Recent News Stories

Homer’s new city ordinance banning the use of disposable plastic shopping bags might not have a chance to become law, after all. The plastic bag ban was vetoed by Mayor Jim Hornday Friday morning, setting up another vote Monday night.

A new report on the state of Alaska's energy resources was released Friday by the Department of Natural Resources. What does it mean for the Kenai Peninsula?

A floatplane accident in Homer Tuesday night claimed the life of former Alaska state legislator Cheryll Heinze, who represented Anchorage for one term in 2003 and 2004. Federal investigators are unsure what exactly caused the Cessna 206 carrying Heinze and four others to flip over while attempting to land on Homer’s Beluga Lake.

Senator Lisa Murkowski has declared war on the Republican Party’s “war on women.” In pointed comments Wednesday, Murkowski took on the subjects of contraception, abortion and Rush Limbaugh.

The 2013 Kenai Peninsula Borough election is in the bag and most key races and ballot initiatives have been decided. In the City of Homer, voters appear to have repealed the city’s ban on plastic shopping bags, although more than 200 absentee and questioned ballots remain.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board will meet today to discuss and possibly approve new contracts for the district’s teachers and staff. Members of the teachers’ and employees’ unions had until Sunday to give the agreement an up or down vote. 

K-Bay Caffe recently opened up a new location on Pioneer Avenue in Homer, which the management hopes will provide a new music and art venue for the community. 

A new book by longtime Alaska journalist Tom Kizzia hits bookstores Tuesday. “Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier” details the story of Robert Allen Hale, better known to Alaskans as “Papa Pilgrim.”

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