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Four schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District have been using iPod Touches with lessons. Initial results show some improvement in math and reading scores. But district officials want more information before expanding the program.

Broomballers from Alaska and Canada met at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer last weekend to compete in a broomball tournament. Two Homer teams, two Bethel teams and one Canadian team took to the ice Friday and Saturday with their brooms and special shoes.

The task force organized in October to address issues related to the Department of Fish and Game’s king salmon management plan met for the first of four meetings Friday at Kenai Peninsula College.

After a special shareholders meeting Tuesday, the Board of Directors for energy producer Buccaneer Energy has a new look. A takeover attempt by a group of Singapore-based investors was only partly defeated in a vote Tuesday in Sydney, Australia.

A Port Graham man wanted for Sexual Assault of a Minor was apprehended by U.S Marshals in Tacoma, Wash. Friday. Marshals made the arrest with help from the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force. Forty-nine-year old Benjamin Lee Moonin was wanted by Alaska State Troopers.

Homer Police say East End Road has been reopened following a mudslide incident earlier this afternoon. Workers from the Alaska Department of Transportation are on site, guiding traffic through one lane in the area near Kachemak Drive.

Wet weather has taken its toll on the Kenai Peninsula in recent weeks. Residents on the central peninsula have been hardest hit but on the southern peninsula, heavy rain and saturated soil has kept public works crews busy, as well.

Birding is a hobby that – at least on the Kenai Peninsula – has grown into something more than a hobby. Every year at this time, birders from all over the country flock to the peninsula to get a closer look at the many migratory species that call this place a temporary home.

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