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  1. New oil escort tugs get poor review before citizens' councilRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | Homer News

    A vessel design firm hired by a Prince William Sound environmental watchdog group is skeptical of the capability of tugs being built to escort oil tankers out of Valdez. Marine engineer Robert Allan told members of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council board of directors on Jan. 19 that his company found "fairly significant deficiencies" in the designs of two classes of tugs that Edison Chouest Offshore plans to use in the sound starting next year.

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  2. University of Alaska is rising to occasionRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2016 | Homer News

    Many of you have been hearing in the local news this week about the proposal coming up for vote at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting on Monday, July 25, to move the Central Peninsula Hospital service area line further south. What many local resident aren't aware of is the direct and severe impact that this proposal may have on the availability of medical services in Ninilchik.

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  3. Unions protest change in Alaska oil tanker escort contractRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | Homer News

    Two maritime unions with 250 Alaska jobs at stake have begun a campaign to stop the operator of the trans-Alaska pipeline from switching to a nonunion company for escorting oil tankers safely out of Prince William Sound, where the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil in 1989. Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.

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