After listening to 20 hours of public testimony from more than 700 Mat-Su residents over a three day period, the Palmer City Council voted down a citywide mask mandate, 4-3, on Dec. 4. Nearly 70% of comments – both in-person and written – opposed the idea
If last week’s Palmer City Council meeting is any indication, local residents have strong opinions over a proposed citywide mask mandate. While the in-person public comment period concluded after nearly three hours on Nov. 18, Palmer Mayor Edna DeVries
Hundreds of Palmer area residents stood in bitter cold weather outside the Palmer City Council chambers on Nov. 18 for a chance to publicly oppose a proposed citywide mask mandate. After hearing nearly three hours of in-person testimony the Palmer City
Following victories in the recent October election, progressives on the Palmer City Council now enjoy a narrow 4-3 majority, which they will try and use to reshape the historic farming town. This agenda begins in earnest on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m.
Liberals now enjoy a majority on the seven-member Palmer City Council as the election night lead of longtime Council Member Linda Combs evaporated after absentee ballots were tallied. Linda Combs was narrowly ahead on Oct. 6 but wound up losing a razor close
It’s become fashionable these days for left-leaning liberal Alaskan politicians to try and cast themselves as nonpartisan, unaffiliated or independent – anything to get away from the dreaded “Democratic” label. If you think about it, this makes sense
Sabrena Combs, a self-described “progressive” running for re-election on the Palmer City Council, is frustrated by her conservative colleagues and hopes the Oct. 6 election will swing leadership of the small town to the left. In a recent interview, which
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