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Image courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

About 200 Anchorage teachers received pink slips Wednesday after Alaska’s Legislature missed its 90-day deadline to solidify the budget. As uncertainty over teachers’ job security around the state grows, teaching staff on Kenai Peninsula are retaining theirs. But, 30 unfilled positions are still in limbo.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week for May 22, 2017

May 25, 2017

Alakaa ai: Gee whiz

Alakaa ai, nutann kiimi piturtua sarsalua!

 Translation:

Gee whiz,  I'm just now eating and having tea!

Shahla Farzan / KBBI

An Anchorage Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday against three Homer City Council members seeking to halt a recall election next month. Council members Donna Aderhold, David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds are subjects of a recall election sparked over two resolutions they crafted and sponsored. The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska represented the council members and is still weighing the possibility of an appeal.

Utqiagvik, the city formally know as Barrow, AK
Courtesy of Wikipedia

A handful of research and conservation groups received a grant this month that will fund a program aimed at engaging students in western and northern villages in real-world problem solving. The two-year grant will train teachers to integrate climate change adaption, oil spill response and several other hazards facing their communities into their classroom.

Image Courtesy of the City of Homer

An Anchorage Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday against three Homer City Council members seeking to halt a recall election next month. Council members Donna Aderhold, David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds are subjects of a recall election sparked over two resolutions they crafted and sponsored.

Huskies Have an Earthquake Plan

May 23, 2017
Jennifer Booz

Earthquakes are a common occurrence for Alaskans. The echoing instructions of the tsunami warning system are familiar to coastal residents. But, how many of us are ready in the event of a natural disaster?

Thanks to their science class, four Homer Middle School students are better prepared. They invited KBBI's Carolyn Norton to their class presentation to share what they know with our listeners.

Cook Inlet Keeper

Hilcorp operation managers were in Kenai Friday to speak at an Alliance luncheon. Cook Inlet Offshore Operations Manager Stan Golis updated the pro-oil industry group on recent oil and gas leaks. 

Golis said repairs to a gas pipeline that supplies heat and power to two oil platforms should be complete. That leak was initially stopped in April, but the fix was only temporary. Golis said divers were set to finish installing a permanent clamp Friday morning.

Image Courtesy of the City of Homer

A decision in the Homer City Council recall case could come as soon as Monday, just a month before voters are scheduled to decide whether to oust council members Donna Aderhold, David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds.

Alaska State Representative Paul Seaton of Homer joined KBBI's Carolyn Norton
on Friday Morning, May 19th for a conversation about the legislature's special session.

Homer Farmers Market

Locally produced food and products were well represented on this week's Coffee Table.
Guests:
Homer Farmers Market Director and Kenai Peninsula Food Hub Coordinator Robbi Mixon, Susan Houlihan of Alpenglow Skin Care, and Jenny Medley from Blood, Sweat, and Food Farm.

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