Editorial

  • When it comes to how government operates, the past couple of weeks have offered plenty of good news-bad news examples. The bad news has dominated national headlines: the federal shutdown. It’s too bad our elected officials in Washington, D.C., aren’t acting on what most citizens are saying, whic...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 2:40pm
  • Propositions on the Oct. 1 ballot will give voters plenty of opportunity to show what they really think about government. Friend or foe? Those who think government has become a big, unwieldy, unthinking machine likely will show that by: •Voting “yes” to repeal Homer’s plastic bag ban. •Vot...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 3:07pm
  • With the Homer City Council approving its 2014 capital improvement projects priority list and four campaigns for two city council seats getting underway, we’re reminded of a book we read a few years ago, “Thirteen Ways to Kill Your Community.” It was written by Doug Griffiths, a rural Western ...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 6:59am
  • Thank you, Judge Murphy, for saying enough time has passed in the case of two brothers charged with sexual assault at a teen-age drinking party last September. More than a year has passed since that incident grieved and outraged a community.  ...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 5:26am
  • As the Labor Day holiday approaches, work is on our mind. Did you know that younger baby boomers (born between 1957 and 1964) held an average of 11.3 jobs from the ages 18 to 46? That trend now seems to be the norm....

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 4:08pm
  • Mark you calendar now: Oct. 1 is the date for the municipal election.  If you aren’t registered to vote, you have until Sept. 1, 30 days prior to the election, to do so. All elections are important, and this one is no exception. In addition to filling two seats on the Homer City Council (ther...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 4:19pm
  • We don’t have to wait until ‘some day’ to end violence in community What does it take to change the culture? When you think about it, not much. In one lifetime, a person is likely to see lots of culture shifts. We change our music, o...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 3:27pm
  • Since coming to work at the Homer News more than seven years ago, Adam Bauer has held the official titles of “webmaster” and “new media director.” Unofficially, Bauer endeared himself to his News colleagues as the paper’s jack of all trades....

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 5:35pm
  • Here’s a brain teaser for you. Which of the following doesn’t belong in the group: 1. A citizen group petitions for the repeal of Senate Bill 21, which changed how oil industry taxes are figured. 2. Opponents of Homer’s plastic bag ban gather enough signatures to put a repeal of the ban before...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 2:48pm
  • Next Thursday Homer will be the host of the Governor’s Picnic when Alaska’s 10th governor, Sean Parnell visits, so it seems appropriate this Sunday that we pause and remember Alaska’s fourth governor, Jay Hammond, who served from 1974 to 1982. The Alaska Legislature in its wisdom designated Ju...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 4:24pm

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