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Assembly votes to remove invocation, proposes alternative


November 29, 2018

A little over a month ago, the Alaska Supreme Court made a ruling that found a part of the municipal code of the Borough of Kenai Peninsula to be unconstitutional. The code required an invocation be given before an assembly meeting could take place.

The court found that it was illegal to require an invocation in the municipal code. This became a hot topic of debate in Wrangell, which also has an invocation as a part of its code.

A proposed amendment to the borough’s municipal code, which would remove the invocation from future meeting agendas, caused a stir in an assembly meeting in Oct...

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