Point of View

  • We as Alaskans are faced with another potential problem. We are not just faced with a man, or woman, or political machine. We are faced with a mine. A mine that has the real possibility of destroying not only an environment and habitat for the natural world, but also a culture. We have faced this fo...

    Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:28pm
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP, Mobilizing for Action throughPlanning & 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, educational, envir...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:59pm
  • The food pantry has a drop-off tub on the east side at the bottom of the ramp at Homer United Methodist Church. It’s available seven days a week — just be aware of the weather at this time of year because some of the items that may freeze. Otherwise, we arrive at 9 a.m. Mondays to set up and we...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:56pm
  • The below is a collection of thoughts as to why the American people voted against Clinton and, ergo, Obama and his policies. Some thoughts are mine; many are from people I have talked with who wanted to share their reasons for voting Trump. The American people don’t like being called nasty names b...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:38pm
  • Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic needs standing desks or standing desk adapters, a small coffee table and a love seat or two small armchairs. Contact: Catriona Reynolds at catriona@kbfpc.org Special Olympics needs floor ho...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:32pm
  • During a recent visit to the Homer Public Library, a Paul Banks kindergarten class took over the children’s room. Many in the group were already familiar with the space thanks to storytimes and regular visits with family members to check out books or DVDs. For others, this visit was not just fun, ...

    Thu, 11/17/2016 - 3:41pm
  • Alaska faces a dilemma. Should we continue to choose to balance our budget deficit by spending from our primary savings account — the Constitutional Budget Reserve (CBR)?...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:30pm
  • In 1976, Alaskans amended our Constitution, creating the Permanent Fund. In 1980, the current dividend program was created by statute, mandating that roughly 50 percent of the earnings from the fund be dispersed to Alaskans annually as a Permanent Fund Dividend. Should the PFD become your right?...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 10:22am
  • Editor’s Note: Every month to accompany the Pay It Forward column, which is coordinated by The Homer Foundation, the Homer News runs a list of needs from area nonprofits. If you see a need you can fill, we encourage you to contact the agency and help pay it forward.   ...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 10:19am
  • Why should we “pay it forward”? I am supposed to answer this, and I don’t know where to start. My friends wrote far better than I could. My piece oddly began when I was talking baseball with a friend.   I wondered what and why I could say in this article. Why do I have a voice to add? Tha...

    Wed, 10/26/2016 - 10:13am

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