Thompson: Tax dollars should be spent carefully, efficiently

I am Jake Thompson, a lifelong resident of Kenai. I am married to Rhonda and have two beautiful children. Kenai needs a strong fiscal conservative… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2014
  • By Jake Thompson

Gilman: Strong families the backbone of our community

I have been blessed to have been raised and to have raised my children in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. I moved to Alaska in 1967… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2014
  • By Blaine Gilman

Bassett: Let’s figure out what it is we want

People in Kenai, as around peninsula, want things to happen, but it’s not always clear on what we want. We want action on how to… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2014
  • By Grayling Bassett

Kids today are doing great things

“Kids today” — it’s a sentiment we hear from time to time, usually preceded or followed by a list of everything wrong with the younger… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2014

Assembly District 2 candidates weigh in on issues

1. If elected, what issues do you feel require immediate attention?Grayling Bassett: The borough needs new landfills. It is reasonable for the borough to explore… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2014

What others say: Potential for Cook Inlet natural gas delivery to Fairbanks is welcome

News last week that a Texas-based company is looking to ship natural gas north from Cook Inlet to the Interior likely came as a surprise… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2014

Welles: Legalized marijuana would hurt Alaska

How do you destroy a State in one easy lesson? Vote in marijuana!Drugs are definitely not family friendly are they?Have you ever had an employee… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2014
  • By Stan Welles

Druce: Promote, protect healthy community

“Why am I running for Borough Assembly?” This question has been asked of me several times over the past few weeks. Those who know me… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2014
  • By LaDawn Druce

Anderson: With growth comes challenges

I have been a resident of Sterling for 23 years and Soldotna for 10 years (33 years central peninsula). I graduated from Soldotna high school… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2014
  • By Marty Anderson

Q&A: Candidates for District 5 assembly seat share views

1. If elected, what issues do you feel require immediate attention?Marty Anderson: I believe our community needs a five year and 10 year plan to… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2014

Boyle: Strength is listening to residents

I am thankful to the residents of Kenai for the opportunity to serve as a Council Member. Originally and still, the importance of individual public… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2014
  • By Mike Boyle

Spann: Younger generation should be involved

One of the reasons, I have decided to step up and run for City Council, is to raise awareness for the younger generation to get… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2014
  • By Holly Spann

Knackstedt: Council should make better use of advisory panels

The city council needs to utilize to their fullest extent the men and woman who volunteer for the City of Kenai commissions and committees. Decisions… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2014
  • By Henry Knackstedt

School board candidates weigh in on issues

1. If elected, what issues do you feel require the board’s immediate attention?Joe Arness: Clearly, the most immediate issues for the Board of Education are… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2014

Holt: School board members need an open mind

I have enjoyed being a member of the KPBSD Board of Education for the past six years. The experience has been productive and very rewarding.… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2014
  • By Bill Holt

Yerly: Tweaks can make a good system better

Many people have asked me why I am running for the school board. Simply because I see a system that needs some minor tweaks to… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2014
  • By Damon Yerly

What others say: Price of higher education is rising

The reasons were varied, but the outcome was clear: no tuition increase in the 2015-16 academic year for University of Alaska students.Perhaps the majority of… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2014

Kenai City Council candidates share views

1. What is the biggest issue facing the city and how can the council address it?Mike Boyle: Providing and maintaining quality services to residents while… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2014

What others say: Opponent needed in Ketchikan

No, no, no; it can’t be.The Ketchikan High School football team’s final home game — the one during which seniors were scheduled to be honored… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2014

Borough mayoral candidates speak to issues

1. What is the most important duty of the borough mayor? What will be your approach to that job?   Tom Bearup: It is very… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2014