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Marian Friedrich - Photo By Quinton Chandler/KBBI

The Alaska Department of Senior and Disabilities Services is being criticized for finding hundreds of seniors ineligible for a Medicaid waiver program that pays the cost of their housing and nursing care. In a previous story by KBBI, SDS’ director defended the denials. He says the individuals who were denied the C waiver option don’t meet Nursing Home Level of Care. Now we’ll look at an apparent gap between the state’s disability services and the people who need them. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

Image Courtesy of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Many of Alaska’s seniors are in danger of losing their only means of paying for disability services. The state and the Federal Government partner in funding in-home and assisted living services for the seniors who qualify. Caregivers say the problem is individuals who met the state’s criteria for years are now being let go from the system. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

UAF mechanical engineering students' dynamic sandbox - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

A group of mechanical engineering students from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks is bringing science and technology into classrooms in the form of an ‘augmented reality’ sandbox. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver stopped by a recent Discovery Lab at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Center in Homer to see it and has more.

Kids in Homer have the opportunity to get creative this summer through two music and arts camps put on by Homer Council on the Arts. KBBI's Shady Grove Oliver has more.

Catherine Blaine Rides Alongside Lindsey Blaine - Photo By Quinton Chandler/KBBI

Horse enthusiasts descended on Homer’s Cottonwood Horse Park on Memorial Day to celebrate the season opening. The park is a treasured sanctuary for peninsula riders of all ages, but especially the southern peninsula’s youth. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

Clean up and assessment work continues following a diesel spill in southern Cook Inlet over the weekend. The vessel in question is currently tied up in Seldovia, on the southern Kenai Peninsula. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

Image Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources

Two fires broke out on the Kenai Peninsula Thursday. One was near Homer out by Wilderness Way and the Eagleaerie Subdivision. The second was near the community of Hope. KBBI's Quinton Chandler has more.

The city of Homer has begun soliciting project requests for the next Capital Improvement Plan, CIP. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver spoke with city manager Katie Koester and has more.