Point of View

  • Somehow our local young people need to find the energy and time to understand and say “no” —  to the spending habits of city government. It’s become like an adolescent boy that never grows up. It will just keep eating everything and ballooning and then start whining and blaming you when...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:42am
  • Generally Homer city government hums along quietly in the background. The library buzzes with activity six days a week, the Homer Education and Recreation Complex (HERC) livens evenings with pickle ball, when you need a policeman he’s there. ...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:39am
  • I  believe more people would recycle if they knew how easy it can be. I have written some short articles that will be published in the paper in the next few weeks that will tell what and how to recycle, where recyclable items can be taken, what new items can be recycled now (including some chan...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:38am
  • Many rural American hospitals are struggling to keep their doors open in the face of rising costs. Fifty-eight have closed since 2010 and many more may follow if the pharmaceutical industry gets its way and dismantles a little-known federal drug discount program called 340B....

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:36am
  • Over the years, I have been asked why Homer Physical Therapy supports Homer Council on the Arts. Most people assume it’s due to a personal interest in the arts — a hobby or hidden talent — but Homer Physical Therapy’s support of HCOA comes down to one word: inclusion.  ...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:31am
  • K enai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre has proposed the possibility of merging the hospitals on the peninsula. Perhaps this is what needs to be done. I’m not sure.  ...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:30am
  • Last week was historic for Alaska. Thanks to our state legislators, we took a significant step toward controlling our own destiny.  The Legislature held about two weeks of hearings to examine my proposal to buy out TransCanada’s interest, then almost unanimously approved my request to exercis...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:28am
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP,  Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships, is a local coalition that aims to use and build upon our strengths to improve our individual, family and community health. Health is defined broadly to include cultural, economic, ed...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 8:47am
  • I’m one of those offbeat types who enjoys the early morning hours where the eastern sky has yet to develop its personality and merely glows with a muted silver patina. It gives me time to have my first cup of fresh ground coffee before stepping out on the deck to inhale the scintillating breath of...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 8:44am
  • Last month I had a bitter-sweet experience, but mostly, it was beautiful. Buffeted by wind and rain kicked up by a mid-September storm, I took part in the gathering of over 200 friends and neighbors at Mavis Muller’s 12th annual Burning Basket celebration.  ...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:44am

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