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  • 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
  • Editor’s Note: Freshmen students in Sean Campbell’s class at Homer High School have been writing opinion pieces. The Homer News plans to publish several over the next few weeks. Here are two. Doesn’t it stink how life isn’t fair sometimes? How few have ever...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:43pm
  • I was 10 when I was first introduced to the concept of “paying it forward.” It started in 1954 with my uncle, Owen Jander, who was a conscientious objector and was sent to Germany. A year later Owen was sent to Jordan. In both places Owen experienced post-World War II hatred of Americans.&n...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:41pm
  • T hank you to the Homer News for providing me the opportunity and space for my commentary about the opioid problem facing our community.  Thank you also to the many community members who have shared their stories with me as this conversation becomes more public....

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:38pm
  • Editor’s Note: Freshmen students in Sean Campbell’s class at Homer High School have been writing opinion pieces. The Homer News plans to publish several over the next few weeks. Here’s a sample. Antonin Scalia’s death has already turned purely political.   Mere hours after Scal...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:48am
  • Last week I shared my concern about the rising use of heroin and other opioids in our community, and how we can do more to prevent the onset of their use. This installment addresses the need to understand and support treatment for those persons already dependent on or addicted to these substances.&n...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:46am
  • We need to talk. Often those words announce a difficult but necessary conversation among partners, families or friends about the health of their relationship. Today I use them to start such a conversation among neighbors about the health of our community....

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:41am
  • S ome have come to describe, in the Middle East, a mindset of absolute intolerance they call Islamo-fascists, but never did I think I’d see come to pass the capture of the moral imagination of so many in our country by what can only be described as Republic-cono Fascist, particularly and ironicall...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:39am

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