Elections

  • Eight years ago at Alice’s Champagne Palace when President Barack Obama became the first African-American elected president, a crowd of about 100 whooped when the national television networks declared him the winner. Tuesday night, many in the crowd at the historic Pioneer Avenue bar hoped for ano...

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 5:29pm
  • Some Homer voters celebrated a milestone this week: voting in their first U.S. Presidential election. At the other age of the spectrum, pioneer Alaskans looked back at a lifetime of voting for presidents — or at least after Alaska became a state....

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 5:23pm
  • Ballot Measure 1 would allow residents to register to vote when they apply for PFD   Ballot Measure 1 is the sole voter intiative on this fall’s general-election ballot. If approved by voters Nov. 8, Ballot Measure 1 would allow Alaskans to register to vote when they apply for their PFD each ...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:34pm
  • State Sen. Anna MacKinnon of Eagle River has tried for more than four years to make student loans cheaper. That effort will now be decided by voters on Tuesday. If enacted, Ballot Measure 2 would amend Alaska’s Constitution so the state could borrow money on behalf of the Alaska Student Loan Corpo...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:18pm
  • In the presidential election on Nov. 8, if voting Democrat, Alaskans will choose June Degnan, D’Arcy Hutchings and Victor Fischer. If voting Republican, they will choose Sean Parnell, Jacqueline Tupou or Carolyn Leman. Or maybe they will choose a slate from the Constitution Party, the Green Party ...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:15pm
  • On the first day of early voting on Monday, 3,300 Alaskans statewide cast their ballots, including 142 in Homer — a sign of high interest in the presidential election. As we count down to election day on Nov. 8, Alaskans have become caught up in one of the most intense presidential campaigns ever....

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 2:44pm
  • Homer voters in Tuesday’s election selected candidates with strong business backgrounds. In the Homer mayoral race, they chose Homer City Council member Bryan Zak, assistant state director for the Small Business Development Center. In unofficial results Zak is the likely winner for Homer mayor, de...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:45pm
  • Editor's note: On Oct. 7 the canvass board counted absentee and other ballots. There is no change in the unofficial election results. Bryan Zak kept his lead and is elected mayor. Shelly Erickson and Tom Stroozas were elected to Homer City Council. Proposition 1 failed....

    Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:57pm
  • U.S. Senate candidate Margaret Stock visited Homer on Thursday, Sept. 22, meeting with local businesses owners and community members as part of her campaign to overtake incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the November election. Stock is running as an independent candidate. Stock is a former officer in ...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:36pm
  • I came to Alaska in 1976 and moved to Homer in 1989. Lyn and I raised our two sons, Aaron and Robert, here. In 1993 I began a long association with Homer Hockey and served on the board for 10 years. During my tenure on the Homer Hockey board, the Kevin Bell Arena was built, which was a great accompl...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:24pm

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