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Despite one member expressing “buyer’s remorse,” the Homer City Council narrowly approved spending $31,000 on an advertisement at its meeting Monday night. The eight-page advertisement will appear in the book “North to the Future."

NOMAR Manufacturing in Homer has been churning out top-quality gear for fishermen, hunters, oilmen and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 35 years. The company was recognized for its work a few weeks ago, when it was named “Alaska Manufacturer of the Year.”

The Conoco Phillips LNG plant in Nikiski may be re-opening soon, thanks to a boost from the federal government. The Department of Energy announced Monday that it has approved a request from the company to resume LNG exports to Japan.

An Anchor Point purse snatcher didn’t get very far before being caught by an Alaska State Trooper. According to a Trooper’s report, 51-year-old Kurt Lloyd Falke was arrested after stealing two purses from a church in Anchor Point.

Tax Day is fast approaching as procrastinators scramble to file income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service by the April 15th deadline. Since 1968, the nationwide AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program has been doing just that, for free.

After 50 years, the list of laws passed by the City of Homer has gotten longer and longer. The city code grew so large, as a matter of fact, that last year, the city clerk’s office decided to do something about it.

The Alaska Senate’s Finance Committee unveiled its 2015 capital budget last Monday, including nearly $2 billion for a variety of projects across the state. On the Kenai Peninsula, the committee proposes about $63.5 million for dozens of projects.

A proposal that would ban smoking in most public places in Alaska is making headway in the state Senate. Senate Bill 209 would ban smoking in office buildings, sports arenas, taxicabs, bars and restaurants, among other public places.

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