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If you’ve ever thought you might like to run for public office, now is the time to get the ball rolling. The candidacy filing period for this year’s municipal and borough elections is now open.

The Cook Inlet Risk Assessment Advisory Team has produced a list of action items that they say would mitigate the possibility of an oil-related accident in the inlet. The  team released its findings Wednesday following a meeting in Anchorage last week.

Kachemak Bay State Park and the State Wilderness Park have recently applied to operate commercial heli-skiing ventures, a decision that may lead to some controversy. Officials are seeking statewide public comment.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly adopted a resolution supporting a continuation of setnetting in Cook Inlet at its meeting Tuesday. By passing the resolution, the Assembly also voiced its disapproval of a ballot initiative to get setnetting banned statewide.

Photojournalist Jim Lavrakas is well-known to many Alaskans for his 30-year career with the Anchorage Daily News but since moving to Homer in 2010, Lavrakas has also been involved with the Homer Chamber of Commerce. This August, he’s set to become the organization’s executive director.

Today is Election Day and Alaskans statewide are headed to the polls to cast their votes in several races. On the Kenai Peninsula, incumbent Republican Representative Paul Seaton is running against Democratic challenger Liz Diament for House District 30. 

Groups involved with natural resource management on the Kenai Peninsula were in Homer Thursday. The Homer Soil and Water Conversation District brought individuals together to ensure everyone is working well together.

Since the first of this year, shoppers in Homer have had to get used to a new law prohibiting plastic shopping bags. But Homer voters may end up having the final say on whether Homer’s ban lasts through the year.

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