Coronavirus

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                                Student housing at the University of Alaska Southeast is limited to 50% capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic, and enrollment is down university-wide according to UA Interim President Pat Pitney. That means a reduction in tuition revenue on top of cuts from the state but Pitney said UA’s finances aren’t as bad as projected. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.

Pitney wants to bring certainty back to UA

‘A merger is not being considered.’

 

Signs on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the main entrance to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, warn visitors not to enter until they have been met by hospital staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

2 new COVID-19 cases on southern Kenai Peninsula

South Peninsula Hospital relaxes visitation after weeks of low community spread

 

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Central peninsula sport programs start back up

Sports jumped back into action Monday at the central peninsula’s schools, while an announcement about those same schools returning to on-site learning would be coming… Continue reading

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State receives flood of business relief applications

As of Aug. 31, the eligibility requirements for the AK CARES grant program were expanded

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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

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State announces 1 new death related to COVID-19

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

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
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)

Coaches look ahead at fall sports season

Homer fall sports are forging ahead with their respective seasons, even though there is no clear picture of what those seasons will look like just… Continue reading

Cox holds narrow lead over Sen. Gary Stevens

Race is too close to call until absentee ballots are counted

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

2 new COVID-19 cases on the Kenai Peninsula

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced 79 new cases of COVID-19 — 76 cases in Alaska residents and three cases in nonresidents.… Continue reading

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                                Homer High School.

Homer High School prepares for a new year

Homer High prepares for in-person and virtual start on Monday

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                                Homer High School.
Soldotna High School English teacher Nicole Hewitt teaches her students remotely from her empty classroom at Soldotna High School on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna High School English teacher Nicole Hewitt teaches her students remotely from her empty classroom at Soldotna High School on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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)

Cox holds slim lead over incumbent Stevens in Senate race

With a few local precincts and many absentee ballots still to be counted, John Cox of Anchor Point holds a slim lead over incumbent Sen.… Continue reading

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)
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