Recent News Stories

One of the Homer City Council’s prickliest issues over the last few years has finally been put to bed … at least for now. After about an hour of discussion, the “nays” had it and the city council once again voted down the reinstatement of the grocery tax.

As the legislative season gets underway in Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is keeping an eye on a few proposals; especially those that involve funding from the state. State school funding has been stagnant the last few years.

Since it was first signed into law in 1976, the Magnuson-Stevens Act has been the biggest tool in the federal toolbox to regulate America’s fisheries. This year, Congress is getting closer to re-authorizing the act, with some changes.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is tracking height and weight information for its students. Officials say the information is used to get an idea of the overall health within the district.

Investigators are taking a closer look at a single-vehicle accident that killed a Soldotna man Wednesday morning east of Homer. It is not yet known what exactly caused 29-year-old Trevor Cunningham’s truck to go off the road.

A program through Homer’s R.E.C. Room called "FORK Club Cooking Classes" is trying to get kids to feel comfortable in the kitchen. Teens get tips on using healthy, local ingredients while getting a taste of what’s it’s like to be in a commercial kitchen.

The driver of a commercial vehicle was killed Wednesday morning in an accident east of Homer. Alaska State Troopers report the driver of the truck was 29-year-old Soldotna resident Trevor Cunningham.

A Homer Electric Association utility worker has been released from a Seattle hospital after getting injured earlier this month. Thirty-three-year-old Jacob Adams was doing work on a high-voltage junction box at the time of the accident.

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