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  • A keystone in architectural terms is the very last piece put in place by the mason at the apex of an arch. It is the last stone and the most important.  Without the keystone the arch wouldn’t stand at all; and yet the keystone experiences the least amount of pressure due to its location....

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:43pm
  • We now face a great civic task: deciding the referendum on whether to  strike down Senate Bill 21, which slashes state revenues from the oil  industry by about a billion dollars a year. Which side do you believe? ...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 5:32pm
  • I am honored to be a member of the board of directors and part of the exciting work we are doing to write the next chapter in the Pratt Museum’s story. I want to share this exciting work with you today. Imagine a dedicated gathering space to share stories and learn from each other. ...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 4:01pm
  • I’ve lived in Homer for more than a quarter century. I have seen a lot of changes, but I still love the view that opens up if you’re driving down Baycrest Hill on a sunny day. I can’t reasonably explain how much I actually do love it. Together with the glorious feeling of awe I usually experie...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:30pm
  • In the shadows of the Chugach, the Anchorage neighborhood of Mountain View is a bustling community that boasts the most diverse census tract in the entire United States of America, according to recent research. Walking down the street or entering a restaurant, you encounter a wide range of Alaskans ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:29pm
  • Referring to the June 24 Homer City Council meeting and resolution 13-068(A) Amending the Land Allocation Plan to Make the Southwestern Two-thirds Portion of Lot 2, Tract 1-A Fishing Hole Subdivision Available for Lease: Homer’s water-based community feels betrayed and disappointed at the result o...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:40pm
  • There’s been a loud, angry and often uninformed debate over salmon habitat protection in the Kenai Peninsula Borough for the past couple years, and if we hope to protect our fisheries in the coming years, it’s important to understand some basic issues....

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:32pm
  • The roofer is packing up his tools, your newly planted lawn is beginning to sprout, the paint is drying and the keys to your new home are in your pocket. You are a homeowner....

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:30pm
  • As we celebrate Independence Day this year, let’s take a close look at what keeps us independent: the Constituion of the United States of America.   The First Amendment has been on my mind of late. At the last Homer City Council meeting you may have heard Mayor Beth Wythe take you to task if ...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 3:39pm
  • You may have noticed there’s a scandal surrounding the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS has acknowledged the targeting of conservative groups applying for IRS Code 501(c) status. This strikes at the heart of the freedom guaranteed by the First Amendment. Regardless of political leanings, certainl...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 3:34pm

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