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  • Republican Party candidates also answered some short, noncontroversial questions in the Homer Public Library Debate on Friday, Aug. 5. Here are answers by John Cox, Paul Seaton and Beth Wythe   Question: What was the last book you read and what newspapers do you read?  ...

    Mon, 08/08/2016 - 2:57pm
  • 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 - 2:56pm
  • A citizen initiative seeking to ask voters whether commercial marijuana is legal in the Kenai Peninsula Borough outside the cities is a no-go. The borough clerk’s office finished verifying the signatures Friday and found the petition came up short. The petitioners were 62 signatures shy of the 898...

    Fri, 08/05/2016 - 4:52pm
  • Interview with John Cox John Cox, one of the three candidates for the State House District 31 seat, is a business owner in Anchor Point, where he has lived for the past 10 years. Cox moved to Alaska originally with his family when his father, who was in the Army, was stationed in the state. When Cox...

    Thu, 08/04/2016 - 3:14pm
  • 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 - 12:14pm
  • 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 - 12:13pm
  • 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 - 4:33pm
  • Candidates Paul Seaton, Mary “Beth” Wythe and John Cox will take part in debates hosted by the Homer Public library and the Homer Chamber of Commerce over the next week. Both forums are open to the public. The chamber debate will address topics important to the local business community, includin...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 4:33pm
  • 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 - 4:30pm
  • As of noon Wednesday, two candidates have filed for city office. Homer City Council member Bryan Zak has filed for mayor and Homer Advisory Planning Commissioner Tom Stroozas has filed for city council. Zak and council member Gus VanDyke’s seats are up for election. Both are 3-year terms. Homer Ma...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 4:30pm

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