• Kenai Peninsula Borough voters will decide whether future seniors should continue to get $350,000 in property tax exemptions or if the borough’s portion of the exemption should be phased out....

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:52pm
  • As Kenai Peninsula Borough and Homer voters face a slate of bond propositions and tax changes, KPB Proposition 2 could be an easy sell for voters for one simple reason: It won’t take a dime from taxpayers. The proposition asks voters to approve a general obligation bond of up to $4.8 million to ex...

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:51pm
  • In considering Homer Proposition 1, a proposal to borrow up to $12 million to build a new Homer Police Station, the controversy isn’t whether or not police need a new station. Even opponents of Prop 1 say it’s clear the 39-year-old station needs replacement. The debate is over the cost and how t...

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:51pm
  • Two candidates are running for Homer Mayor and three candidates are running for two, 3-year Homer City Council seats. The city also will hold an election on Proposition No. 1, to approve general obligation bonds for a new police station and a 0.65-percent seasonal sales tax increase to fund the bond...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:35pm
  • Kimberly Ketter moved to Homer in May 2015 from her hometown of Cranberry Township, Pa., looking for a fresh start. Following a painful custody battle which ended with limited rights to see her son, Ketter moved to Homer to live with a family friend who had retired and moved into a house on West Hil...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:35pm
  • When Homer City Council candidate Shelly Erickson says that Homer is her home, her words refer to roots that go deep into past generations. Both sides of her family have been in Homer for close to 80 years. Three candidates — Erickson, Tom Stroozas, and Kimberly Ketter — are running for the two ...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:35pm
  • Tom Stroozas is a transplant from the Lower 48, similar to many Homer residents who visited, were captured by Homer’s beauty and decided to make a home here. Now, he looks to the city council as a way to serve the town he has called home since 2006. “I believe that you should live your life so t...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:35pm
  • With his 3-year term expiring this October, veteran Homer City Council member Bryan Zak chose not to run for re-election and instead shifted his focus to another city office: Homer mayor. Like opponent David Lewis, Zak was first elected to the council in 2008. Zak, 60, won a 2-year seat that came op...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:05pm
  • Three-term Homer City Council member and Mayor Pro-Tempore David Lewis said he’s running for one simple reason. “I thought about it for a while. I wanted to see who put their name in,” he said. “I don’t think it should be a giveaway job. I think there should be competition.” Lewis, 62, f...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:05pm
  • After a resounding win Tuesday in the Republican Party Primary for the House District 31 seat, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, looked ahead to the challenge of the next session. “We’ve got a big problem to solve. Our biggest concern is making sure we solve this fiscal problem in a way that’s sustai...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:09pm

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