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The Homer special assessment district has passed a hurdle with a “yes” vote from all city council members on first reading. Final passage could happen at the next meeting Feb. 11.

An exhibit created by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. made its Alaska debut at the Pratt Museum in Homer Friday night. The exhibit explores a topic of interest to just about everyone - food.

The federal government shut down Tuesday for the first time in 17 years. While members of Congress debated the long-term effects of the shutdown, 13,000 federal employees in Alaska woke up to an unpaid day off.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has decided to have a public hearing for an ordinance that would repeal some provisions of the Borough’s Anadromous streams protection order. The expansion of the original ordinance has been hotly contested.

An effort to reinstate the City of Homer’s tax on non-prepared foods during the wintertime took a big step forward Monday night, when the Homer City Council voted to advance the issue toward a final vote December 10th. 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has plans to purchase new school busses. The school board allocated $687,000 into the student transportation fund during its meeting earlier this month.

Homer residents in the Highlands Drive area of West Hill are reporting the presence of a black bear that has apparently learned to open car and house doors. Fish and Game biologist Jason Herreman says neighbors in the area first reported the bear.

The Homer Electric Association has appointed Seldovia resident Don Seelinger to fill a vacant seat on its Board of Directors. Seelinger will represent District 3 and takes over for Mike Wiley of Clam Gulch. Wiley passed away late last year. 

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