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Voters to decide on altering Kenai elections

...Kenai voters in October will decide on three ballot measures that make changes to the city's election process.Kenai Mayor Pat Porter proposed the measures, which he says would remove obstacles and encourage more people to run for office...
Kenai students take over city for a day

...gavel.Fifth and sixth grade students from Julie Stephens' class got the first chance to run a city council meeting. Kenai Mayor Pat Porter shared some insight on how a council operates. Then, the class, with their roles pre-assigned, took...
Voters deny Kohring bid for Wasilla City Council

...But KBBI reported there are more than 200 absentee and questioned ballots to be counted Friday.KENAI: Incumbent Kenai Mayor Pat Porter has a narrow lead after ballots were counted Tuesday. The Peninsula Clarion reported Porter led Bob Molloy...
Team to tackle problem of disappearing king salmon

...Alaska king. Gone also is the money from summer visitors that ripples through the local economy."It is huge," said Kenai Mayor Pat Porter, of the impact of the king closures. "This is their livelihood."Nearly 200 commercial set-net fishermen...
State Briefs

...sales tax revenue of about $800,000 when Big Kmart closed. "I think this bodes very well for the community," Kenai Mayor John Williams said of the new lease arrangement. "It'll definitely be a help for the city." As of June 9, the...
Bear sow, two cubs tear through 13-year-old's 4-H project

...bids on her animals from prominent figures such as former Gov. Tony Knowles, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and former Kenai Mayor John Williams. So far, none of the politicians has bid successfully on her animals, she said.
State Briefs

...ago, and that is causing concern for other city officials. "Materials were dumped there indiscriminately," said Kenai Mayor John Williams. "... God knows what. There were no controls whatsoever in those days, going back 30 years now or...
New poll riles advocates of Juneau road

...The cities of Anchorage and Kenai have not taken up the topic in the past few years, according to their city clerks. Kenai Mayor Pat Porter said the actual road project just hasn't been a topic of discussion, but she thought people want better...
Kenai celebrating its 50th birthday

...there are 7,115 people who call Kenai home, along with many small and big businesses, and developed city services. Kenai Mayor Pat Porter says the 50-year mark is a milestone for the city. Celebrations are planned to mark the anniversary.
Regional News
Most testifying say BP deal moving too fast

...reason'' to move quickly, he said. The remaining third of those testifying expressed strong support for the merger. Kenai Mayor John Williams said he thinks in some aspects the state demanded too much from BP. He cited BP's agreement to spend...


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