September 8th is National FASD Awareness day. FASD, or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, is a type of developmental disability caused by being prenatally exposed to alcohol. Alaska and some of its schools are at the forefront of understanding and preventing it.
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A storm is making its way from Asia to Alaska. It’s expected to reach the Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound later this week.
Statewide ratings are out for school performance in the 2013 to 2014 school year. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District did better than last year and remains above the state average.
The filing period is open for seats on the Seldovia city council and for mayor. The deadline to file is 5 p.m. Monday, September 8th. The Seldovia general election will be held October 7th.
Money allocated from the State Legislature will go toward refurbishing two outdated emergency response vehicles at the Homer Fire Department.
Homer police are searching for information about an armed robbery September 4th at the Wagon Wheel Trading Post on Ocean Drive near the Homer Spit.
Recently, the Alaska SeaLife Center released two harbor seal pups that the organization took in at the beginning of summer.
The United States Navy is seeking feedback on proposed training operations in the Gulf of Alaska. It’s a continuation of projects that have been going on for several years.