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  • I live in a remote coastal village in Lower Cook Inlet, and my family and my community depend on the ocean for food. Whether it’s collecting bidarkis off the rocks, clams from the beaches or halibut from deeper waters, we rely on a healthy ocean to sustain us. Today, however, we’re seeing rapid ...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:30pm
  • It’s not surprising that at the blistering pace Internet demand the FCC predicts a demand of one communication tower for every 75 residents. Increased access to bandwidth is an economic stimulant and educational boost for schools. Every year demands more bandwidth. Alaska is behind the curve signi...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:28pm
  • Since 1990, culminating with Obamacare, progressives progressively destroyed health insurance. How? By switching definitions. ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:36pm
  • It’s the season for Pick.Click.Give., the concept that we pay it forward and give to nonprofits of choice. This act satisfies the human need to give out of one’s abundance and also supports the saying, “It’s easier to give than to receive.” It also allows nonprofits to plan next year’s b...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:51pm
  • Truth is one of the first casualties of war, and in Alaska, truth was the first casualty of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Does it matter if we know how much spilled? Eleven million gallons was an intentional lie; the Exxon Valdez actually spilled about 30 million gallons....

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:24pm
  • Mark Hamilton, president of the Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) recently opined that the Board of Fish (BOF) meetings had produced a “clear victory for Kenai kings.” I disagree, and believe that any objective person would disagree as well....

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:49pm
  • The Senate Resources Committee is holding hearings this week on House Bill 77.  HB 77 is Gov. Sean Parnell’s grab bag of anti-salmon, anti-democracy rollbacks that grants new super powers to our state government while stripping away our rights as Alaskans to protect our fish and game resource...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:49pm
  • As one of the original Homer community members who worked to have Kachemak Bay selected as the first National Estuarine Research Reserve in the state of Alaska, I strongly urge the Legislature to reinstate the $175,000 in funding that was deleted from the budget for the Kachemak Bay National Estuari...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:48pm
  • Budget cuts recently requested by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will close the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. Of course that’s not the way ADF&G would prefer to say it, but that’s the reality....

    Thu, 03/06/2014 - 12:41pm
  • Recently I was interviewed by Homer News concerning the Asaiah  sculpture debate. As one of a small group of friends who cared for Asaiah’s body, interred him and was privy to his last wishes, I thought it was important to repeat what I was told by him at the end of his life and was not just ...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:09am

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