Point of View

  • 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
  • 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, 05/05/2016 - 9:15am
  • Walking with 25 kids over to the Pratt Museum the other day in the sun, I was feeling grateful that I got to go along as a parent chaperone. Fifth-graders with spring fever were skipping ahead of me along the dusty sidewalk, 10- and 11-year-olds without any coats on an Alaska spring day. I was remin...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:37am
  • Alaska citizens are about to be written out as owners of the Alaska Permanent Fund. The Permanent Fund Dividend currently defines you as a shareholder in this massive investment fund. In fact, many of us have been share-holders for 34 years now. The earnings of the Permanent Fund have historically b...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:35am
  • The ability to recycle electronics helps families, businesses, governments, tribes and non-profits make responsible waste disposal decisions. It also puts our dollars to work supporting green jobs and re-using precious metals instead of mining for new ones. When we talk about creating a greener econ...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:13am
  • Sarah was only 10 when she first began using drugs. Born into a family of abusive addicts she had started with pills mostly, downers, and then coke, meth, xanax. By the time she was a teen, Sarah had become an avid user of narcotics. After being arrested following a high that brought her near death,...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:45pm

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