2017 elections

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

With under three weeks to go until municipal elections, the three candidates running for borough mayor made a stop in Homer Thursday for a town-hall style forum. Candidates took both prepared and audience questions. Topics ranged from local control over hospitals to the current invocation policy, but the budget deficit and taxes stole the show.

Linda Farnsworth Hutchings, Dale Bagley and Charlie Pierce squared off for the 2017 Homer Chamber of Commerce’s town hall forum at the Homer Elk’s Lodge Thursday evening.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly

As candidates campaign for mayor, city council and borough assembly seats around the Kenai Peninsula Borough, there are other important decisions being put to voters. There are three propositions on the ballot this October asking voters about everything from marijuana to raising the tax cap, and Borough Mayor Mike Navarre has been giving presentations around the peninsula to educate voters on those decisions.