Recent News Stories

With just a few days left in this year’s session of the Alaska State Legislature, Senate Bill 21 – the controversial oil tax reform bill that is now in the hands of the House Finance Committee – is still the center of attention in Juneau. 

An oral history project conducted in Homer 16 years ago is seeing new life on the web, thanks to the efforts of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ “Project Jukebox.” The project contains a wealth of early Homer history, told by the people who lived it.

Libraries in Kenai and Homer are trying to keep pace with advancing technologies and changing rules dealing with digital content. More and more services are tied to those technologies.

The Homer City Council meets tonight and one subject on the agenda promise to generate plenty of discussion. Council member Bryan Zak has proposed to reinstitute the city’s 4.5 percent sales tax on non-prepared foods during the winter months.

Dotting the coast line of Cook Inlet from Ninilchik to Nikiski are some of the Kenai Peninsula’s oldest businesses. Many of these commercial fish camps are still owned and operated by the families that started them two or three generations ago.

As BP’s trial gets underway to determine its responsibility in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, there are questions here about the ability of oil companies to be able to clean up a spill. Sen. Peter Micciche says there are a couple ways to set accountability standards.

Students at Homer Middle School were showing off their dance moves Friday to a crowd of parents and teachers. The 7th and 8th graders have been learning different styles of dance for the last several weeks as part of the Artist in Schools program.

A Homer flightseeing operator with visions of operating a heliport on the Homer Spit is one step closer to his goal. The Homer City Council narrowly defeated an effort to exclude heliports form a series of new zoning rules.

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