Editor’s note: Following the March 16 court hearing, Assembly member Willy Dunne submitted his opinion piece to the Homer News. That opinion piece can be read at http://homernews.com/homer-opinion/2017-03-17/eliminating-invocation-right-thing-do
A Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member from Homer has challenged a clause prohibiting him from speaking or writing about the assembly’s controversial invocation policy. In a civil suit, assembly member Willy Dunne, District 9, said a legal nonprofit’s contract to defend the borough in an ongoing lawsuit over the invocation policy violates his constitutional right to free speech.
A controversial project to install a new boat ramp on the banks of the Kasilof River has been put on hold.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District wants the public to put pressure on the Legislature and the borough assembly to provide additional funding in the upcoming fiscal year.
The public will finally get a formal chance to weigh in on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s invocation practice in March.
Fishermen, regulators, biologists and stakeholders will gather in Anchorage later this month to clash over and collaborate on Upper Cook Inlet fisheries policies.
To help bridge some of the state’s $3 billion budget gap, Gov. Bill Walker has proposed a bill that would triple the motor fuel tax statewide more than two years.
The Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals and the Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals
The South Peninsula Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees elected officers at its annual meeting on Jan. 9. Angie Newby was elected chair; Phyllis Cooper, vice chair; Mary Ann Rowe, secretary; and Judith Lund, treasurer. Cooper was recognized during the meeting by fellow trustees and hospital administration for seven consecutive years as the foundation’s chair.
The tourism season in Alaska is projected togrow by 2 percent over this year, but the future for the industry’s marketing is still uncertain.
A resolution planned for hearing at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly would clarify that each assembly member’s opinions about the assembly’s controversial invocation policy are his or her own.