Kimberly Ketter: In Homer for a new start

Kimberly Ketter moved to Homer in May 2015 from her hometown of Cranberry Township, Pa., looking for a fresh start. Following a painful custody battle… Continue reading

Seaton easily wins Republican Party race for District 31 rep

Despite a well-funded, negative campaign by political action committees against him, incumbent Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, easily won election in Tuesday’s primary for the District… Continue reading

Victory behind him, Seaton looks ahead to fiscal challenge

After a resounding win Tuesday in the Republican Party Primary for the House District 31 seat, Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, looked ahead to the challenge… Continue reading

Erickson files for city council; Lewis files for mayor

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to add that David Lewis has filed to run for Homer Mayor.Erickson files for city council; Lewis files… Continue reading

Beth Wythe: City experience good preparation for state job

For almost 12 years I have had the privilege of representing the City of Homer which has prepared me well for the current financial situation… Continue reading

Candidates air differences

In two debates last Friday and Tuesday, Republican Party candidates for House District 31 representative answered questions on everything from books to marijuana to support… Continue reading

Alaska Primary Election

Early voting, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 11-12, Aug. 15, Homer City Hall Election Day, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday Republican Party ballot (must be a registered… Continue reading

Paul Seaton: Outside, industry money distorting his record in the House

You have a choice to make — Outside and Industry money is being used for negative ads and I feel I should respond to those… Continue reading

John Cox: Cuts needed; tax hikes, personal income tax should be last options

As we head into the final days prior to the election, we are faced with troubling and very difficult decisions. Whom do I cast my… Continue reading

Paul Seaton

Editor's note: The date of when Paul Seaton was first elected to the House of Representatives has been corrected. He was elected in 2002 and… Continue reading

Candidates answer non controversial questions

Republican Party candidates also answered some short, noncontroversial questions in the Homer Public Library Debate on Friday, Aug. 5. Here are answers by John Cox,… Continue reading

Republicans debate budget, books at library forum

At a debate last Friday at the Homer Public Library, Republican Party candidates for House District 31 representative took some easy questions like “What is… Continue reading

Beth Wythe

Beth Wythe In running for House District 31 Representative, Homer Mayor Beth Wythe follows a time-tested approach: earn experience and name recognition in local politics… Continue reading

Seaton targeted by other republicans

Editor’s Note: As part of Homer News coverage leading up to the Aug. 16 primary, in this week’s edition we introduce the candidates running for… Continue reading

Candidates to appear in debate, public forum

Candidates Paul Seaton, Mary “Beth” Wythe and John Cox will take part in debates hosted by the Homer Public library and the Homer Chamber of… Continue reading

Two file for city seats

As of noon Wednesday, two candidates have filed for city office. Homer City Council member Bryan Zak has filed for mayor and Homer Advisory Planning… Continue reading

Republican Party ballot

Only members of the Republican Party or nonpartisan or undeclared voters may vote this ballot. All names are listed in the order and as they… Continue reading

People’s voice needs representation

Some years ago as I stood in the national archives building and read from the original copy of our Constitution, and the Bill of Rights,… Continue reading

Leadership means viable solutions

I first ran for Homer City Council more than three years ago, because I wanted to put a simple idea to the test — Could… Continue reading

Burgess vs. Smith

In Tuesday’s runoff election for one Homer City Council seat, incumbent Beauregard Burgess faces a challenge by political newcomer Heath Smith. Smith came in second… Continue reading