Elections

Voters to choose new mayor on Oct. 3

Next week will bring not only five new assembly members and a draft of new service area board members and city council members in the… Continue reading

Fate of borough’s cannabis industry before voters

It’s down to the wire for Kenai Peninsula Borough voters outside the cities to decide whether they want to prohibit commercial cannabis operations. Proposition 1,… Continue reading

One challenges incumbent for District 1 assembly seat

Voters in the Kalifornsky Beach area and part of Ridgeway have two choices for their Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly representative on Oct. 3 — one… Continue reading

2 vie for District 5 assembly seat

Two candidates want to fill a Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly seat representing a sprawling district that includes Sterling, Funny River, part of Kalifornsky Beach Road… Continue reading

Prop 2 asks voters to support HVAC repairs to borough building

A set of round dials mounted on a monitoring box in a cramped maintenance room are supposed to measure air pressure through the pneumatic system… Continue reading

Keep Cannabis Legal group leads pack for campaign spending

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to show that the Kenai Peninsula Republic Women donated to Linda Hutchings' mayoral campaign in February 2017. With… Continue reading

Candidates tackle social issues in packed forum

Most of the conversation among the candidates for Kenai Peninsul Borough Assembly and borough mayor has been about the budget so far, but a forum… Continue reading

Mallott rejects salmon habitat ballot initiative

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott denied an application on Sept. 12 to put a voter initiative on the 2018 statewide ballot that would have tightened the… Continue reading

Chenault tests waters for gubernatorial bid

Nikiski’s state legislator is looking for support for a run for state governor. Rep. Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski) announced his intention to run in October 2018 in… Continue reading

Ordinance would exempt freight hauling from sales tax

If the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approves an ordinance amending the sales tax code, freight haulers will again be exempt from paying. Freight haulers like… Continue reading

Mayoral candidates tout experience at forum

The three candidates for borough mayor are leaning hard on their past experience to garner votes in next month’s election. With less than a month… Continue reading

Schaefer withdraws from assembly race

One of the candidates for District 2 on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is withdrawing from the race. Jill Schaefer, who currently represents District 2… Continue reading

Cannabis proposition pro- and con- take different approaches

Editor's note: This story has been changed to remove an incorrect statistic about the outcome of the 2014 statewide vote to legalize marijuana in the Kenai… Continue reading

Assembly candidates discuss Soldotna annexation

Two Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly candidates — incumbent Brett Hibbert and challenger Dan Castimore, both running to represent District 1, the Kalifornsky Beach area —… Continue reading

Mayor advocates for ballot props to increase revenue

Kenai Peninsula voters will get to reconsider a tax measure that failed at the ballot box last year in the upcoming Oct. 3 election. The… Continue reading

Candidate withdraws from borough assembly race

The three-way race to fill the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s District 1 seat — representing the Kalifornsky area — in the Oct. 3 election will… Continue reading

Meet Gov. Walker’s first big challenger

Five years ago, Mike Dunleavy ran for Alaska Senate and asked residents of the Mat-Su to kindly not shoot him. “Mike Dunleavy knows that Alaska… Continue reading

Four seats on the school board ballot in October

Some Kenai Peninsula Borough School District students will be braving the halls of high school for the first time this year, or greeting a new… Continue reading

Mayoral candidates answer questions in forum

Education and the borough budget dominated the conversation at a forum for the three borough mayoral candidates in Funny River on Thursday. In October, Kenai… Continue reading

Soldotna: Three seats, three candidates

Soldotna City Council elections are sure to bring change this October, although each of the three seats are running uncontested. Tyson Cox is running to… Continue reading