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Mariners on the Move: Fall winners

Each Homer High faculty member selects one outstanding student per year based on scholarship and character. Honorees, their families and the nominating teachers attended a Nov. 16 celebration. Fall winners were: · Owen Pitzman...

Murkowski, Peltola and Dunleavy projected to win Alaska elections

By James Brooks Alaska Beacon All three incumbents likely clinched final victory in Alaska’s statewide elections last Friday, as the Alaska Division of Elections updated results with thousands of additional absentee, questioned...

Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases. Homer Volunteer Fire Department Nov. 14–20 Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to three advanced life support emergencies...

Republicans will hold Alaska US Senate seat in tight race

JUNEAU— A Republican candidate is expected to hold Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat, with Donald Trump-endorsed Kelly Tshibaka and U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski leading in early returns. In results early Wednesday morning, Tshibaka had 44.56%...

Angst over youth outmigration emerges in Alaska campaign rhetoric and debates

By Yereth Rosen Alaska Beacon For nine straight years, more people have left Alaska than moved to the state, and for eight of those years, Alaska’s total population declined. It is the longest stretch...

Bill Sheffield, former Alaska governor, dies at age 94

By Becky Bohrer Associated Press JUNEAU — Bill Sheffield, a former Alaska governor whose term in office was roiled by an impeachment proceeding, has died. He was 94. A statement provided by friends...

UA administration and faculty union reach tentative deal

The University of Alaska’s administration and its faculty union reached a tentative agreement on a new contract Monday, ending 14 months of negotiations. The sometimes contentious process resulted in both parties filing unfair labor...

Climate migration: Alaska village resists despite threats

By Luis Andres Henao Associated Press SHISHMAREF — Search online for the little town of Shishmaref and you’ll see homes perilously close to falling into the ocean, and headlines that warn that...

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