Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Sue Mauger, left, shows Willy Dunne, center, and Donna Aderhold election results on her smart phone at an election party Tuesday night at Alice's Champagne Palace. Dunne is the apparent winner in the race for Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly while Aderhold took first place in the two-seat Homer City Council election.

Aderhold apparent council winner; 2nd place too close to call  updated 12:07am

In unofficial Homer City Council results, Donna Aderhold has emerged as the apparent top vote getter, taking 46 percent of votes cast. That’s easily above the 20-percent bar in the two-seat race ... Read More

Dunne wins District 9 assembly race 10/07/15

In the District 9 Kenai Peninsula Borough District 9 Assembly race between two political novices, Willy Dunne, 60, handily defeated Dawson Slaughter, 25, with 56.26 percent to 43.51 percent in...

Services vs. Revenue 09/30/15

At a Town Hall meeting last week to discuss city of Homer budget options, about 50 people heard City Manager Katie Koester propose ways to bridge a $1 million fiscal gap in the 2016...


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