Central Kenai Peninsula residents gathered Sunday afternoon to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The event focused on remembering the victims, their families and the first responders who survived, with a bell rung before a moment of silence for each of the hijacked planes.
Campaign rhetoric can become heated, but words matter, and half-truths and lies are wrong -- even in politics. When you hear the smears aimed at Mike Navarre please help to set the record straight.
Next Tuesday, we decide between two nice men who are candidates for Mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough. One has been pretty much a one note guy, consistently working to lower taxes. While this sounds attractive at first glance, it would effectively downsize all the government services most of us take for granted.
Two former mayors of the Kenai Peninsula Borough were honored Tuesday when two government buildings were officially dedicated to them.
The justice represented by the death of Osama bin Laden and the courageous work of the Navy Seals and our intelligence community should prompt the American people to demand that our heroes in the regular Uniformed Services, our Reservists and our National Guard members be brought home to their families and communities, and that all economic efforts at "nation-building" be redirected to the creation of jobs for Americans and strengthening our reduced transportation and energy infrastructure.
Carey to run for borough mayorSoldotna Mayor Dave Carey has announced a run for mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough in 2008. Carey filed a letter of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission on Veterans Day in early November, but let...
Local government organization was much debated when the state constitution was drafted. Your previous correspondent wrote that the borough should go away and let city governments rule.
Last Friday, I visited Jan Bobek's fifth grade class at Soldotna Elementary School where all her students recited "The Declaration of Independence" for me. These beautiful students' recitation reaffirmed the belief that the American people hold power, endowed by their Creator, to assure that "We, the People" are all treated as equals by our government. We demonstrate this by our right to elect our leaders and not have the government pick our leaders.
The annual salary earned by mayors of the Kenai Peninsula Borough has not changed since 1996, not even adjustments for inflation, even as the pay scales of other borough positions have grown.
As a leading national candidate continues trying to convince Americans they want to change, two candidates running for mayor of Soldotna are in no hurry to leave the small town look behind.
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