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  • Some years ago as I stood in the national archives building and read from the original copy of our Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, I could not help but reflect on Lincoln’s closing words in his Gettysburg address ”...and that government of  the people, by the people,...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:42am
  • I first ran for Homer City Council more than three years ago, because I wanted to put a simple idea to the test — Could an elected official be someone I could trust and respect and still get re-elected? Can a politician be transparent, clear on his position, approach each issue with regard for evi...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:41am
  • For a holiday that started as a remembrance of the dead, Halloween this week in Homer looks to be pretty darn lively. There’s something for every age, whether you’ve been planning your costume for months or your trick-or-treating days are long over....

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:33am
  • Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of stories the Homer News  plans on youth homelessness on the Kenai Peninsula.   Casey Marsh is not homeless. Each night, the Homer High senior heads back to Anchor Point, to a cozy bed and a loving family an...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:28am
  • In Tuesday’s runoff election for one Homer City Council seat, incumbent Beauregard Burgess faces a challenge by political newcomer Heath Smith. Smith came in second in the Oct. 6 election, with 408 votes or 37 percent of the votes for a single seat, closely followed by Burgess with 391 votes or 35...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:21am
  • A young bull moose basks in the sunshine last Saturday on Diamond Ridge...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:20am
  • In next Tuesday’s election, unless the city of Homer can borrow and program a special touchscreen electronic voting machine from the state, Homer voter Rick Malley will miss out on an experience enjoyed by most other voters: the right to vote in person and privately at a city polling place on a ma...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:13am
  • A sentencing hearing in the case of convicted murderer Demarqus Green that had been scheduled for Oct. 26 has been rescheduled to next month, but will be held at the Kenai Courthouse instead of in Homer as previously planned. On a motion by Kenai District Attorney Scot Leaders, Kenai Superior Court ...

    Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:25pm
  • JUNEAU — The deadliest catch is getting a lot less deadly. Earlier this month, the U.S. Coast Guard reported to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council that for the first time in known history, no one died on the job while commercial fishing in Alaska during the last federal fiscal year, whic...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:50am
  • On Oct. 15, in the last of several membership meetings around the Kenai Peninsula, representatives from Homer Electric Association went over the current state of its rates and policies as well as upcoming developments....

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:49am

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