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  • As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, with 245 of 441 precincts reporting across the state, the unofficial results for Ballot Measure 1 were 53,550 votes saying “no” to the referendum, a repeal of Senate Bill 21, and 51,484 votes saying yes to the repeal. Votes on the referendum by district were not yet availa...

    Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:12pm
  • The three Republican U.S. Senate candidates squared off against each other in the KTUU Channel 2 debate Aug. 14, touching mostly on old and familiar themes....

    Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:10pm
  • With the municipal election less than two months away, the deadline is quickly approaching to file as a candidate for city of Homer and Kenai Peninsula Borough seats. On the Homer ballot will be three elected city official positions: the mayor and two council members. The deadline to file for one of...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:25pm
  • As of its meeting last Friday, a Kenai grand jury has not yet re-indicted the two Homer brothers accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy at a September 2012 East End Road drinking party. On Aug. 6, Kenai Superior Court Judge Carl Bauman dismissed without prejudice second-degree sexual assault c...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:25pm
  • In a decision that clarifies the rights of Alaska citizens to change law by initiative and referendum, the Alaska Supreme Court on Friday said the Kenai Superior Court and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk erred when they rejected a 2010 proposed referendum by James Price, a Nikiski citizen activist...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:25pm
  • An entertaining 10-minute presentation by Sean Baski and Laura Paul with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities took the spotlight during Monday night’s two-hour Homer City Council meeting.  “You are above and beyond the most professional presenter we’ve ever had,...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:21pm
  • Enstar Natural Gas Co.’s Alaska operations employees went on strike Monday morning. The striking workers are at Enstar’s Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula and Matanuska-Susitna area branches, according to a release from the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 367 that represents...

    Mon, 08/11/2014 - 2:40pm
  • Two local hopefuls are among the slate of candidates whose names will appear on the Aug. 19 primary ballot for the U.S. House of Representatives. John Cox of Anchor Point is running as a Republican and Frank Vondersaar of Homer as a Democrat. John Cox, Republican Cox, 57, was born i...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:51pm
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Morris News Service - Alaska The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly stood behind the borough mayor on his veto of the body’s decision to ask voters if they want a 3 percent borough-wide bed tax. The assembly discussed and voted on overriding the veto at it...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:45pm
  • Fireweed is close to fully blooming at Beluga Slough last Thursday. According to folklore, when the fireweed blooms reach the top, winter is six weeks away....

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:44pm

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