Borough assembly votes to keep controversial invocation policy

Mar 22nd 1:08 pm By Carey Restino

Amendment to create a moment of silence fails as well.


Statewide Stories

Opinion: Medical facilities in Alaska should be required to list prices

March 9th 11:59 am

As the nation grapples with the future of its national health care insurance program, Alaska has recently taken up the issue of requiring its larger health care providers to offer up a list of the prices the various facilities charge for the top 100 [...]

Opinion: Vague state law on spending excess campaign contributions needs overhaul

March 9th 11:58 am

In 1995, more than 32,000 Alaskans signed a petition to put a campaign finance reform initiative on the ballot. A section of the initiative would have created clear rules banning candidates from treating surplus campaign contributions as income. One reason [...]

Opinion: We have ingredients for success, but need recipe

March 9th 11:57 am

State economists tell us Alaska has shed 3,640 oil and gas jobs over the past two years. The last time we saw job losses of that magnitude was in the 1980s.  And - these thousands of oil and gas jobs lost do not include the hundreds of other jobs that have [...]

Opinion: Moms of opioid addicts touched Sullivan's heart, but will he use his vote to help them?

March 9th 11:55 am

When Kim Whitaker told Sen. Dan Sullivan the story of her daughter's lifelong addiction to heroin, he was so moved he set up a summit meeting. But Sullivan hasn't taken a stand on ending the most important resource for helping addicts like her daughter.

Uncovering mysteries of North Slope lake trout

March 9th 11:42 am

In early March up on the frozen Arctic Coastal Plain, as the wind sculpts snow into drifts, it's hard to tell northern lakes from surrounding tundra. But lurking deep beneath that flat white world are toothy predators as long as your arm. In pools 60 feet [...]

Most Popular Stories

Obituary: Shanley Kerls Brown

March 23rd 4:43 pm

Homer resident, Mrs. Shanley Elizabeth Kerls Brown died Saturday, March 11, 2017 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. She was 52.  Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the West Homer Elementary Gymnasium, immediately followed by a [...]

Opinion: Sorting through Homer's big issues

March 23rd 5:17 pm

I've been trying to sort out the sanctuary city/councilmember recall issues. Here's my take: It's clear that what we're witnessing with these related issues is a very emotionally induced action and reaction, a venomous and radical swing between two mutually [...]

Opinion: Spring fever cure found in dirt

March 23rd 5:18 pm

My calendar says the first day of spring was earlier this week. Despite long, sunny days, it does not feel much like spring. The ground is covered with several feet of snow and the air is biting cold most of the day.

FYI - News briefs & announcements - March 16

March 16th 7:39 pm

Don't Panic! NOAA's National Weather Service, the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Alaska Broadcasters Association plan to conduct a test of the tsunami warning communications system on Wednesday, March 29 at [...]

FYI - News briefs & announcements - March 23

March 23rd 5:25 pm

Food Hub Online Training If you are interested in selling on the Kenai Peninsula Food Hub — the online farmers market — head over to the Homer Public Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, March 25. There, you will learn how to become [...]

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