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  • 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, 09/03/2015 - 8:55am
  • On Sept. 10 and 11, I will hold meetings in Homer and Ninilchik to gather constituent input on the state budget.  The budget has been discussed a lot this year with the state having a $3 billion deficit and only three years of reserves. ...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:47am
  • “You will have to eat bread and milk for dinner tonight,” she said every now and then.My mother wasn’t lazy. She birthed 11 children, eight of us at home and breast fed all of us. We lived on a small farm in North Dakota “in the boon docks” so to speak, no school bus service, not on the ma...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:34am
  • After well over 30 years of no real vacation, but for here and there, family obligations back East and one too brief respite in Hawaii, it all, suddenly, came to an end. I spent most of 2014 decompressing from one long hard day’s night that began in 1980. (What I was doing is another story.) But i...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 8:51am
  • 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, 08/06/2015 - 8:53am
  • Anyone who’s experienced the quiet, shimmering magic of a rippling creek knows what piece of mind it can bring.  We forget about the turmoil of life and clear our minds to think and reflect. The subtle music of gurgling water is a soothing medicine; if you’ve never experienced it, you are m...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:51am
  • It’s that time of year when gardens are lush and summer growth at its peak. This summer seems to have out done itself. The other day I heard a tourist on the Spit comment, “Every direction I turn, I see beauty!  This place is amazing!”...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:15am
  • An obscure and controversial trade bill negotiated by the Obama Administration and pending in Congress poses a direct threat to our democracy and to Alaska’s sovereignty. Unfortunately, our two senators — Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan — recently voted to “fast track” the Trans- Pacific P...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:26am
  • We have waited to write this letter until we heard from the State Medical Examiner and knew the cause of Devin’s death. There have been numerous rumors floating around which is unfair, but human in nature.  Devin died of “ Cardiac Dysrhythmia of unclear etiology.” The toxicology report on...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:23am
  • If you live in the Homer-area, pull out any old electronics you forgot to recycle back in April. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Department is teaming up with Total Reclaim, with support from Cook Inletkeeper, to collect electronics this Saturday, July 11, at the Homer Transfer Station from ...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 9:00am

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