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Micciche, Chenault return to Juneau

Peter Micciche (R) is the East Kenai Peninsula’s new state senator. At press time Wednesday morning, Micciche had 76 percent of the votes in Tuesday’s election to Eric Treider’s 24 percent. After last year’s redistricting, the East Kenai...

 

Vanta Shafer honored for a life well lived

The weekly Chamber lunch was not an ordinary lunch last week. Special tribute was paid to the late Vanta Shafer for her contribution to the City of Seward. Her husband, Bob Shafer, was presented with...

 

Women legislators ignoring contraception facts

In a recent commentary released to Alaska media about oil taxes, eleven female Alaska state legislators claimed their bona fides as champions of the “best interests” of Alaskan children. However, ten of those eleven women have apparently...

 
 By Hal Shepherd    Opinion    March 27, 2014

HB77 is nothing new

With few exceptions, the state of Alaska’s strategy for, quietly, limiting the rights of citizens to participate in natural resource decision making and further insulate government and political officials from public oversight and scrutiny, has...

 

Parents, teachers weigh in on education bill

Concerned residents filled the Seward Legislative Information Office on Feb. 3, hoping to speak at a statewide hearing before the Senate Finance Committee about the state instituting school vouchers...

 
 By LOG Staff    Local    February 20, 2014

Retired Chief Squires cited

Retired City of Seward Chief David Squires received recognition for his career as a firefighter from the Alaska Legislature on Feb. 12 at a special ceremony in Juneau. Squires says that he was...

 

Senator visits Seward

Alaska Senator Peter Micciche, a prospective delegate for the Eastern Kenai Peninsula, made several stops throughout Seward on Friday. Another round of redistricting has forced Sen. Cathy Giessel out...

 

Sen. Giessel's pledge to North and East Kenai Peninsula

I have been getting some questions like...”Is redistricting done yet? Are you still our senator?” The answers are, ”yes” and “yes.” As your senator, I am actively working with you on our Peninsula issues, including LNG export facilities,...

 

Trappers, pet owners create risk

[A correction appears in italics at the bottom of this story - Ed.] A hands-off policy by regulatory agencies and trappers looking for convenience are the focus of one man's criticism of the current...

 

Asphalt plant, airport top city issues

Airport The City of Seward administration has publicly weighed in on repeated flooding of Seward Airport and the recent closure of Seward’s main airport runway by the Alaska Department of...

 
 By LOG Staff    Alaska    April 18, 2013

State legislature ends 2013 session

The 28th Alaska State Legislature finished its work late Sunday with the customary eleventh hour passage of several bills and the state budgets. The legislation that changes how oil extracted in the state is taxed, Senate Bill 21, passed the House...

 
 By Mark Luttrell    Opinion    April 4, 2013

Action Alert

The Seward-based Alaska State Park Ranger position will be left vacant in April if we don’t let our elected officials know how important it is to our community. Long standing state park ranger Terry Rude will be taking his hard earned retirement...

 
 By LOG Staff    Alaska    February 28, 2013

Legislature gets down to passing bills

Just past the halfway point in this year’s regular session, legislators in Juneau have passed three bills that await the governor’s signature or veto. One removes the phrases “mental retardation” and “mentally retarded” from Alaska...

 

Citizen input needed for flood mitigation funding

The comments stated in this article are the opinion of Robert Reisner and do not represent the Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board. Greetings my fel... “We interrupt this regularly scheduled article to bring you this important message. Hear...

 

Out & About — Feb. 7, 2013

Community Health Center meeting rescheduled The Seward Community Health Center meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at the Seward Mountain Haven Conference Room. The public is welcome to attend. Contact sewardchc@gmail.com for information....

 

Flood mitigation work continues

Publisher’s note: The comments stated in this commentary are the opinion of Robert Reisner and do not represent the Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area board. Greetings again my frozen fellow citizens, I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday...

 

2012 Year in Review, Part 4

October Three city council members reelected On Oct. 2, three city council members were reelected to their council seats. Jean Bardarson, Marianna Keil and Ristine Casagranda were held the top counts...

 

Senator visits with constituents

For the second time in as many weeks, District N Senator Cathy Giessel visited Seward, this time for a community town hall forum. Hoping to engage and inform the community, she was greeted by over a...

 

Obama reelected, Alaska sends Young back to D.C., East Peninsula represented by Giessel and Chenault, Bond measure passes

Barack Obama was reelected President of the United States on Tuesday after a long contentious and polarized battle against Mitt Romney. Running on the Democratic Party ticket Obama and Vice-President...

 

Seward/Lowell Point moderates districts' electorate

With the state electorate being, under most circumstances, a known quantity in terms of partisan affiliation, some regions tend to be less reflexive. The Seward area is, depending on the race, part...

 

Do we need divisive and controversial agenda?

We in Seward have a long history of helping each other, understanding each other and, even if we disagree, we tolerate and respect each other’s opinions. We work together to get the job done. I’m afraid that is not the case with state senate...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    November 1, 2012

Murphy elected borough assembly president

Before reporting on the Oct. 23 meeting, I want to thank all of the community members who attended my community meetings on Oct. 13, where we discussed the capital project requests and state revenue s...

 

General Election Candidates — State Legislature

What are the top three concerns regarding your district and what do you propose should be done about them? Mike Chenault House District 28 • Republican • Nikiski First, I would want to know what the city of Seward’s and the Kenai Peninsula...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Local    October 18, 2012

Giessel, Devon square off in District N Senate race

The big race on Nov. 6, at least as far as the sign wars in Seward go, is the senate race for the newly formed District N. The two South Anchorage candidates running for the opportunity to represent...

 

Giessel suggests subsistence is insignificant

On Aug. 8, Senator Cathy Giessel (R-Anc) said this about Alaska Native subsistence on an Anchorage TV station: “I wish it were true that folks in Point Hope, Barrow, Nuiqsut, etc. were dependent on...

 

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