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The Arts in Brief

Subsistence program art sought The Federal Subsistence Management Program sponsors its annual art contest for all students in Alaska grades K-12. The program seeks art… Continue reading

 

Mariner girls run to state XC crown

Homer gave the Kenai Peninsula a sweep of the girls cross-country team titles by repeating last season’s Class 1-2-3A triumph Saturday afternoon at the wet… Continue reading

 

Sisters ready to grow business 10 years after winning AFN competition

If three Sparck sisters from Bethel fulfill their ambition to grow their small ArXotica Inc. into a large skin and health care products enterprise, a… Continue reading

 

Report lays out buyout costs

Gov. Bill Walker’s proposal to increase the state’s share in the Alaska LNG Project could put Alaska on the hook for more than $14 billion,… Continue reading

Clinic answers legal questions for elderly

Area residents armed themselves with the legal information they’ll need as they age during an elder law clinic on Tuesday at the Soldotna Public Library.… Continue reading

Walker touts tax to push AK LNG

“I’m not trying to buy love. I’m trying to sell gas.” So declared Gov. Bill Walker in a press conference Friday as he explained to… Continue reading

theArts InBrief

Fresh Produce performs again Fresh Produce 2.0 will have another all-improvised benefit performance at 7:30 p.m. at the Art Barn, 1060 East End Road. Some… Continue reading

Alaska sees increase in people in poverty

New census data shows that poverty has increased in Alaska, but it may not be as simple as the numbers make it look. Alaska’s statewide… Continue reading

Governor seeking to expand pipe size of gas line from 42 inches in diameter to 48

Gov. Bill Walker has persuaded the state’s industry partners in the Alaska LNG Project to consider a larger pipe size that would be capable of… Continue reading

Governor: ‘Significant’ issues must be resolved before gasline session

Negotiations on Alaska LNG Project agreements with the state of Alaska are at a critical juncture, Gov. Bill Walker said in an interview Friday. “We’re… Continue reading

Local peonies grace Obama hotel suite

Though President Barack Obama’s three-day visit to Alaska this week didn’t bring him to the lower Kenai Peninsula, he got a scent of Homer when… Continue reading

Low oil prices cut Alaska deep

On Monday, as the price of West Texas crude oil dipped below $39 per barrel for the first time in six years, state revenue commissioner… Continue reading

‘Last Frontier’ reality show members charged with 2014 hunting violation

Two members of the Discovery Channel reality TV show, “Alaska: The Last Frontier,” have been charged with using a helicopter to hunt black bear in… Continue reading

Budget deficit needs attention now

Alaska’s path to financial stability will be neither short nor easy, and local residents will have the chance to weigh in on the issue before… Continue reading

William A. “Bill” Corey

William A. “Bill” Corey, 87, died July 7, 2015. His family said he passed away peacefully. Services were held at the Church of Jesus Christ… Continue reading

Merle Walter Johnson

Walter Johnson, a pioneering Alaska physician known to many as the father of the Community Health Aide Program, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, surrounded by… Continue reading

Homer sees big cut in jail contract with state

Homer scofflaws expecting “three hots and a cot” — three meals and a bed — when arrested by Alaska State Troopers will get a bonus… Continue reading

Gordon M. Layel

Longtime Alaskan and Homer resident Gordon M. Layel, 67, died June 2, 2015, at home from heart failure. Memorial services will be held 6 p.m.… Continue reading

ASMI forced to rethink its marketing strategy

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute will have to refocus some of its marketing strategies in the wake of a budget that left few Alaska state… Continue reading

Alaska film tax credit program comes to end

JUNEAU — It’s a wrap for Alaska’s film tax credit program. Legislation repealing the program has been signed into law by Gov. Bill Walker. Walker,… Continue reading