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  • This summer has been a challenge for many Alaskans who rely on a particular link in the Alaska Marine Highway System. The M/V Tustumena has been out of service all summer, causing serious disruptions for residents and small businesses of Seldovia, Kodiak Island and the Aleutian Chain.  The Depa...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:49pm
  • Last month I came before the Homer City Council to highlight the needs of the Homer Public Library. I prefaced my remarks by acknowledging that the lack of current nonfiction books and the void in the library collection was not this council’s doing. ...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:48pm
  • As someone who fashions himself a natural born anthropologist, my goodness, in the current affairs of our culture, these appear to be the most grave and serious times. Our penchant, anymore, for cultural suicide, of which founding father, John Adams, pessimistically forewarned, seems, sadly, to be b...

    Thu, 10/03/2013 - 10:11am
  • I like Chris Story. He’s funny, he raises his family here, and he drives dollars into our local economy. But I like him for another reason: He has the passion of his convictions to not only speak his mind, but also to act on it. I wish there were more like him in our community....

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 11:03am
  • Becoming a Hospice of Homer volunteer is a perfect opportunity to share a precious part of you with people who are in need. As I have moved through my life, I wanted my efforts and energy to be used for what I felt was important. ...

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:56am
  • Like many residents of the Lower Kenai Peninsula, I have sat in disbelieving anguish, as I read or talked with community members regarding the party last fall that left a young man victimized by his peers.   Recently Michael Armstrong of the Homer News wrote a piece asking the question: Is our ...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:22pm
  • The water was tranquil, with hardly a ripple as far as the eye could see.  Dad had gone around the corner in the boat while the rest of us stayed on the long gray gravel beach. He returned a short while later with the floating dock from our cabin in tow. He anchored it off shore about 20 feet. ...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:16pm
  • Here, in the Juneau Empire newsroom, we all remember where we were 12 years ago when the World Trade Center was attacked. Some were trudging across a college campus, only to find their classes empty and classmates huddled around television screens. Others were roused early out of bed, then off to wo...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:06am
  • Did you notice? The city’s wish list has a gaping hole. For the last four years a Homer Education and Recreational Center has made it onto Homer’s Capital Improvements Projects list. Where is it this year? What are we doing about this?  When speaking to Homer City Council members and city e...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:04am
  • We often hear about climate warming and melting arctic sea ice in the news, but have you ever wondered what effect climate change is having on our oceans? ...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 6:39am

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