Recent News Stories

A Homer man is back behind bars after an attempted escape Wednesday from the Homer jail. Twenty-two-year-old Niko Mogar allegedly tried to escape from the jail Wednesday afternoon.

Two community housing projects have received funding to move on to a second phase of expansion. The developments in Soldotna and Homer have been made possible by grants from the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.

State Representative Paul Seaton has introduced an amendment to the education funding measure making its way through the Alaska Statehouse. It would provide tax credits for non-profit programs that offer pre-K education options.

The death of a man found near the Poopdeck Trail in Homer has been ruled a homicide. Police are offering a reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.

Homer city officials are expressing relief over a jury’s verdict Thursday exonerating the actions of Homer Police Department officers during a 2006 shootout at the Homer Airport, although attorneys for the plaintiff have promised to appeal the case.

Soldotna High School’s name will not change for next year’s new schools configuration. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District school board made the decision during its meeting Monday night.

After more than a year of debate, public hearings and task force meetings, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will finally make a decision about anadromous streams protection. At its June 18th meeting, the Borough Assembly will hold a public hearing on the issue.

The House Education Committee is considering delaying an implementation of new education standards for English and math. The new curriculum requirements were passed this year and some lawmakers say the changes could be too costly.

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