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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.

An exhibit created by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. made its Alaska debut at the Pratt Museum in Homer Friday night. The exhibit explores a topic of interest to just about everyone - food.

The Alaska State Trooper involved in a fatal shooting near Homer last week has been identified as Trooper David Chaffin. Chaffin is a five-year veteran of the force who is stationed out of the Anchor Point post.

Alaska State Troopers say a Homer man fatally shot himself after he grabbed a trooper's gun during a struggle following a domestic violence call. Twenty-four-year-old Aaron Michael Rael-Catholic is dead following the incident Wednesday night.

Some amateur radio operators on the southern Kenai Peninsula are calling all wannabe “hams” to join them. They’ve been meeting the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m. until noon at the Homer Public Library.

Advocates for the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve in Homer breathed a sigh of relief last week when the Senate Finance Committee reinserted $175,000 in state funding back into the budget. But the budget battle is not quite over just yet.

The Kachemak Bay Critical Habitat Area just became a little bit smaller. Governor Sean Parnell signed a bill into law Tuesday that excludes the Port and Harbor of Homer from the habitat area.

The “Good Friday Earthquake,” as it is now known, struck at 5:36 p.m., March 27th, 1964, and forever changed how parts of Alaska look. We’ll start our story at the earthquake’s epicenter in Prince William Sound.

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