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  1. Ship with reported norovirus outbreak stops in AlaskaRead the original story

    Jun 26, 2018 | Homer News

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report an outbreak of norovirus on a cruise ship in Alaska. The ship, which is carrying more than 2,000 passengers and crew, was in Juneau last Friday.

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  2. Festival of Literary Reading is this weekendRead the original story

    Jun 7, 2018 | Homer News

    In conjunction with the 17th annual Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference, visiting faculty present readings this weekend, June 9 to 11. Sixteen nationally-recognized visiting and Alaska novelists, essayists and poets will read from their work each evening. Leading off the weekend is a reading by Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Anthony Doerr at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mariner Theatre.

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  3. HEA takes a look at electric vehiclesRead the original story

    May 10, 2018 | Homer News

    Of the attendees who drove from the central Kenai Peninsula to Homer for Homer Electric Association's annual member meeting on Thursday, at least two made the trip in electric cars. HEA information service analyst Joe Halstead was behind the wheel of the cooperative's 2018 Chevrolet Volt, which HEA recently purchased as a practical test of how electric vehicles perform in local conditions.

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  4. Alaska Legislature passes landmark bill spending Permanent FundRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | Homer News

    Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, signs the conference committee report on Senate Bill 26 on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. should both bodies agree to the bill," said Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River and the lead Senate negotiator on the bill.

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  5. Outgoing Juneau lawmaker's idea to cut lawmakers' pay swiftly rejectedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2018 | Homer News

    Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, chair of the Legislative Council Committee, asks for a cut to lawmaker per diem payments by 75 percent at the Capitol on Monday, April 23, 2018. (Michael Penn Members of the Alaska Legislature rejected a proposed pay cut late Monday, saying they didn't have time to adequately consider the idea from Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau.

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  6. Fight against derelict boats may cost boat ownersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 | Homer News

    Juneau Empire File Don Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay in July 2015 as visitors wait to board whale watching vessels and fishing boats are double and triple parked along the floats. Aurora Harbor is one of three harbors in the downtown area.

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  7. Sound Publishing buys Homer NewsRead the original story

    Apr 12, 2018 | Homer News

    Seattle-based Sound Publishing Inc., announced today its purchase of the Peninsula Clarion and Homer News, as well as the Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly, from GateHouse Media. Sound Publishing President Gloria Fletcher announced the news Wednesday.

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  8. Prosecutors consider charges against former Rep. FanslerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2018 | Homer News

    Rep. Zach Fansler, D-Bethel, attends a House Judiciary Committee meeting at the Capitol on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Bethel Democrats have suggested three candidates to fill the seat in the Alaska House of Representatives vacated by Zach Fansler, a Democrat from Bethel who resigned earlier this month after a Juneau woman accused him of slapping her and rupturing her eardrum .

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  9. Council spikes three proposalsRead the original story

    Feb 15, 2018 | Homer News

    At Monday night's Homer City Council meeting, unlike most meetings where council members take positive action on ordinances or resolutions, the Feb. 12 meeting stood out for what the council didn't do. In three separate votes, the council: Granting a request by sponsor and council member Shelly Erickson's, pulled from the agenda two of her resolutions, 18-018 and 18-018 , that would have created a Water and Sewer Rate Task Force "with a primary focus on Commercial Rate Equity"; Failed to reconsider Ordinance 18-04, passed at the Jan. 22 meeting, allowing some Spit businesses to have caretaker motorhomes.

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  10. Network seeks to bring together data on harmful algal bloomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2018 | Homer News

    Christian Fischer Bloom of cyanobacteria in a freshwater pond. This accumulation in one corner of the pond was caused by wind drift.

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  11. AMCO denies standard cultivation license for HomerRead the original story

    Feb 1, 2018 | Homer News

    The license for what would have been Homer's first standard marijuana cultivation facility within city limits has now been denied at both the local and state level. Alaska Loven It was most of the way through its application process to open in a space rented in a 5,000-square-foot building on Kachemak Drive when members of Alaska's Marijuana Control Board were alerted to odors coming from the part of the building rented by Alaska Loven It.

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  12. Legislature's special session lives in limbo without legislatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2017 | Homer News

    Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, center, leaves the House chambers with Rep. Sam Kito, D-Juneau, left, and Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, after holding a short technical session at the Capitol on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. The Alaska Senate on Friday approved a constitutionally problematic criminal justice reform bill, then adjourned the fourth special session of the 30th Alaska Legislature.

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  13. Electric vehicles raise more questions than answersRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2017 | Homer News

    Though electric cars are finding enthusiastic users in Alaska's Southeast, how they would perform on the Kenai Peninsula is largely a speculative matter. To date, the local peak of electric car popularity may have come when managers of the Kenai's Kendall Ford dealership, formerly Stanley Ford, added several models of hybrid and electric Ford vehicles to its stock.

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  14. Planning commission approves conditional use permit for Aspen Hotel across from SafewayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2017 | Homer News

    This image taken from a Homer Advisory Planning Commission meeting packet shows the proposed location of an Aspen Hotel in town, which the commission recently granted a conditional use permit. Workers could break ground on a new 72-room Aspen Hotel in Homer by May 2018 if all goes according to plan, according to the project's architect.

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  15. AWIB seeks nominations for Stone awardRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2017 | Homer News

    The Alaska Workforce Investment Board is soliciting nominations in three categories for the David G. Stone Award, the board said in a press release. The award was established to recognize outstanding partners in workforce development and was named in recognition of Stone's dedication to workforce development and Alaska hire.

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  16. First official Indigenous Peoples Day proves satisfying, hopefulRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 | Homer News

    Natalie Soto, 2, helps sing with the All Nations Children Dancers as Juneau residents celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (Michael Penn Richard Peterson walked to the microphone at Monday night's Indigenous Peoples Day celebration at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, clearly emotional.

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  17. ownership changes handsRead the original story

    Oct 5, 2017 | Homer News

    Ownership of the newspaper publications of the Morris Publishing Group, including the Homer News, transferred to GateHouse Media Monday. The signing of a purchase agreement had been previously announced.

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