Editorial

  • 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
  • “Perseverance furthers.” Those two words from the I Ching, the ancient Chinese oracle and book of wisdom, could well be the watchwords of getting natural gas to Homer. As the new year gets underway, it’s critical that city and Enstar officials, as well as community members, continue to perseve...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:53am
  • Respect: (verb) to feel or show honor or esteem for; hold in high regard; to consider or treat with deference or dutiful regard; to show consideration for; to relate to; (noun) a feeling of high regard , honor or esteem; a state of being held in honor or esteem; a defer...

    Thu, 12/27/2012 - 2:38pm
  • In memory of Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Rachel Davino, Olivia Engel, Josephine Gay, Ana M Marquez-Greene, Dylan Hockley, Dawn Hochsprung, Madeline F. Hsu, Catherine V. Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Jesse Lewis, James Mattioli, Grace McDonnell, Anne Marie Murphy, Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah P...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:37am

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