Peter Micciche

Ever since statehood, a movement to relocate the capital out of Juneau comes up regularly. It happened first in 1960, just one year after Alaska entered the Union. That failed by about 5,000 votes.

Alaskans did vote to move the capital in 1974 by a margin of 11,000 votes, and in 1976 selected Willow as its new home. Designs were even drawn up. However in 1978 citizens passed a ballot measure that required the full cost of the move to be disclosed beforehand, and on the same ballot rejected nearly a billion dollars to build it.

Two of the Central Kenai Peninsula's three-member delegation to the state capital held a town-hall-style meeting in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Building Saturday. Here is the recording KDLL made of the meeting, broken into three bite-size chunks. You can find Rep. Gary Knopp's town hall elsewhere here on

Voters in the central Kenai Peninsula are returning a solidly Republican delegation to Juneau.

The Alaska Division of Elections has finalized its results from last month's primary elections, which cleared up two races in the Central Peninsula.

In Senate District O, incumbent Peter Micciche came from behind and averted a huge upset against unknown political newcomer Ron Gillham. It took Micciche the absentee and questioned ballots to win, but he collected 50.62 percent of the vote to Gillham's 49.38 percent.