Storm Hansen-Cavasos, pictured here on Aug. 30 at the Homer News. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer election finalized; Hansen-Cavasos wins council seat by 7 votes

Political newcomer Storm Hansen-Cavasos has unseated Homer City Council incumbent Shelly Erickson by seven votes, according to the final election results after the Canvass Board… Continue reading

 

A sign opposing Proposition 1 stands along Kalifornsky Beach Road near Soldotna, Alaska, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The ads were paid for by AlaskaYes, according to a disclaimer on the sign. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Props 1, 2 failing by wide margin

Kenai Peninsula Borough voters considered two propositions on Tuesday’s ballot that in preliminary results appeared to be losing by wide margins by the time preliminary… Continue reading

 

Preliminary results: Kenai Peninsula Borough election

Polls closed at 8 p.m. across the Kenai Peninsula and results are starting to trickle in. Below are the unofficial results as they stand at… Continue reading

 

From left to right: Candidates for Homer City Council Tom Stroozas, Shelly Erickson, Storm Hansen-Cavasos and Joey Evensen participate in a candidate forum Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Candidates for Homer City Council talk economy, quality of life and more at forum

The four candidates running for two open seats on the Homer City Council got a chance to address constituents and speak their mind on a… Continue reading

From left to right: Candidates for Homer City Council Tom Stroozas, Shelly Erickson, Storm Hansen-Cavasos and Joey Evensen participate in a candidate forum Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Nikiski resident John Quick is seeking a seat in District 3, representing in Nikiski, in the 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough municipal elections. Quick has come under scrutiny over potential ties to an independent expenditure group. (Photo courtesy John Quick)

Quick campaign manager resigns

Huber had been communicating with Alaska Yes Inc — a local nonprofit supporting Quick’s campaign.

Nikiski resident John Quick is seeking a seat in District 3, representing in Nikiski, in the 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough municipal elections. Quick has come under scrutiny over potential ties to an independent expenditure group. (Photo courtesy John Quick)
Storm Hansen-Cavasos, pictured here on Aug. 30, 2019 at the Homer News in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Hansen-Cavasos hopes to serve community on city council

While Storm Hansen-Cavasos would be a newcomer to the Homer City Council should she be elected, she’s no newcomer to Homer. Hansen-Cavasos was born in… Continue reading

Storm Hansen-Cavasos, pictured here on Aug. 30, 2019 at the Homer News in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Erickson wants to build on accomplishments and be re-elected

Incumbent Homer City Council member Shelly Erickson seeks to build on her accomplishments and be elected again. A lifelong and third-generation Homer resident, Erickson first… Continue reading

Evensen represents emerging political demographic of parents with young children

Homer City Council candidate Joey Evensen falls into a demographic emerging as part of the city’s political scene. Like council members Rachel Lord and Heath… Continue reading

Tom Stroozas looks to repeat term on city council

Homer City Council member Tom Stroozas has spent the last three years trying to help improve the city through projects and initiatives, and said he’s… Continue reading

Filing period opens Aug. 1 for borough elections

The filing period for Kenai Peninsula Borough offices opens at 8 a.m. Aug. 1 and runs through 4:30 p.m. Aug. 15. In a notice of… Continue reading

Alaska court upholds Republican recount win in House race

The result of the House District 1 race in Fairbanks was challenged.

Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer said Monday that he wants an audit of Alaska’s election system following irregularities in the last two primaries. Meyer, a Republican,… Continue reading

Uncounted ballot investigated in tied Alaska House race

JUNEAU — State election officials said Monday they are trying to determine whether a ballot apparently marked for Democrat Kathryn Dodge in a tied state… Continue reading

A breakdown of election results on the peninsula

The Alaska Division of Elections on Tuesday released its latest voting results. The tally includes early ballots, questioned ballots and absentee ballots. Still to be… Continue reading

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                                Sarah Vance smiles at a GOP victory party Tuesday at Land’s End.

Election: Vance defeats Seaton, Dunleavy poised to be governor

Alaskans spoke Tuesday night, and they said they wanted Republican Mike Dunleavy for their next governor. Voters in Alaska House District 31 also chose political… Continue reading

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                                Sarah Vance smiles at a GOP victory party Tuesday at Land’s End.

Democrats seize House control, but Trump’s GOP holds Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats seized the House majority from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party on Tuesday in a suburban revolt that threatened what’s left of… Continue reading

Homer residents cast their votes in the 2018 midterm election Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Election result updates

The following are preliminary results for the 2018 midterm election, as reported by the Alaska Division of Elections. 11:15 p.m. Update: Governor/Lt. Governor (D) Begich/Call:… Continue reading

Homer residents cast their votes in the 2018 midterm election Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
In this Sept. 6 file photo, Democratic nominee for governor of Alaska Mark Begich, right, speaks as Gov. Bill Walker listens during a chamber of commerce gubernatorial candidate forum on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Juneau, Alaska, On Friday, Oct. 19, Walker announced he was dropping his bid for re-election, though his name remains on the ballot. He threw his support behind Begich, who will face Republican Mike Dunleavy in November. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

Walker’s support for Begich is ‘narrow’

When he gave a speech announcing his withdrawal from the election, Gov. Bill Walker told his audience that they should support Democratic candidate Mark Begich.… Continue reading

In this Sept. 6 file photo, Democratic nominee for governor of Alaska Mark Begich, right, speaks as Gov. Bill Walker listens during a chamber of commerce gubernatorial candidate forum on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Juneau, Alaska, On Friday, Oct. 19, Walker announced he was dropping his bid for re-election, though his name remains on the ballot. He threw his support behind Begich, who will face Republican Mike Dunleavy in November. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)
Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, speaks to his amendment to the state’s operating budget to inflation-proof the Alaska Permanent Fund in the Senate at the Capitol on Thursday, April 12, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)

Democratic Anchorage senator declaims pro-Dunleavy ads

A Democratic senator from Anchorage is asking a campaign backing Republican governor candidate Mike Dunleavy to stop using his voice and picture in pro-Dunleavy ads.… Continue reading

Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, speaks to his amendment to the state’s operating budget to inflation-proof the Alaska Permanent Fund in the Senate at the Capitol on Thursday, April 12, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)
Area residents mingle and talk while waiting for a candidate forum to start Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. The two candidates for the Alaska House of Representatives District 31 seat, Rep. Paul Seaton and Sarah Vance, responded to questions from the audience. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sarah Vance, Paul Seaton face off at candidate forum

As the November General Election draws nearer next Tuesday, Nov. 6, local candidates are ramping up their public appearances and campaign spending. Alaska House of… Continue reading

Area residents mingle and talk while waiting for a candidate forum to start Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. The two candidates for the Alaska House of Representatives District 31 seat, Rep. Paul Seaton and Sarah Vance, responded to questions from the audience. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)