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A elderly man went into cardiac arrest during a vehicle collision in Ninilchik Tuesday evening, according to Alaska State Troopers. After years without functional restrooms, the Homer City Council approved the purchase of mobile restrooms for Karen Hornaday and Jack Gist parks. The Alaska Senate passed a bill today to create a new pension plan for state and local government employees. Public comment is in for a NOAA Fisheries management plan for Cook Inlet’s most productive drift fishing waters.

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Jamie Diep is a reporter/host for KBBI from Portland, Oregon. They joined KBBI right after getting a degree in music and Anthropology from the University of Oregon. They’ve built a strong passion for public radio through their work with OPB in Portland and the Here I Stand Project in Taipei, Taiwan.Jamie covers everything related to Homer and the Kenai Peninsula, and they’re particularly interested in education and environmental reporting. You can reach them at to send story ideas.