COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

4 new COVID-19 cases on central peninsula

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 69 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday — 68 cases in Alaska residents and one nonresident… Continue reading

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Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska sits for an interview Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

A sit-down with Sullivan

Alaska’s junior senator discusses economic recovery, legislative priorities and pandemic response

Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska sits for an interview Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Let them eat schmear

The Bagel Shop aims to reopen this week

Linda Rourke navigates the various web pages needed for her Alaska History class, where she is a longterm sub, on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Students head back to school

Principals talk first few days in Homer, Anchor Point schools

Linda Rourke navigates the various web pages needed for her Alaska History class, where she is a longterm sub, on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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                                Homer High School.

School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

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                                Homer High School.

Homer Farmers Market: It’s time to stock up for winter

The end of summer is drawing near

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                                Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai, talks to the media about his nomination for Speaker of the House at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019.

NTSB: Rep in plane crash flew despite vision problems

Preliminary report provides details on pilot’s medical flight certification

  • Aug 26, 2020
  • By TOM KRISHER By TOM KRISHER Associated Press
  • State News
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                                Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai, talks to the media about his nomination for Speaker of the House at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019.

Corps: Alaska mine would have adverse impacts on salmon site

Corps appears to reverse course.

  • Aug 26, 2020
  • By Mark Thiessen Associated Press
  • State News
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                                Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, listens as Attorney General Kevin Clarkson speak during a news conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Clarkson’s resignation was announced following revelations of inappropriate text messages with a state employee.

Attorney general resigns following revelations of inappropriate texts

A resignation letter was shared this morning.

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                                Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, listens as Attorney General Kevin Clarkson speak during a news conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Clarkson’s resignation was announced following revelations of inappropriate text messages with a state employee.

Homer gets new electric recreation vehicles company

LoopEride offers bikes, ATVs and scooters

A Homer resident casts their vote during the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Stevens overtakes Cox in Senate race as absentee ballots are counted

Division of Elections began counting absentee ballots Tuesday; results are still not final

A Homer resident casts their vote during the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Former Alaska State Trooper accused of stealing

$20,000 taken from Anchor Point Post

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                                The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets on Tuesdays inside in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska.
Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula 
                                The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets on Tuesdays inside in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska.
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State announces 1 new death related to COVID-19

1 new case on the southern peninsula; 2 more in Soldotna

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COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

2 more COVID-19 cases in Kenai on Thursday

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 86 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday — 84 resident cases and two nonresident cases. Two… Continue reading

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Lemon Creek Correctional Center has sailed on without a case of coronavirus since a mid-April outbreak that infected 11 staff. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Prison superintendent talks staying safe as pandemic continues

After a mid-spring outbreak, LCCC hasn’t had any confirmed cases.

Lemon Creek Correctional Center has sailed on without a case of coronavirus since a mid-April outbreak that infected 11 staff. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, an airplane flies over caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska.The Department of the Interior has approved an oil and gas leasing program within Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is home to polar bears, caribou and other wildlife. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt signed the Record of Decision, which will determine where oil and gas leasing will take place in the refuge’s coastal plain. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
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US approves oil, gas leasing plan for Alaska Wildlife refuge

By MARK THIESSEN Associated Press ANCHORAGE, — The Trump administration gave final approval Monday for a contentious oil and gas leasing plan on the coastal… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2020
  • By MARK THIESSEN Associated Press
  • State News
In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, an airplane flies over caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska.The Department of the Interior has approved an oil and gas leasing program within Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is home to polar bears, caribou and other wildlife. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt signed the Record of Decision, which will determine where oil and gas leasing will take place in the refuge’s coastal plain. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
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Homer Farmers Market: Great harvest inspires sharing

I love this time of the year when people can’t help but brag a little bit about the abundance that they have created in their… Continue reading

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                                Cook Inlet can be seen through the window of a Ravn aircraft in October 2019. RavnAir Group declared bankruptcy in April.

Peninsula gets a new Ravn

CEO aims to have flights by September

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                                Cook Inlet can be seen through the window of a Ravn aircraft in October 2019. RavnAir Group declared bankruptcy in April.

Cox holds narrow lead over Sen. Gary Stevens

Race is too close to call until absentee ballots are counted