health and Social Services COVID-19 cases dashboard shows the alert level in communities in Southeast Alaska. Red areas are at a high alert level and based on more than 100 cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period. Yellow areas are at a moderate risk level based on 10-50 cases per 100,000 people over a week. Blue areas are at a low level based on 10 or fewer cases per 100,000.
Gov. Dunleavy called for Alaskans to be careful and avoid putting more demand on the perilously strained healthcare system as he announced measures to ease some of that demand during a press conference on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

State officials: Health care reinforcements are coming

State contracts short-term health care workers to buttress fatigued hospitals

Gov. Dunleavy called for Alaskans to be careful and avoid putting more demand on the perilously strained healthcare system as he announced measures to ease some of that demand during a press conference on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Lawmakers will return to the Alaska State Capitol, seen here on Sept. 24, for a fourth special session. Gov. Mike Dunleavy's office confirmed the start date of the next session will be changed from a Friday to a Monday. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Lawmakers will return to the Alaska State Capitol, seen here on Sept. 24, for a fourth special session. Gov. Mike Dunleavy's office confirmed the start date of the next session will be changed from a Friday to a Monday. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Kenai Courthouse is photographed on February 26, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska. (Clarion file)

Man gets 100 years in prison in sexual assault case

The Kenai Superior Court sentenced Kevin Tuckfield, 35, to serve 100 years for sexual assault in the first degree and assault in the third degree… Continue reading

Kenai Courthouse is photographed on February 26, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska. (Clarion file)
The doors of the Alaska State Capitol were open Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, though the Alaska State Legislature was not in session. They will be soon, however, as Gov. Mike Dunleavy has called a fourth special session of the year. Lawmakers receive a per diem for days in session, and with so many special sessions those costs can add up. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
The doors of the Alaska State Capitol were open Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, though the Alaska State Legislature was not in session. They will be soon, however, as Gov. Mike Dunleavy has called a fourth special session of the year. Lawmakers receive a per diem for days in session, and with so many special sessions those costs can add up. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, introduced legislation to permanently exempt large ships from the Passenger Vessel Services Act, which threatened Alaska's cruise ship season this year. The PVSA puts regulations on large cruise ship vessels, like this one entering the Gastineau Channel on Aug. 22, which are critical to the local tourism industry. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Murkowski enters bill to exempt Alaska from Passenger Vessel Services Act

Legislation would let ships travel to Alaska without stopping in Canada.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, introduced legislation to permanently exempt large ships from the Passenger Vessel Services Act, which threatened Alaska's cruise ship season this year. The PVSA puts regulations on large cruise ship vessels, like this one entering the Gastineau Channel on Aug. 22, which are critical to the local tourism industry. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball’s crew lines the rails in anticipation of rendering honors to the Japanese Ship Kashima, a naval training vessel of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, during an at-sea exercise near Dutch Harbor on Sept. 20, 2021. (Courtesy photo / USCG)

Coast Guard and Japanese military conduct joint training at sea

The partner nations were able to take advantage of the serendiptious opportunity.

The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball’s crew lines the rails in anticipation of rendering honors to the Japanese Ship Kashima, a naval training vessel of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, during an at-sea exercise near Dutch Harbor on Sept. 20, 2021. (Courtesy photo / USCG)
A proposal from the Alaska Redistricting Board would substantially change Juneau's legislative districts. One of the latest proposals, seen here, would put parts of Auke Bay and the Mendenhall Valley in the same district as downtown Juneau and Douglas Island. The Northern Lynn Canal communities of Haines, Skagway and Kluckwan would be placed in the same district as the Mendenhall Valley. (Courtesy image / Alaska Redistricting Board)
A proposal from the Alaska Redistricting Board would substantially change Juneau's legislative districts. One of the latest proposals, seen here, would put parts of Auke Bay and the Mendenhall Valley in the same district as downtown Juneau and Douglas Island. The Northern Lynn Canal communities of Haines, Skagway and Kluckwan would be placed in the same district as the Mendenhall Valley. (Courtesy image / Alaska Redistricting Board)
A patrol vehicle driven by a Juneau Police Department officer struck a pedestrian on Thursday night, resulting in minor injuries. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Juneau police car strikes pedestrian

The teenager suffered minor injuries but didn’t require hospitalization.

A patrol vehicle driven by a Juneau Police Department officer struck a pedestrian on Thursday night, resulting in minor injuries. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Leader of ring that sent drugs from California to Juneau sentenced to 21 years

The operation involved multiple couriers and modes of transportation, according to the DOJ.

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)