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  • On Aug. 24, I learned about the breaking news regarding a major Centers for Disease Control coverup, perhaps the biggest and most devastating to come to light since the Tuskegee syphilis experiment conducted between 1932 and 1972.  Today, myself and other mothers speaking out against our n...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:52pm
  • For another perspective on vaccines, click here....

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:25pm
  • Arecent headline for a Homer News letter to the editor  caught my attention — “National sales tax wrong for Alaska.” The author was Mike Wenstrup, chair, Alaska Democratic Party. His purpose was to counter Mead Treadwell’s endorsement of a national sales tax which is known as the FairTa...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:50am
  • During my freshman year at Homer High School a youth-run group was formed. Its focus turned outward, to the needs of our community, at a time in our lives when self-absorption ruled. The Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee, or YAC, provided support to organizations that served youth in hea...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:52am
  • Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet ruled favorably on behalf of business condo owner Ken Castner; the rest of us Homer property owners need to pay attention to the repercussions. The condo owners have a legitimate beef, if you compare their gas line assessments to those of apartment owners....

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:22pm
  • The referendum to repeal Alaska’s new oil tax legislation gives citizens the power to decide what is good for Alaska. It challenges us to make a simple choice about a complex issue where facts are scarce and arguments are many.  But arguments without facts are opinions, and opinions are based...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:08pm
  • Ballot Measure 1 is a divisive and complex issue.   Much confusion has been generated and I’ve been asked by many friends, “How am I supposed to vote?”  It’s really not for me to tell you how to vote, but I’m glad to tell you how I’m going to vote. I’m going to vote “yes,...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:06pm
  • An issue that deserves our attention has recently surfaced in the debates between the Republican Party candidates who hope to unseat Sen. Mark Begich in the Nov. 4 general election. That issue is the 100-year-old income tax system which can only be described as a ridiculous, complex and intrusive me...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:12pm
  • It’s time for a little perspective. A man once bought a block of land. On it, he built nice house, but nothing special. He invested in that house and built a family around it and gradually rebuilt the walls and windows, replaced the carpets, made general upgrades. He made those upgrades for the sa...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:30pm
  • “I was waiting for a bus in Philadelphia along with about a dozen others. There was this altercation happening, and all of us there at the bus stop chose to ignore it, including me. I realize looking back on it that collectively, we had created a culture of doing nothing.” Sue Rennolds told this...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:22pm

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