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  • Despite a well-funded, negative campaign by political action committees against him, incumbent Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, easily won election in Tuesday’s primary for the District 31 House seat. Seaton said negative campaigning backfired and probably helped him in the three-way Republican contest....

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:47am
  • 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
  • Editor’s note: This story has been updated to add that David Lewis has filed to run for Homer Mayor. Erickson files for city council; Lewis files for mayor...

    Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:27pm
  • 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
  • In two debates last Friday and Tuesday, Republican Party candidates for House District 31 representative answered questions on everything from books to marijuana to support for seniors. But it was another “b” word — the budget — that dominated discussions at debates sponsored by the Friends ...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:49pm
  • For almost 12 years I have had the privilege of representing the City of Homer which has prepared me well for the current financial situation facing us at the state level. The financial integrity of the city has been a large focus of my attention and actions that I have promoted have resulted in: ...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:39pm
  • You have a choice to make — Outside and Industry money is being used for negative ads and I feel I should respond to those distortions. I have been a Republican all my life. I believe in the big tent philosophy with a diversity of views — but in the spirit of President Eisenhower, I am leery of ...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:39pm
  • As we head into the final days prior to the election, we are faced with troubling and very difficult decisions. Whom do I cast my vote for? Representative Seaton, Mayor Wythe, or Businessman John Cox?...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:39pm
  • Early voting, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 11-12, Aug. 15, Homer City Hall Election Day, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday Republican Party ballot (must be a registered Republican, nonpartisan or undeclared vote) House District 31 Representative: Paul Seaton, Mary E. ...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 3:53pm
  • District wide August 23: First day of school September 5: Labor Day September 14: Early release October 21: Inservice, end of quarter October 26: Early release October 27-28: Parent-teacher conferences November 23: Early release November 24-25: Thanksgiving holiday December 22: Inse...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 3:52pm
  • Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year! Our district is very excited to have all of our students, staff, and parents back in school. We have had a busy summer at the district office in preparation for this year. As you know, we are fully committed to prepare all of our students for their future....

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 2:48pm
  • The cutest day of the summer is upon us. The Homer Farmers Market Zucchini Festival will be this weekend. This silly festival of fun is perfect for the whole family and even celebrates one of the most maligned vegetables around....

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 2:22pm
  • Tutka Bay Lodge, located across the bay from Homer, attracts their employees with the same ingredients that bring in guests from around the world — thoughtful, anticipatory service and pristine Alaska wilderness. Kirsten and Carl Dixon, who own Tutka Bay Lodge and Winterlake Lodge in partnership w...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 12:34pm
  • 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

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