Rep. Don Young speaks during a campaign event Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Rep. Don Young visits Homer on campaign trail

In a small campaign event with supporters in Homer, Rep. Don Young touted his years of experience and spoke of November’s upcoming election as a… Continue reading

 

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State reports 204 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

15 of them are on Kenai Peninsula, 2 in Homer

 

Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) poses for a photo on June 12, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Hannah Vance)

Candidate Q&A: Sarah Vance

Vance looks for another term in the Alaska House of Representatives

 

Alaska House District 31 candidate Kelly Cooper. (Photo by Tim Steinberg)

Candidate Q&A: Kelly Cooper

Assembly President and business owner seeks first term in Alaska House

Alaska House District 31 candidate Kelly Cooper. (Photo by Tim Steinberg)
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3 new COVID-19 cases reported on southern Kenai Peninsula on Wednesday

There is 1 new case each in Homer, Fritz Creek and the ‘Other South’ category

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Registered Nurse Annie Garay puts the finishing touches on South Peninsula Hospital's new COVID-19 testing site, located at the lower level of the hospital's specialty clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. It's a self-swab site where people register at one window, and collect a swab kit from a nurse at another window. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Registered Nurse Annie Garay puts the finishing touches on South Peninsula Hospital's new COVID-19 testing site, located at the lower level of the hospital's specialty clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. It's a self-swab site where people register at one window, and collect a swab kit from a nurse at another window. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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                                In this March 2017 photo, volunteer handlers guide teams out of the dog yard and down the chute to the starting line of the 45th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks, Alaska. The world’s most famous sled dog race will go forward in 2021, and officials are preparing for every potential contingency now for what the coronavirus and the world might look like in March when the Iditarod starts.

Iditarod preps for any scenario as 2021 race plans proceed

The world’s most famous sled dog race will go forward in 2021.

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                                In this March 2017 photo, volunteer handlers guide teams out of the dog yard and down the chute to the starting line of the 45th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks, Alaska. The world’s most famous sled dog race will go forward in 2021, and officials are preparing for every potential contingency now for what the coronavirus and the world might look like in March when the Iditarod starts.
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)

1 new COVID-19 case in Homer

Hospital to move testing location, further relax visitation rules

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)
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State reports 5 new COVID-19 cases on central peninsula Wednesday

The tally includes a case associated with Soldotna High School.

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In this Nov. 12, 2018 file photo, ballots are prepared to be tabulated in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District election in Augusta, Maine. Alaska’s Measure 2 would change the state’s voting system to a ranked-choice voting system like the one used in Maine, among other election reforms. (Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press)
In this Nov. 12, 2018 file photo, ballots are prepared to be tabulated in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District election in Augusta, Maine. Alaska’s Measure 2 would change the state’s voting system to a ranked-choice voting system like the one used in Maine, among other election reforms. (Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press)
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                                Gov. Mike Dunlevy speaks at a news conference on Aug. 18.

State says additional unemployment payments are coming soon

People will receive the extra $300 payment for each week filed if eligible to receive $100 or more.

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                                Gov. Mike Dunlevy speaks at a news conference on Aug. 18.
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COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Woman comes forward about encounter with ex-Lt Gov

She said she decided to come forward now because of harassment she said her teenage daughter faces.

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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.’

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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.
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

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)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to local leaders at the Alaska Municipal League’s legislative conference in this February 2020 photo. (Peter Segall/ Juneau Empire File)

Dunleavy to pay $2,800 after ads found to violate ethics law

Agreement resolves allegations that his office improperly used state funds for online, printed ads.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to local leaders at the Alaska Municipal League’s legislative conference in this February 2020 photo. (Peter Segall/ Juneau Empire File)

Alaska Supreme Court rules bonding plan is unconstitutional

The court said the Legislature-approved plan is “unconstitutional in its entirety.”

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