Recent News Stories

As scientists attempt to better understand the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale, they are taking a closer look at what the whales eat. But studying the dining habits of beluga whales is harder than you might think.

Senate Bill 21 – the state legislature’s controversial measure to overhaul oil taxation – was passed out of the House Resources Committee Thursday, on its way to House Finance. On the same day, hundreds of Alaskans staged protests around the state.

Homer Police last week charged an Anchor Point woman with first-degree theft for taking more than $95,000 from her ex-boss, Matt Shadle.

Federal investigators arrived on the Kenai Peninsula Monday to examine the scene of a Sunday plane crash in Soldotna. They plan to pore over evidence at the crash site for the next week before moving their operation back to Washington, DC. 

Fans of raw milk might want to be on the lookout for signs of bacterial infection. Four cases of Campylobacter infection have popped up on the Kenai Peninsula and state epidemiologists are tracing to the use of raw milk.

The Bait and Tassels Burlesque Troupe has its own distinct style. Homer’s neo-burlesque performers give their crowds a show by showing off just enough. The troupe has been performing a new show for the last several weekends.

A group of sixth-graders at West Homer Elementary School got a lesson this week in the complex subject of DNA. The lesson comes from a grant from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. 

 

Fishermen who were around Kachemak Bay before the 1980s probably remember a time when king crab was the dominant fishery in the area. A new exhibit at the Pratt Museum in Homer takes a closer look at the time “When Crab Was King.”

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