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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-25/voters-decide-altering-kenai-elections
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-21/kenai-students-take-over-city-day
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-02/voters-deny-kohring-bid-wasilla-city-co
State
Peninsula seeking fishery disaster assistance

...state legislators Gail Phillips, Hal Smalley, Gary Davis and John Torgerson, and Soldotna Mayor Ken Lancaster and Kenai Mayor John Williams. ``The families and businesses dependent on fishing for their survival do not have enough money to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081500/Biz_disaster.html
Business
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.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040710/reg_603054948.shtml
Regional News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...state legislators Gail Phillips, Hal Smalley, Gary Davis and John Torgerson, and Soldotna Mayor Ken Lancaster and Kenai Mayor John Williams. ``The families and businesses dependent on fishing for their survival do not have enough money to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081500/Biz_disaster.shtml
Challenger Learning Center struggles to find operating money

...it's going to keep open next winter. "What we have today is one of the premier Challenger Centers in America," said Kenai Mayor John Williams, a longtime center promoter. "It is totally debt-free. All we have to figure out is how to run it...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072203/sta_learningcenter.shtml
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111699/Loc_hearings.html
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-07-22/team-tackle-problem-disappearing-king-s
State
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061903/sta_briefs.shtml
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