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Have you ever tried to get a bill passed in the state legislature? Members of the Homer Chamber of Commerce got a crash course this week in the sometimes dirty political process, thanks to a visit from a former state legislator who knows it well.

Swimmers from Kodiak High School blew away the competition at last weekend’s Region Three Swimming and Diving Championships, held in Homer Friday and Saturday. Both the Kodiak boys’ and girls’ teams took first place by large margins. 

The students from Paul Banks Elementary School in Homer had been working for weeks on their annual holiday pageant before finally taking the stage last week before a packed audience.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk’s office declined a ballot initiative that sought to increase voter turnout by using a vote by mail and ranked choice voting system. Some of the language in the ballot proposal may be at odds with state statute.

The group in charge of design plans and construction of a new harbormaster’s office in Homer has found ways to cut down on the budget. But the task force will still likely need a little extra from the city to build the new office.

Business owners, workers and residents in Homer’s Old Town neighborhood are pushing for safety improvements in the historic area. The Bunnell Street Art Center has taken the lead on the project and wants more help from the city.

 

Turning in a strong final run from Freddie’s Roadhouse to the finish line Sunday afternoon, Mitch Seavey took the top spot in this year’s Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race. Thirty teams finished this year’s race, from a field of 37 that left Kasilof Saturday.

More than a week after the 2013 municipal election, voters in Homer finally have official election results. A vote recount Tuesday confirmed that Bryan Zak and Gus Van Dyke were the two top vote-getters in a four-way race for the city council.

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