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From high tunnels to halibut, peonies to Planned Parenthood, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, spoke on a wide variety of topics during a one-day visit Wednesday to Homer. Alaska’s senior senator jumped about town with a tight schedule that included: • A visit to KBBI AM 890’s Coffee Table call-i...

Sat, 04/07/2012 - 9:00pm


Sat, 04/07/2012 - 9:10pm

JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature is scheduled to end next weekend. But from the look of things — including some glum faces around the Capitol — the odds of that happening are extremely long. With the April 15th adjournment date looming, several big issues remain unresolved, including the bigges...

Sat, 04/07/2012 - 9:07pm

The officer addressed a small room of the LeeShore Center’s new hires and other agencies’ employees, educating them about the facets of domestic violence.  Jeff Whannell, Kenai Police Department investigator, said he is the third or fourth officer to perform call outs, but “unfortunately...

Sat, 04/07/2012 - 9:02pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's over, and Mitt Romney is going to be the GOP nominee for president. That's the growing consensus among Republican National Committee members who will automatically attend the party's national convention this summer and can support any candidate they choose. Even some members...

Sat, 04/07/2012 - 9:22am

FAIRBANKS (AP) — Psychedelic hippies, wigged fairies, caped superheroes and a whole lot (or forest) of skiing birch trees — the costumes of this year’s Ski for Women event at Birch Hill Recreation Area on Sunday provided entertainment for nearly 150 skiers. For 10 years, the annual Ski for Wom...

Sat, 04/07/2012 - 9:05am

JUNEAU — Chances are slim that lawmakers will finish their work and leave Juneau by the Legislature’s scheduled April 15 adjournment date, House Speaker Mike Chenault said Friday. “I can almost guarantee you, that with a week left, we’re not going to be done,” he said. The House has yet to...

Sat, 04/07/2012 - 9:00am

JUNEAU — Oil industry officials panned the Senate’s oil tax plan Friday, saying it raises taxes at certain prices, complicates the tax structure and won’t lead to the kind of investment the state wants to boost now-flagging oil production. BP Alaska proposed changes to SB192 in testimony befor...

Sat, 04/07/2012 - 8:57am

Department of Public Safety Commissioner Joseph Masters issued an emergency order to extend the studded-tire deadline on Alaska roads south of 60 degrees north latitude from April 15 to May 1. The 60-degree latitude line crosses Alaska south of Ninilchik and north of Happy Valley and just north of Y...

Fri, 04/06/2012 - 3:11pm

Alligator was something Fred West had never had the chance to try — that was until he was sent to the Boston International Seafood Show last month.  “It was tasty,” he said. West’s trip to Boston was the result of his Tustumena Smokehouse receiving the Alaska Symphony of Seafood new pro...

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 8:21pm


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