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U.S. Senator Mark Begich introduced an amendment Tuesday to employ military veterans as coordinators of community clean-ups of marine debris from the Japanese tsunami of last year. Begich and co-sponsors offered the amendment to the Veterans Job Corps Act of 2012, which is being considered in the Senate this week.

The Kenai Wildlife Refuge is accepting applications for commercial use permits for scenic rafting on the river. As KDLL’s Shaylon Cochran reports, the process to get commercial permit from the Refuge can be highly competitive.

Homer High’s strong cross-country running team proved dominant at last weekend's Palmer Invitational, sweeping the small-schools team titles.

Sara Reinert, a math professor at the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College, is this year’s recipient of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s “Golden Apple Award.”

The Kodiak girls and boys swimming and diving teams swept the Homer Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Homer.

Homer’s new city ordinance banning the use of disposable plastic shopping bags might not have a chance to become law, after all. The plastic bag ban was vetoed by Mayor Jim Hornday Friday morning, setting up another vote Monday night.

A new report on the state of Alaska's energy resources was released Friday by the Department of Natural Resources. What does it mean for the Kenai Peninsula?

A floatplane accident in Homer Tuesday night claimed the life of former Alaska state legislator Cheryll Heinze, who represented Anchorage for one term in 2003 and 2004. Federal investigators are unsure what exactly caused the Cessna 206 carrying Heinze and four others to flip over while attempting to land on Homer’s Beluga Lake.

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