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Residents Protest Prayer at Borough Assembly

Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

At this week’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday, some people testified against the Christian prayer that is typically said at the beginning of meetings.

Several people said that they consider the prayer to be a violation of the separation of church and state. The Borough Clerk’s office reports that no kind of change to the structure of the meetings has been brought forward by any of the Assembly Members as of Thursday at 4 p.m. 

The Borough Clerk says that the ‘invocation’ is written into the agenda preparation section of code (title 22.40.090). She says the code would have to be revised per an ordinance to eliminate the prayer. 

Daysha Eaton holds a B.A. from Evergreen State College, and a M.A. from the University of Southern California. Daysha got her start in radio at Seattle public radio stations, KPLU and KUOW. Before coming to KBBI, she was the News Director at KYUK in Bethel. She has also worked as the Southcentral Reporter for KSKA in Anchorage.