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

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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.

Primary Profiles: District 32

Aug 12, 2016
Photo courtesy of Louise Stutes

Two hats are thrown in the primary ring for the House District 32 seat. Voters on the south side of Kachemak Bay and from Kodiak to Yakutat will see Republican Louise Stutes or Democrat Brent Watkins on the primary ballot Tuesday.

Primary Profile: Shauna Thornton

Aug 12, 2016
Courtesy of Shauna Thornton

Shauna Thornton is the lone Democrat running for House District 30, covering the central Kenai Peninsula. Primary voters registered as Democrat, Libertarian or Independent will see her name when they go to the polls Aug. 16, as well as undeclared voters who choose the Democrat ballot. Since she’s unopposed, Thornton will move on to the general election Nov. 8. The Alaska primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Primary Profile: Kelly Wolf

Aug 12, 2016

A House District 30 candidate wants a chance to return to the Legislature for the same reason he served the first time — to protect the permanent fund. Kelly Wolf is facing three other Republican candidates in the primary to represent the central Kenai Peninsula. The Alaska primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Primary Profile: Rick Koch

Aug 11, 2016
Courtesy of Rick Koch

A potential new face in the Alaska House of Representatives is a very familiar face in Kenai. Rick Koch recently retired as Kenai’s city manager and now is seeking the House District 30 seat, along with three other Republicans. The Alaska primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 16.