Incumbent Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan, left, with his wife Julie, speaks to the media after casting his ballot at the Alaska Zoo Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)

Wait is on in Senate race as ballot count continues

Early results in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race favor Republican incumbent Dan Sullivan.

Incumbent Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan, left, with his wife Julie, speaks to the media after casting his ballot at the Alaska Zoo Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)
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DHSS: 413 new cases, 42 on peninsula

Affected communities include Kenai, Soldotna, Seward, Nikiski, Homer and Sterling.

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Kenai Peninsula voters head to the polls at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Nov. 3, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Republicans lead on peninsula, statewide

Alaskans won’t know the full, official results of Tuesday’s election until later this month,

Kenai Peninsula voters head to the polls at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Nov. 3, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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State reports 382 new cases, 21 on peninsula

Affected communities include Soldotna, Kenai, Homer, Fritz Creek and ‘other North.’

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A man votes takes advantage of early voting at the Mendenhall Mall on Oct. 22, 2020. The FBI issued public guidance ahead of the General Election warning voters about what is and isn't federal election crime, and how to report such crimes if they're spotted. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

FBI issues guidance on election security

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A man votes takes advantage of early voting at the Mendenhall Mall on Oct. 22, 2020. The FBI issued public guidance ahead of the General Election warning voters about what is and isn't federal election crime, and how to report such crimes if they're spotted. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Alaska U.S. Senate candidate Al Gross speaks to supporters at an event at a downtown park in Juneau, on Saturday, as his wife, Monica Gross, at right, looks on. The event, held on a rainy, windy morning, is among those Gross is holding in the lead-up to the Nov. 3 general election, in which Gross, an independent running with Democratic backing, is facing Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Campaigns make last push for votes in state

As of early Monday, more than 150,000 voters had cast their ballots, most by absentee.

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Alaska U.S. Senate candidate Al Gross speaks to supporters at an event at a downtown park in Juneau, on Saturday, as his wife, Monica Gross, at right, looks on. The event, held on a rainy, windy morning, is among those Gross is holding in the lead-up to the Nov. 3 general election, in which Gross, an independent running with Democratic backing, is facing Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
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State reports 345 new cases, 600 active on the peninsula

Kenai Peninsula Borough reported 15 cases Monday and 28 cases Sunday.

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The outside of the Kenai Peninsula College Kenai River Campus’ Clarence E. Goodrich Building is seen in this Oct. 2, 2020, photo. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

City of Soldotna awards KPC $222,300 grant

The grant will be used for a virtual health and wellness clinic and tech support among other things.

The outside of the Kenai Peninsula College Kenai River Campus’ Clarence E. Goodrich Building is seen in this Oct. 2, 2020, photo. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Participants in a roundtable discussion hosted via Zoom are seen in a screenshot from the interview, which was conducted on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 from Kenai, Alaska. Clockwise from top left: Selma Casagranda, Ashlyn O’Hara, Tegan Retzer, Quinn Cox, Kaegan Koski and Olivia Davis.

‘There is something more I can do with my voice’

The Kenai’s young political leaders share their thoughts on the state of Alaska and the nation

Participants in a roundtable discussion hosted via Zoom are seen in a screenshot from the interview, which was conducted on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 from Kenai, Alaska. Clockwise from top left: Selma Casagranda, Ashlyn O’Hara, Tegan Retzer, Quinn Cox, Kaegan Koski and Olivia Davis.
Peter Sidmore fills out paperwork prior to voting early and in-person in the 2020 general election on Thursday, Oct. 22. Election officials said the fourth day of early voting was slower than the three days when hundreds of voters showed up to vote in person. Thursday morning, fewer than a dozen people had voted as of 8:45 a.m. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Peter Sidmore fills out paperwork prior to voting early and in-person in the 2020 general election on Thursday, Oct. 22. Election officials said the fourth day of early voting was slower than the three days when hundreds of voters showed up to vote in person. Thursday morning, fewer than a dozen people had voted as of 8:45 a.m. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Rep. Jennifer Johnston, R-Anchorage, gets her temperature taken as she enters the Alaska State Capitol on Monday, May 18, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Rep. Jennifer Johnston, R-Anchorage, gets her temperature taken as she enters the Alaska State Capitol on Monday, May 18, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
The sign outside Soldotna City Hall is seen here on July 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna to hold city meetings 100% remotely during high-risk level

The move was made in response to growing COVID-19 case numbers.

The sign outside Soldotna City Hall is seen here on July 16, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Ron Gillham

Campaign disclosure forms: more local contributors for Baisden

Baisden is running as a petition candidate against Gillham for the State House District 30 seat.

Ron Gillham
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6 new COVID-19 deaths, 42 new peninsula cases

DHSS announced 355 new COVID-19 cases in Alaska on Thursday.

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Dr. Al Gross (courtesy photo)

Election 2020: U.S. senatorial candidate Dr. Al Gross

The Clarion spoke with U.S. Senate candidate Al Gross ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

Dr. Al Gross (courtesy photo)
Image via Kenai Peninsula School District
Image via Kenai Peninsula School District
A graphic shows Alaska voters’ party affiliations. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

More than 100,000 Alaskans have already voted in the Nov. 3 election

117,281 Alaskans have already cast their ballots

A graphic shows Alaska voters’ party affiliations. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Residents of South Peninsula Hospital’s Long Term Care exercised their right to vote in this special voting booth set up in their day room, as seen here in this photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, at Long Term Care in Homer, Alaska.
“Staff worked with Homer City Clerk to make necessary arrangements for this alternative in lieu of their annual trip to the polling site,” said South Peninsula Hospital Public Information Officer Derotha Ferraro. “Long Term Care is closed to visitors and restricting resident outings at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City Clerk used processes developed to assist persons who reside in long term care settings and following Alaska Division of Elections guidelines.” (Photo courtesy of South Peninsula Hospital)

Get ready for Election Day

‘Every eligible vote is going to counted,’ elections spokesperson says

Residents of South Peninsula Hospital’s Long Term Care exercised their right to vote in this special voting booth set up in their day room, as seen here in this photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, at Long Term Care in Homer, Alaska.
“Staff worked with Homer City Clerk to make necessary arrangements for this alternative in lieu of their annual trip to the polling site,” said South Peninsula Hospital Public Information Officer Derotha Ferraro. “Long Term Care is closed to visitors and restricting resident outings at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City Clerk used processes developed to assist persons who reside in long term care settings and following Alaska Division of Elections guidelines.” (Photo courtesy of South Peninsula Hospital)
A message opposing annexation is visible on an electronic sign at Lucky Raven Tobacco, located inside one of the proposed areas for annexation, on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Boundary Commission sends Soldotna annexation decision to voters

Fewer than 40 people could potentially make a decision on the petition.

A message opposing annexation is visible on an electronic sign at Lucky Raven Tobacco, located inside one of the proposed areas for annexation, on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)