FYI – News briefs & announcements – March 5

State of the City luncheon

The Homer Chamber will be hosting the State of the City Address at their March Luncheon on March 12 at the Alibi at 453 E. Pioneer Avenue.
This month’s luncheon speakers will be Mayor Beth Wythe and City Manager Walt Wrede with the State of the City address. Optional lunch is $14 and begins at noon. Open to the public. Please call 235-7740 to RSVP by March 7.

Lt. Gov. Treadwell Certifies Marijuana, Minimum Wage Initiatives

 Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell announced the certification of the citizen initiatives 13PSUM, “An Act to tax and regulate the production, sale, and use of marijuana;” and 13MINW, “An Act increasing the Alaska minimum wage to $8.75 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2015, $9.75 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2016, and thereafter adjusted annually for inflation.”
The Division of Elections completed its review of signatures of each initiative and determined they meet constitutional and statutory requirements for initiative petitions.
For all citizen initiatives to appear on the ballot, the lieutenant governor must conduct two public hearings in each of the four judicial districts at least 30 days before the election.
The bill proposed by 13PSUM would provide for the taxation and regulation of the production, sale, and use of marijuana.
The bill proposed by 13MINW would provide for an increase in Alaska’s minimum wage. Specifically, the bill would increase the Alaska minimum wage to $8.75 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2015, $9.75 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2016, and thereafter adjusted annually for inflation.

GCI and Alaska Airlines Send Four Alaskans to Seattle Mariners Spring Training

GCI has partnered with Alaska Airlines and the Seattle Mariners to send two lucky Alaskans and their guests to Phoenix, Ariz., for the ultimate Mariners spring training experience from March 21 – 23, 2014.
To win, Alaskans can watch a KTVA Channel 11 newscast from Feb. 24 – March 9, 2014, for a daily code word, to be announced during the commercial break immediately before or directly after the sports segment. Contestants can also obtain the code word by visiting each night and clicking on the “Contest” tab and selecting “Win a Trip to watch the Seattle Mariners at Spring Training.” Once they find the code word, viewers need to visit and enter the code word for a chance to win. Each day and each code word offers another opportunity to win.
The contest is open to all Alaska residents, ages 21 years and older on the date of the contest.
For additional information and complete contest details, visit

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