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  • By ELIZABETH EARL Morris News Service - Alaska A citizen petition to ask voters whether commercial marijuana operations should be banned in the Kenai Peninsula Borough outside the cities has received sufficient signatures to be valid....

    Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:29pm
  • With the closing of the city of Homer election filing period at noon Monday, five candidates have filed for three seats. In the Oct. 4 city election, and with no incumbents running for their current seats, voters will choose two new Homer City Council members and a new mayor. Council members Gus Van...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:07pm
  • Voters won’t be asked whether a group of residents between Ninilchik and Clam Gulch should be moved into the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area this October....

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:06pm
  • As of 10:40 p.m., with seven out of nine precincts tallied, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, appears to be heading to an easy re-election in the Republican Party primary. Total votes                       &...

    Tue, 08/16/2016 - 9:32pm
  • In a Homer City Council meeting that covered everything from opposition to U.S. Navy war games in the spring to whether cannabis workers should have criminal background checks, the council returned to a perennial topic: the budget. The council also postponed action on an ordinance to allow further p...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:51pm
  • While the annual Salmonfest has no shortage of entertaining musical acts, many festival-goers are attracted to Ninilchik each year for the festival’s work with education and advocacy as well. Presented by the Kachemak Bay Conservation Society, this year’s festival got significant support from Co...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:51pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 - 4:30pm
  • Kenai Peninsula voters will decide whether to continue the borough’s optional senior property tax exemption in this fall’s election. The proposal comes out of a comprehensive review of the borough’s tax code that Borough Mayor Mike Navarre’s office has been engaged in since last year. It joi...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 11:50am

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