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Hundreds on the southern Kenai Peninsula showed up to the polls on Tuesday to cast their votes for new city council and borough representatives, on top of a slate of ballot propositions. Early results are showing promising leads for incumbents across elections, as well as support for a bond package that would finance infrastructure improvements at Homer High and other schools. But canvas boards still have to count hundreds of absentee ballots before they finalize the results of the election, next week.
The Oct. 6 forum, which is hosted by the Homer Chamber of Commerce, is just one in a series of debates organized by the chamber in this season’s election cycle. Two other debates are scheduled for later this month.
Early results for Tuesday’s municipal election show promising leads for incumbents in city and borough elections. Preliminary results — updated early Wednesday morning and posted on the Kenai Peninsula Borough webpage —are not final and do not include absentee votes, said Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk Johni Blankenship. The borough will certify results Oct. 11.
Homer area schools were under a soft lockdown Tuesday following the threat of a school shooting, according to the Homer Police Department.Around 8 a.m. Tuesday, the Anchorage FBI told police that a 16-year-old Homer teenager posted on TikTok that he was going to shoot up a school and be the “next serial killer,” according to a statement from police. The specific school under threat was not identified.
Hundreds on the southern Kenai Peninsula showed up to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes for new city council and borough representatives, on top of a slate of ballot propositions; employment in Alaska’s oil and gas sector is still lagging in 2022, according to an October report from the Alaska Department of Labor; and candidates for the Alaska governor’s race will meet for a debate at Lands End Resort in Homer this Thursday.
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