Homer Opinion

  • It’s time for a little perspective. A man once bought a block of land. On it, he built nice house, but nothing special. He invested in that house and built a family around it and gradually rebuilt the walls and windows, replaced the carpets, made general upgrades. He made those upgrades for the sa...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:30pm
  • “I was waiting for a bus in Philadelphia along with about a dozen others. There was this altercation happening, and all of us there at the bus stop chose to ignore it, including me. I realize looking back on it that collectively, we had created a culture of doing nothing.” Sue Rennolds told this...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:22pm
  • The governor has the ability to veto any bill he does not think is in the best interest of the state. The people also have the veto through a difficult petition and election process as seen in Ballot Measure 1. Although we would default to the prior tax system, ACES, a citizen “veto” of Senate B...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:22pm
  • More and more pink flags are being raised as we lead up to Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic’s 20th Annual Breast Cancer Run and Ride at Mariner Park on Sunday, Aug. 10. Each flag you see at local homes and businesses demonstrates commitment to helping women here in our community access breast c...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:15pm
  • There are no “Poop Fairies” in Homer, Alaska, but just as in Santa Cruz, California, where this sign is the campaign centerpiece, people need to clean up after their dogs.  As the sign says, there are good reasons to scoop your dog’s poop. Dog feces spread harmful bacteria, can pollute ou...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:15pm
  • On July 16,  my husband and I, who are extremely interested in all things political, attended the Republican Senate candidates’ debate at Land’s End.    Any chance we have to learn more about the candidates who want to represent us in Congress is an opportunity we won’t pass up....

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:13pm
  • As I look over the condition of our beloved country, and the situation we find ourselves in — under both Republican and Democratic leadership — I am aghast at where our national leadership has taken us, and what we, the people, have allowed....

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:13pm
  • Are you aware that many of your constitutional rights have been or are in the process of being usurped or taken away? They include the right of free speech and religion, the right of life, the right to a fair trial by jury and counsel, the right to own a gun, protection from unwarranted search and s...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:13pm
  • The state has not done an audit on the oil companies since 2007. The governor does not want to have the state do an audit because it would expose the fact that the free billions of dollars he is giving away is all going out of state.  None of it will be spent in Alaska.  The money the oil ...

    Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:09am
  •   The Homer Cycling Club would like to thank the Department of Transportation, and their receptivity to the advice provided by the city of Homer, for the improvements being made to the Sterling Bypass Highway. Improving the shoulders on these routes will provide a much safer riding situation fo...

    Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:07am

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