A recent study out of Princeton University found we no longer live in a democracy. According to the authors, “[t]he central point that emerges from our research is that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government poli...Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:49am
In Alaska, and more recently, in Homer, we frequently here the mantra we’re “open for business.” The intent of course is to present a business-friendly face to potential investors so our community can reap the promised benefits of jobs and contracts such businesses might bring. Bu...Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:27am
M orris Communications is the Georgia-based media group that owns the Peninsula Clarion, Homer News, Juneau Empire, Alaska Journal of Commerce and numerous other media holdings in Alaska. In November, company chairman William Morris III announced a special 10-part series to help Alaskans “find the...Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:43pm
I like Chris Story. He’s funny, he raises his family here, and he drives dollars into our local economy. But I like him for another reason: He has the passion of his convictions to not only speak his mind, but also to act on it. I wish there were more like him in our community....Thu, 09/26/2013 - 11:03am
There’s been a loud, angry and often uninformed debate over salmon habitat protection in the Kenai Peninsula Borough for the past couple years, and if we hope to protect our fisheries in the coming years, it’s important to understand some basic issues....Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:32pm
Recent challenges to the new railroad to Port MacKenzie in Knik Arm have prompted calls to punish the public interest groups who challenged this short-sighted project. As the chief advocate for one of those groups, I think citizens should be rewarded for trying to save Alaskan tax dollars while prot...Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:10pm
Anyone coming over Baycrest Hill these days encounters a stark new addition to the Kachemak Bay skyline: Buccaneer Oil's jack-up drilling rig "Endeavour." For some, the image harkens back to the days of Jay Hammond and the fight to put fish and the families they support before heavy industry. For ot...Thu, 10/04/2012 - 4:00pm
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