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  1. Program gives TLC to families in crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 19 | Homer News

    It began in Chicago in 2002 - and last fall, a Homer woman with a heart for families decided to introduce it to her hometown. It's Safe Families for Children, or SFFC - a program active in more than 70 cities around the United States and several other countries.

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  2. HHA, Divas host Winter JamboreeRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 12 | Homer News

    The Kevin Bell Arena will be busy this weekend, as women hockey players from around the state meet to create a spectacular display of hockey talent. The Homer Hockey Association and the Homer Divas Women's Hockey announce the seventh annual Winter Jamboree hockey tournament scheduled to take place Jan. 13-15 at the ice arena on the Homer Spit.

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  3. SPH offers telemedicine to help stroke victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 4 | Homer News

    Every minute counts when someone is experiencing stroke symptoms. And now, South Peninsula Hospital offers web-based telemedicine to allow a consulting neurologist to get their eyes on a patient within minutes of their arrival to SPH's Emergency Room.

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  4. Homer Pee Wee hockey team starts '17 undefeatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 4 | Homer News

    Homer's U12 Pee Wee hockey team's hard work has been paying off, as the team is currently 8-0-1 and has won three tournaments during the 2016-17 season. The Pee Wee team took first place at the Peninsula Power Play tournament in Kenai, Turkey Shootout in Anchorage, and Big Lake Hard Ice Classic in Wasilla.

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  5. After 27 years of caring for Homer's strays, Bess is taking some time offRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 28 | Homer News

    From a building smaller than a lot of Homer dry cabins to a modern, heated animal shelter, Animal Control Officer Sherry Bess has seen the city's pet-care facility grow. This Saturday, Bess, 66, retires after 22 years as the city animal control officer and 27 years working for or volunteering at the shelter.

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  6. Walker renews push to use Fund earnings to fill deficitRead the original story

    Dec 21, 2016 | Homer News

    Gov. Bill Walker called for continued budget cuts, more state wage freezes, fuel tax increases and again proposed using Permanent Fund income to shrink Alaska's $3 billion-plus annual deficit in his 2018 fiscal year budget package released Dec. 15. The administration's $4.21 billion fiscal 2018 operating budget plan would modestly cut unrestricted General Fund, or UGF, spending by $47 million over the current, 2017 fiscal year budget. However, the 2017 budget settled at $4.26 billion only after Walker vetoed $190 million from the $4.45 billion budget passed by the Legislature - the governor's reaction to the Legislature turning down most of his broad deficit reduction plan.

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  7. Vets voice concerns at 'listening session'Read the original story

    Dec 21, 2016 | Homer News

    As President-elect Donald Trump makes his department secretary appointments, potential candidates have to wend their way through the gantlet of the press in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York and head upstairs for a meeting with Trump. Anyone thinking of being VA Secretary - as Alaska Public Radio reported last month that former Gov. Sarah Palin was doing - might want to face a tougher audience: a roomful of disgruntled military veterans.

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  8. Proposed mine would hurt environment and AlaskansRead the original story

    Dec 7, 2016 | Homer News

    We as Alaskans are faced with another potential problem. We are not just faced with a man, or woman, or political machine.

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  9. First Friday eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2016 | Homer News

    Homer Connections students who are taking an art course this semester - painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, printmaking or digital art - share their work at the Homer Connections First Friday K-12 Art Show. Appetizers, coffee and hot cocoa will be provided.

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  10. New House Resource chairs ready to take on oil credits, Ak LNG projectRead the original story

    Nov 22, 2016 | Homer News

    The shakeup in state House control seemingly gave Gov. Bill Walker allies in leadership positions on fiscal issues, but the upcoming session will still be an uphill battle on the Alaska LNG Project. Anchorage Democrat Reps.

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  11. ASRC's Nikiski fabricationplant to close next monthRead the original story

    Nov 22, 2016 | Homer News

    The Arctic Slope Regional Corporation's Nikiski fabrication facility, located just north of the ConocoPhillips LNG facility on the Kenai Spur Highway, will shut down within 60 days. It is operated by ASRC's subsidiary ASRC Energy Services.

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  12. Turkey shortage avertedRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2016 | Homer News

    A barge en route to Alaska from Washington that broke down this week caused a temporary turkey shortage at the Homer Safeway grocery store on Wednesday and Thursday. A check of the store on Thursday afternoon showed chickens, ribs and hams, but not the main dish for the traditional Thanksgiving meal.

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  13. Oral arguments in PFD lawsuit slated for todayRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2016 | Homer News

    Oral arguments are scheduled for today in the Superior Court Third Judicial District in Anchorage for the lawsuit filed by Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, and former state Sens. Rick Halford and Clem Tillion. The plaintiffs are demanding a full dividend payout for 2016 and have asked the court to order the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. to transfer funds from the Permanent Fund earnings reserve account to the Dividend Fund.

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  14. AOGCC to hold hearing on fracking notice proposalRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2016 | Homer News

    Alaska's oil and gas regulatory oversight body, the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, is required to make public the locations, depth and operating data of oil and gas wells, but not information about how the wells may be treated with hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. This may change if the commission rules in favor of a proposal requiring public hearings for fracking permits.

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  15. Senate caucus similar to previous sessionsRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2016 | Homer News

    Although the Alaska House has organized a bipartisan caucus, the Alaska Senate will look much the same as it has for several years, but it will be led by Fairbanks Republican Sen. Pete Kelly as the state's new Senate president, taking over for Anchorage Republican Sen. Kevin Meyer. Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kenai, will be chair of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee.

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  16. Cheaper loans for students idea behind measure 2Read the original story

    Nov 2, 2016 | Homer News

    State Sen. Anna MacKinnon of Eagle River has tried for more than four years to make student loans cheaper. That effort will now be decided by voters on Tuesday.

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  17. Ballot Measure 1 would allow residents to register to vote when they apply for PFDRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2016 | Homer News

    Ballot Measure 1 is the sole voter intiative on this fall's general-election ballot. If approved by voters Nov. 8, Ballot Measure 1 would allow Alaskans to register to vote when they apply for their PFD each year.

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  18. First Friday eventsRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2016 | Homer News

    Rasmuson Artist in Residence Claudio Orso Giacone's closing exhibit includes new works created during his residency at Bunnell. On Nov. 18 Bunnell opens its "10 x 10" annual members exhibit of works up to 10-inches square in any media.

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  19. Community invited to try new biking, running trailRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2016 | Homer News

    The all Out Fun Ride on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m.-4 p.m. will be the first event on the full mile Rollin' Coal trail at Diamond Creek State Recreation Area. Participants are welcome to stay all day or come for a few loops, as the event is based on time trials, said Catriona Reynolds.

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  20. Occupational license fees on the riseRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2016 | Homer News

    Juniper Lanmon-Freeman cried the first time she attended the birth of a child. A licensed midwife, Lanmon-Freeman now delivers two to three babies per month for mothers at their homes.

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