Vance: Elect me as a catalyst for unity

Growing up here in Homer has given me a love for this community that has shaped my worldview. This love has empowered me to invest… Continue reading

Nustvold: Running to leave Homer better than I found it

My decision to run for a seat on the Homer City Council comes from a desire to leave Homer better than I found it —… Continue reading

Kelly Cooper looks ahead to next term, service after assembly

Homer’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Kelly Cooper will have smooth sailing into her next term, as she’s running unopposed to keep her seat. Cooper,… Continue reading

KPB Mayoral candidates debate

In a Kenai Peninsula Borough mayoral candidate forum sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, Dale Bagley, Linda Farnsworth Hutchings and Charlie… Continue reading

Q&A with this year’s Homer City Council candidates

The Homer News submitted these questions to all the candidates actively running for two 3-year seats on the Homer City Council. Their answers are printed… Continue reading

Ketter makes second run at city council

Kimberly Ketter is making her second run at the Homer City Council in two years. A transplant from Pennsylvania in 2015, Ketter ran in last… Continue reading

Dwayne Nustvold Jr: Capitalize on potential

While Dwayne Nustvold Jr. technically became a city resident in May 2016, he’s no stranger to Homer and its surrounding areas, and hopes to leave… Continue reading

Caroline Venuti one of several on docket for city council

Should lifelong Alaskan and Homer City Council candidate Caroline Venuti be voted into office, she hopes to use her experience from a career in education… Continue reading

Seven run for two seats on council

In the Oct. 3 municipal election, Kenai Peninsula Borough residents will elect a new borough mayor and vote on school board and assembly members. Residents… Continue reading

Rachel Lord: Expanding options for new families

If elected to the Homer City Council, candidate Rachel Lord would be the youngest member of a council that has commonly tilted toward people in… Continue reading

Stephen Mueller: Looking to heal Homer

Like a lot of Homer immigrants, city council candidate Stephen Mueller moved here with his wife, Robyn, after he fell in love with the seaside… Continue reading

City Council candidate filing period opens Aug. 1

The filing period for Homer City Council candidates opens Tuesday, Aug. 1, and ends at noon Tuesday, Aug. 15. Homer citizens intending to run for… Continue reading

Homer Special Election preliminary results

Homer Special Election Preliminary results* Homer #1 Homer #2 Total Percentage Question 1- Shall Donna Aderhold be recalled from the office of Homer City Council?… Continue reading

Recall election targets three council members

To paraphrase the 1982 punk rock song by the Clash, “Should they stay or should they go?” On Tuesday, Homer voters ask themselves that question… Continue reading

New judge assigned in recall suit

Despite an expedited court schedule in a lawsuit by three Homer City Council members seeking to stop a June 13 recall election, public notice of… Continue reading

Two file to run for borough mayor’s job

Though there are still nearly 10 months before Kenai Peninsula Borough residents will pick a new borough mayor, two people have already announced they are… Continue reading

Trump win surprises Homer voters for better or for worse

Eight years ago at Alice’s Champagne Palace when President Barack Obama became the first African-American elected president, a crowd of about 100 whooped when the… Continue reading

New and veteran voters cast ballots on Election Day

Some Homer voters celebrated a milestone this week: voting in their first U.S. Presidential election. At the other age of the spectrum, pioneer Alaskans looked… Continue reading

Your vote matters, but president still elected by Electoral College

In the presidential election on Nov. 8, if voting Democrat, Alaskans will choose June Degnan, D’Arcy Hutchings and Victor Fischer. If voting Republican, they will… Continue reading

Cheaper loans for students idea behind measure 2

State Sen. Anna MacKinnon of Eagle River has tried for more than four years to make student loans cheaper. That effort will now be decided… Continue reading