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Flooding along the Kenai River is beginning to subside, despite some road closures in the area. The National Weather Service reported Tuesday that water levels crested at Cooper Landing one-half-foot above moderate flood stage, with some low lying areas around Kenai Lake still flooded.

Homer’s ban on disposable plastic shopping bags has gone from on-again to off-again to back on-again. With a final vote of the Homer City Council Monday night, the bag ban is set to become law January 1st.

An Era Aviation flight from Kodiak to Anchorage made an emergency landing in Homer Monday after the pilot shut down an overheating engine. Flight 889 landed safely at the Homer Airport at about 12:15 p.m.

Flood waters have begun to recede in Seward and points north, but the National Weather Service has extended its flood warning for the Kenai River until Thursday. Flooding along the Kenai has been reported in several areas and forced road closures and evacuations.

A Homer biologist has determined that shells and organic marine debris attached to the jack-up rig “Endeavour” did not survive the trip from Singapore to Cook Inlet waters.

Riders In The Sky, a group of four seasoned cowboy performers well known for their wit, humor and musical talents will be doing shows in Seldovia and Homer this week.

This year’s dismal return of King salmon, which led to a federal disaster declaration, has left commercial setnet fishermen on Cook Inlet’s east side with several concerns about how that declaration will affect them and what the state plans to do to ensure they aren’t shut out again next year.

The Pioneers of Alaska took a big organizational step Saturday, voting to allow women to serve in the 105-year-old fraternal organization's highest offices. The vote came at the group's "Grand Igloo" convention in Soldotna.

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