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Since it was first signed into law in 1976, the Magnuson-Stevens Act has been the biggest tool in the federal toolbox to regulate America’s fisheries. This year, Congress is getting closer to re-authorizing the act, with some changes.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is tracking height and weight information for its students. Officials say the information is used to get an idea of the overall health within the district.

Investigators are taking a closer look at a single-vehicle accident that killed a Soldotna man Wednesday morning east of Homer. It is not yet known what exactly caused 29-year-old Trevor Cunningham’s truck to go off the road.

A program through Homer’s R.E.C. Room called "FORK Club Cooking Classes" is trying to get kids to feel comfortable in the kitchen. Teens get tips on using healthy, local ingredients while getting a taste of what’s it’s like to be in a commercial kitchen.

The driver of a commercial vehicle was killed Wednesday morning in an accident east of Homer. Alaska State Troopers report the driver of the truck was 29-year-old Soldotna resident Trevor Cunningham.

A Homer Electric Association utility worker has been released from a Seattle hospital after getting injured earlier this month. Thirty-three-year-old Jacob Adams was doing work on a high-voltage junction box at the time of the accident.

This year’s session of the Alaska State Legislature began Tuesday. As happens just about every year, policies related to the state’s natural resources will figure heavily into the debate. One of the most high-profile bills has been House Bill 77.

Fisheries scientists gathered in Solotna Thursday for a presentation on years-long study of Cook Inlet beluga whales. The information those scientists shared provides a baseline for future studies of belugas.

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