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Vote Tuesday in primary, special elections

In the midst of a contentious election for Alaska Governor and Lt. Governor, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Representative, local state elections haven’t received as much attention. When voters head to the polls next Tuesday,...

Glorious Grewingk

No vacation to Homer would be complete without a trip across the bay to Kachemak Bay State Park and Grewingk Glacier, the prominent glacier with the two twin mountains, or nunataqs, sticking up out...

Homer News hires news multimedia sales consultant

The Homer News has hired a new multimedia sales consultant, Callie Steinberg. New to Alaska since last November after moving up from Portland, Maine, Steinberg started work last week. “Sound Publishing and the Homer...

Homer woman dies of COVID-19

Update: This article includes new information not reported until the afternoon of Wednesday, July 13. A Homer woman age 80 or older died of COVID-19, according to a large batch of deaths reported by...

‘Bans off our bodies’: About 400 march to protect reproductive rights

In one of Homer’s largest protest marches, on Saturday about 400 people walked, held signs and chanted in protest of the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Dobbs v. Jackson, that reversed Roe v. Wade and...

Council considers West Hill rezoning

A rezoning of the lower West Hill area moved forward at the Homer City Council’s meeting on Monday, June 27. Without objection, the council introduced Ordinance 22-35, amending the Homer City Rezoning Map to...

CDC puts peninsula in high-risk status

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week increased the risk level to red or high for the Kenai Peninsula Borough, according to its online COVID-19 Community Levels website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/community-levels.html#anchor_82254. At the...

May the Fourth be with you

Homer’s small-town Fourth of July parade lasted about 30 minutes and stretched the length of Pioneer Avenue from Heath Street to the Homer Bypass. On the theme of “The First 50 Years: Celebrating Homer...

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