Political news

Alaska State Representative Paul Seaton of Homer joined KBBI's Carolyn Norton
on Friday Morning, May 19th for a conversation about the legislature's special session.

Alaska State Representative Paul Seaton of Homer joined KBBI's Carolyn Norton Friday morning, May 5th for a progress report on the state budget.

Assembly Votes Down Proposed Change To Invocation Policy

Apr 18, 2017
Kenai Peninsula Borough

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted down another proposed change to its invocation policy. The change was brought forward by Assembly Member Willy Dunne.


Assembly Votes Down Moment Of Silence In Place Of Invocation

Mar 24, 2017
Kenai Peninsula Borough

On Tuesday, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted down an ordinance that would have repealed the invocation policy as it currently stands. The final vote was seven to two against, with only Assembly President Kelly Cooper and Assembly Member Willy Dunne in favor of passing it.

Overall, public testimony on the invocation policy lasted for more than an hour. Here is a sampling of some of the comments heard at the meeting:  


Southern Peninsula Reps Outvoted To Keep Invocation Policy

Mar 23, 2017
Kenai Peninsula Borough

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday voted to continue its current policy on the holding of invocations before its meetings. The only two dissenting votes came from southern peninsula representatives. 


Alaska Senators Decry Proposed Coast Guard Funding Cuts

Mar 13, 2017

  Both of Alaska’s U.S. senators wrote the White House budget director last week to ask him to spare the Coast Guard from the budget axe.  

According to the Washington Post and other news outlets, President Trump is planning to reduce funding for the Coast Guard by nearly 12 percent in his budget request to Congress. 

Nearly two dozen U.S. senators signed a letter asking Office of Management and Budget Director John Mulvaney to reconsider. 

Two File Intent To Run For Borough Mayor

Jan 13, 2017
Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly

Two people have filed letters of intent to run for Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor in this fall’s election.

The filing period for the borough does not open until Aug. 1, but people who know they want to run can begin filing early with the Alaska Public Offices Commission.

Community Conversation with Vic Fischer

Nov 3, 2016
360 North

Recorded Live at KPC's Kachemak Bay Campus on October 25th, Alaska Constitutional Conventioneer Vic Fischer, and members of the community held a discussion on the Alaska Constitution, the importance of voting, and civic responsibility.

This program originally aired on Wednesday November 2nd at 9 a.m. on KBBI

NPR's Special Coverage of the 3rd Presidential Debate

Oct 19, 2016

Third Presidential Debate

Oct 19, 2016

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the final presidential debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors. Follow highlights of the debate in NPR's updating news story at npr.org.

NPR's Special Coverage of the 2nd Presidential Debate

Oct 9, 2016

NPR's Special Coverage of the Vice Presidential Debate

Oct 4, 2016

Live coverage of the 1st Presidential Debate

Sep 26, 2016

Homer Chamber of Commerce District 31 Candidate Forum

Aug 12, 2016
Courtesy: State of Alaska

On Tuesday August 9th The Homer Chamber of Commerce held a candidate forum for the Alaska House District 31 race.

Welcome to the Homer Chamber of Commerce's District 31 Candidate Forum. The participants are Representative Paul Seaton of Homer, Homer Mayor Beth Wythe, and John Cox of Anchor Point. The forum took place on Tuesday August 9th and the Homer Elk's Lodge and was moderated by Chris Story.

Primary Profile: Mike Chenault

Aug 12, 2016
Photo courtesy of Alaska Legislature

Mike Chenault is running unopposed in the Aug. 16 primary for reelection to House District 29, covering the northern Kenai Peninsula and Seward area.