Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly to dedicate borough chambers in honor of Betty J. Glick

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will be dedicating the assembly chambers in honor of former assembly member Betty J. Glick in a ceremony before Tuesday’s… Continue reading

 

Keith Hamilton of Alaska Christian College gives public testimony for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in support of the assembly appealing the superior court’s decision regarding the borough’s invocation policy, in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough chooses to not appeal court decision, updates invocation policy

Tuesday night, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted to not appeal a Superior Court decision that cited the borough’s invocation policy as unconstitutional. The assembly… Continue reading

 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly stands in silence while Assembly President Wayne Ogle offers an invocation before the meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

KPB Assembly to consider invocation issue

At its Nov. 20 meeting, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will consider two questions for its invocation policy: • Should the assembly authorize the borough… Continue reading

 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly stands in silence while Assembly President Wayne Ogle offers an invocation before the meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly continues invocations, despite court ruling

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to clarify details about the court ruling on the borough assembly’s invocation policy. Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly stands in silence while Assembly President Wayne Ogle offers an invocation before the meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Soldotna, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly reelects Ogle, Bagley for President and Vice President

Current Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly President Wayne Ogle and Vice President Dale Bagley were re-elected into the assembly’s president and vice president seats at Tuesday’s… Continue reading

Superior Court finds borough’s invocation policy unconstitutional

The Alaska Superior Court has ruled against the Kenai Peninsula Borough in a fight over its controversial invocation policy, finding that the policy violates the… Continue reading

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Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly unanimously votes down cigarette tax

A cigarette and tobacco products tax was voted down unanimously by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly last Tuesday, but residents may see it on the… Continue reading

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A stretch of Kalifornsky Beach Road near East Poppy Lane between Kenai and Soldotna is photographed on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The highly trafficked business corridor is one of seven areas that could potentially be annexed by the city of Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough votes to oppose Soldotna annexation process

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted Tuesday night to oppose the city of Soldotna’s plan to annex surrounding areas without giving residents the ability to… Continue reading

A stretch of Kalifornsky Beach Road near East Poppy Lane between Kenai and Soldotna is photographed on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The highly trafficked business corridor is one of seven areas that could potentially be annexed by the city of Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough and district seek to provide more info on K-Selo bonds

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will be providing information to voters about the general obligation bond issue set… Continue reading

This concept drawing shows the proposed new location for Central Emergency Services’ Station 1 on East Redoubt Road in Soldotna, Alaska. Central Emergency Services, the main emergency medical and fire service provider for the central Kenai Peninsula communities of Sterling, Kasilof, Kalifornsky, Soldotna and Funny River, is exploring options to move its central station from its current home on Binkley Street near the intersection with the Sterling Highway to provide more room and an updated facility. (Courtesy the Kenai Peninsula Borough)

Borough to consider land purchase for CES station

Central Emergency Services is moving forward with plans to purchase land for a new central fire station in Soldotna. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly introduced… Continue reading

This concept drawing shows the proposed new location for Central Emergency Services’ Station 1 on East Redoubt Road in Soldotna, Alaska. Central Emergency Services, the main emergency medical and fire service provider for the central Kenai Peninsula communities of Sterling, Kasilof, Kalifornsky, Soldotna and Funny River, is exploring options to move its central station from its current home on Binkley Street near the intersection with the Sterling Highway to provide more room and an updated facility. (Courtesy the Kenai Peninsula Borough)

Few lower peninsula residents comment on hospital service area boundary move

Two proposals that would alter the boundaries of the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area are poised to make it onto the ballot this October.… Continue reading

Mayor’s vetoes on school, tourism funding stand

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council will have to live with less money than the assembly originally approved… Continue reading

South Kachemak Bay may have to pay taxes to South Peninsula Hospital

The boundary lines on the service areas for both the borough’s hospitals may change in the fall. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a change… Continue reading

The assembly killed the sales tax increase. A citizen group is picking up the effort

Peninsula voters may get a chance to decide on the future of a sales tax increase this fall after all. A group of citizens have… Continue reading