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A new study shows big savings if school districts across Alaska pool health insurance under a state umbrella. School board members and administrators with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District are hoping state lawmakers will consider the issue again.

Representatives from several state agencies and natural resources industries met in Kenai for the annual Industry Outlook Forum, sponsored by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and The Alliance.

A proposal to put a bronze statue of Brother Asaiah Bates at WKFL Park in downtown Homer has drawn some controversy. After the Homer City Council sent the plan back to committee at its last meeting, it appears the community conversation will continue.

More and more buildings around Homer are hooking up to the natural gas distribution system now that the first section is complete. And some of those include city- and borough-owned facilities.

The Homer Public Library is hoping to focus more on its children’s library. Claudia Haines had her position go from part time to full time a few months ago. 

One of the Homer City Council’s prickliest issues over the last few years has finally been put to bed … at least for now. After about an hour of discussion, the “nays” had it and the city council once again voted down the reinstatement of the grocery tax.

A pair of Homer musicians you may have heard of shared a moment in the spotlight Friday night, on one of country music’s biggest stages. For a little while, it was the town of Homer that basked in the spotlight.

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.

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