MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • In two debates last Friday and Tuesday, Republican Party candidates for House District 31 representative answered questions on everything from books to marijuana to support for seniors. But it was another “b” word — the budget — that dominated discussions at debates sponsored by the Friends ...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 3:49pm
  • At a debate last Friday at the Homer Public Library, Republican Party candidates for House District 31 representative took some easy questions like “What is your favorite book?” or “What foreign languages do you know?”, but the discussion centered on issues key to Alaska’s future. What is ...

    Mon, 08/08/2016 - 1:56pm
  • Beth Wythe In running for House District 31 Representative, Homer Mayor Beth Wythe follows a time-tested approach: earn experience and name recognition in local politics and take the jump to the state level. Hers is a voice heard twice a month for the past 12 years on KBBI AM 890’s broadcasts of H...

    Thu, 08/04/2016 - 11:14am
  • Editor's note: The date of when Paul Seaton was first elected to the House of Representatives has been corrected. He was elected in 2002 and started in the Legislature in 2003....

    Thu, 08/04/2016 - 11:13am
  • Editor’s Note: As part of Homer News coverage leading up to the Aug. 16 primary, in this week’s edition we introduce the candidates running for the District 31 House seat and give their responses to a set of questions. The candidates were individually interviewed and asked t...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:33pm
  • A Homer man shot and killed a charging sow brown bear at Humpy Creek last Friday. Kim Woodman, 57, shot the bear five times with a 10mm handgun before the bear fell about 6 feet from him. While backing away from the sow, Woodman fell and accidentally shot himself in the left foot. Woodman was able t...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:30pm
  • In a talk before the Homer City Council on Tuesday, Gov. Bill Walker mentioned a historic photo of Metlakatla villagers Lt. Gov. Byron Mallot gave him. It showed the villagers pulling together to remove a stump — a Tsimshian tradition. “‘This is what we need to be doing,’” Walker said Mall...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:30pm
  • Two shows this month explore the effects of global warming and climate change, but from different perspectives. In his show at Ptarmigan Arts, Homer artist Ed Hutchinsion, who has become known for his “white-on-white” paintings of Arctic animals, focuses on those animals and sea life dealing wit...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 2:53pm
  • At a Homer City Council work session Monday night on addressing the heroin and opioid epidemic in Homer, Homer Police Chief Mark Robl brought another issue to the council’s attention: an increase this summer in police response to public drunks. “The police department has dealt with an inordinate...

    Wed, 07/27/2016 - 2:10pm
  • After years of investigation, Homer’s only unsolved murder now awaits a decision by the Kenai District Attorney on whether charges can be filed. Three years ago today, someone killed Mark Matthews, then 61, leaving his body off the Poopdeck Trail between Hazel Avenue and Pioneer Avenue. Homer Poli...

    Wed, 07/27/2016 - 2:10pm

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