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South Peninsula Residents Weigh In On Fixing Budget

Sep 22, 2015
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

South Kenai Peninsula Representative Paul Seaton’s office built a battery of surveys and organized two town hall meetings last week in Ninilchik and Homer. Seaton's primary goals were to convince peninsula residents of the seriousness of the state’s financial dilemma; and second to hear their thoughts on how to avoid running off a fiscal cliff. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

Homer City Council Candidate Bows Out

Sep 22, 2015
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          Homer City Council Candidate Michael Neece officially withdrew his name from the race for city council on Monday. Neece says he has to quit for multiple reasons. 

“Part of it was time, part of it was family. Some of it was a medical thing. Part of it was conflict with my new job and the city. I couldn’t work my new job and be on the city council because it would be in conflict with my new business,” says Neece.

      Neece declined to identify his business on record. 

Image Courtesy of the Department of Revenue

     State Revenue Commissioner Randy Hoffbeck is travelling the state to explain the direness of Alaska’s fiscal crisis. Hoffbeck was in Homer last week and KBBI’s Quinton Chandler spoke with him about the state’s options in the face of low revenues and a $3 billion deficit. Click the icon above to hear a portion of that interview.

Click here to link to the Governor’s Sustainable Future Page.

Willy Dunne Candidate Profile

Sep 22, 2015
Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough 2015 Municipal Election is less than a month away and there are two candidates competing for the South Peninsula Assembly Seat. Click the icon above to hear a one on one interview between KBBI's Quinton Chandler and candidate Willy Dunne. Dunne discusses his plans for a term on the assembly.

Revenue Commissioner Talks Oil, Revenues and Deficits

Sep 22, 2015
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It’s no secret declining oil prices are an ongoing nightmare for Alaska. Historically 90% of the revenue used in the state’s general fund came from the oil and gas industry. Since last summer the average price for Domestic U.S. oil has fallen from near $100.00 per barrel to about $45.00. Randy Hoffbeck, the State Revenue Commissioner is visiting communities around Alaska to explain the current situation and get the ball rolling on the first steps toward recovery. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler interviewed Hoffbeck on his first day visiting the Southern Kenai Peninsula.

Donna Aderhold Candidate Profile

Sep 22, 2015
Image Courtesy of the City of Homer

Homer’s 2015 General Municipal Election is approaching. The City has two open city council seats and six candidates competing for them. In the coming weeks KBBI will share interviews with each of the official candidates. Click the icon above to hear an interview with KBBI’s Quinton Chandler and City Council Candidate Donna Aderhold.

Revenue Commissioner To Visit Southern Kenai Peninsula

Sep 22, 2015
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      The State Revenue Commissioner, Randall Hoffbeck, is coming to the Southern Peninsula to discuss potential solutions to a drastic fall in state revenues caused by low oil prices. Commissioner Hoffbeck will meet with the public Thursday for a town hall meeting at the Ninilchik Senior Center from 6-8 pm.  On Friday Hoffbeck will join Homer City Manager Katie Koester for a luncheon sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce from 12-1 pm at the Homer Elks Lodge.

Photos Contribute to Fire Investigation

Sep 22, 2015
Image Courtesy of Kachemak Emergency Services

Photos can be a valuable resource for fire departments investigating the cause of fires. Kachemak Emergency Services responded to a house fire Saturday, August 29th and Fire Chief Bob Cicciarella says pictures taken by a member of the public are contributing to the investigation. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

South Peninsula Doctor Promotes Overdose Antidote

Sep 22, 2015
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

A State Epidemiology report released in July shows between 2008 and 2013 the number of deaths related to heroin abuse more than tripled. Nationwide prescription opioid pain relievers are killing twice as many people as heroin. A Southern Peninsula doctor advocates an antidote for opioid overdose that she says will save lives if used correctly. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

South Peninsula Doctor Promotes Overdose Antidote

Sep 22, 2015

A State Epidemiology report released in July shows between 2008 and 2013 the number of deaths related to heroin abuse more than tripled. Nationwide prescription opioid pain relievers are killing twice as many people as heroin. A Southern Peninsula doctor advocates an antidote for opioid overdose that she says will save lives if used correctly. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

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