Editorial

  • Remember that old ’60s slogan, “You’ve come a long way, baby”?  It implied that women were making progress when it came to equal rights with their male counterparts, that life for the female gender was getting better. A new study released Tuesday indicates Alaska still has a long way to...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 4:14pm
  • This week marks a milestone in the Homer News’ almost 50-year-long history: a renovated website. For those of us at the Homer News, the website is noteworthy for its upgraded technology. Our webmaster Adam Bauer is breathing a sigh of relief — perhaps you heard him — because for quite some tim...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 5:07pm
  • Barring an appeal, a federal jury's decision last week exonerating three Homer police officers in the March 1, 2006, Homer Airport shooting brings closure to the seven-year-old case for the city and police department....

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:48pm
  • Last Saturday, some good policing by an alert Alaska State Trooper got a potentially dangerous device off our streets. After making a routine traffic stop, Wildlife Trooper David Chaffin saw what looked to be a meth lab in a car driven by a 26-year-old man. Troopers seized what they believe is a one...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 4:19pm
  • One of the barriers to some people embracing the flow of natural gas to Homer homes is the cost of replacing appliances, particularly their heating systems. A bill currently making its way through the Alaska House of Representatives would help with some of those concerns....

    Fri, 02/22/2013 - 1:02pm
  • In a really big way and one small way, the Homer City Council moved forward Monday to address two large problems in our town: expensive energy and violence, especially domestic and sexual violence. If successful, both actions will make Homer a stronger, better community -- a cause to celebrate on th...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 5:01pm
  • A story in this week’s Real Estate and Business section (page 5) gives more fodder as citizens chew on the question: What is the proper role of government?...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 1:45pm
  • Homer is host to two unique opportunities this week. The first is the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District’s Industry Outlook Forum. The event happens today and Friday at Land’s End Resort. ...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:30pm
  • Thank you, Homer City Council. Let’s hope this week’s discussion and council vote will preserve the seasonal sales tax exemption on nonprepared food items for good. Canning this perennial discussion is long overdue. Like others who testified Monday night, we believe a tax on food is regressive. ...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:56pm
  • One of the best things about a new year is the clean slate it represents. It’s a great time to evaluate priorities, reflect on what went right and what didn’t in the year that’s just passed and decide what new strategies may yield better results.  It’s also a good time of year to look a...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:03pm

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