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Image Courtesy of Homer Electric Association

Some residents on the south side of Kachemak Bay had their power restored Friday after multiple power outages left some without electricity over the past week.

Bruce Shelley is the director of member relations for Homer Electric Association. He said a majority of the outage came from downed power lines near Stonehocker Creek. He said HEA began receiving calls about the outages Sunday.

Photo courtesy of the City of Homer

The Homer Volunteer Fire Department and Kachemak Emergency Services responded to a house fire in Homer early Friday morning.

The Homer Fire Department was notified of the fire off East Danview Avenue at about 5:23 a.m. According to Homer Fire Chief Terry Kadel, the blaze was likely caused by a citronella candle burning on the front porch of the home.

Courtesy of Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Just as three rivers on the Kenai Peninsula are set to reopen to sport fishing next week, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued more restrictions for sport anglers today/Friday.  

Kenai Peninsula Borough

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is hoping to settle a longstanding border battle Tuesday. The assembly has considered several proposals to expand Central Peninsula Hospital’s service area boundary towards the south over the last few years. Assembly members from the southern peninsula have historically opposed the move, but both sides seem to have found a suitable compromise.

Renee Gross, KBBI News

The Democratic Primary Debate this week featured two of the candidates running for Alaska’s single seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Independent Christopher Cumings from Ketchikan was not able to take part in the formal debate, but he did campaign and mingle with Kenai Peninsula residents outside of the event. 

KBBI’s Renee Gross caught up with Cumings to talk about his campaign. 

A note on this story: The government is planning to spend roughly $700 billion in military expenses this year.

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Clink below to hear the Democratic party primary debate recorded on Tuesday, July 10 2018. Candidates Alyse Galvin and Dimitri Shein participated. The debate was moderated by Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Member Kelly Cooper.

 

Sugt'stun Word of the Week - July 8, 2018

Jul 12, 2018
Chicago History Museum

Matarnaq  - Indian from the lower 48

Taugna matarnaq Chicago mek angqukaa.

That Indian from Chicago is my friend.

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Over 100 hundred people showed up for a debate between two candidates running in the Democratic primary for Alaska's lone spot in the U.S. House of Representatives. Independent Alyse Galvin and Democrat Dimitri Shein squared off on topics ranging from jobs and the economy to renewable energy.

The most striking difference between Galvin and Shein during Tuesday’s debate was healthcare.

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

A conflict is intensifying over hatcheries in Prince William Sound.

For the second time this year, Alaska’s Board of Fisheries is weighing an emergency petition to block a hatchery from increasing its production. This is the latest skirmish in a battle over whether pink salmon hatcheries are causing more harm than good.

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s plan to add more mental health services and additional safety precautions will not move forward. On Friday, Mayor Charlie Pierce vetoed roughly $650,000 that would have gone to boosting mental health services for elementary students and safety evaluations at schools throughout the district.

“As evidenced by the recent incidents across our country and schools, it is pretty clear that the safety needs for the students in our schools today have increased tremendously and need to be addressed," said assistant superintendent Dave Jones.

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