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  • As governor, I enjoy shaking a lot of hands. But one handshake in particular stuck with me. At the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport last winter, as passengers streamed off the flight from Fairbanks, one man turned around and walked toward me. “I want to shake your hand,” he said. “...

    Thu, 07/07/2016 - 2:11pm
  • 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 indi- vidual, family and community health. Health is defined broadly to include cultural, economic, educational, envi- ronmental, mental...

    Thu, 07/07/2016 - 2:11pm
  • There was a time in Alaska when leadership was seized by those who had inexhaustible enthusiasm and strong motivation to address the challenges faced by our state. Today, our leaders face demands – financial, social and educational – that are daunting. Now, more than ever, is the time for Alaska...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 11:42am
  • A Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly vote on July 25 could eliminate my ability to work at the Ninilchik clinic. Many of you have been hearing in the local news this week about the proposal coming up for vote at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting on Monday, July 25, to move the Cen...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 11:42am
  • Forty years ago, the first college and community education classes were offered in Homer by KPC, and what a long way we’ve come since then. From a handful of students, our Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College has grown to serve nearly 750 online and campus-based students each semester.&n...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:27am
  • It’s time to solve our fiscal problem. The price of inaction is too high. As the Legislature nears the end of the constitutional 120-day session, I am gravely concerned about the possible outcome. Our state is in a difficult fiscal position. Due mainly to world oil prices and our over-dependence o...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:53am
  • Editor’s Note: This month marks the 40th anniversary of the jack-up rig George Ferris being “stuck firmly in 82 feet of clay just off the Homer Spit,” as the Homer News reported it on May 13, 1976. The incident proved to be the catalyst for the state to buy back o...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:48am
  • Editor’s Note: This month marks the 40th anniversary of the jack-up rig George Ferris being “stuck firmly in 82 feet of clay just off the Homer Spit,” as the Homer News reported it on May 13, 1976. The incident proved to be the catalyst for the state to buy back o...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:15am
  • Some things don’t turn out the way we expect. My Dad, Tim O’Leary, should be writing this letter right now, not me....

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:12am
  • Editor’s Note: This month marks the 40th anniversary of the jack-up rig George Ferris being “stuck firmly in 82 feet of clay just off the Homer Spit,” as the Homer News reported it on May 13, 1976. The incident proved to be the catalyst for the state to buy back o...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:18am

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