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The parallel Pacific cod season in Cook Inlet comes to a close this week as the state waters Pacific cod jig season opens. Here is an update about the current groundfish fisheries in the Cook Inlet.

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It’s no secret marijuana retailers around the country face several crippling obstacles because their product is still illegal in the eyes of the federal government. Future dispensaries in Alaska will have to find ways around those roadblocks if they are going to be profitable. A California attorney with a home in Soldotna plans to move to Alaska full time to help his clients pull through.

Sean Dusek - Image Courtesy of KPBSD

Sean Dusek has been selected as the new superintendent of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. The Board of Education made the decision at a special meeting Tuesday. Dusek has been serving as interim superintendent since December following the departure of Dr. Steve Atwater last year.

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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released the lower Cook Inlet pink salmon forecast for 2015. At this point in time, it looks like there are a few factors that may contribute to a good harvest this year.

Ken Castner - Photo Courtesy of the Homer Tribune

The City of Homer’s Public Safety Building Review Committee met on Tuesday night to continue hashing out some of the finer details involved in building new facilities for the city’s emergency services personnel. After the meeting Committee Chair Ken Castner discussed the progress made toward project completion.

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During this fiscal year’s budgetary process some of Homer’s various department heads asked the city council for additional personnel. The council denied those requests because of a lack of funds. Recently several departments explained the reality behind their staffing needs.

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The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, a state owned corporation, is coming closer to a decision on a proposed alliance with Furie Operating Alaska in light of the company’s looming gas exploration in Cook Inlet. AIDEA and Furie both expect an investment in Cook Inlet to pay big returns.

The city council announced it will follow a judge’s ruling on natural gas assessments for one particular condominium owner. But, it won’t change its approach to all other assessments as a result. This is the latest step in the Ken Castner vs. The City of Homer case that started nearly two years ago.