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  • 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
  • We almost moved out of Alaska. This would make us part of “The Leavers.” You know, the super close friends that become like family. They move away and take a gigantic piece of your heart with them. The ones you think of during dark February nights, the ones you wish you could join across the bay...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 6:36am
  • Dear editor and most honorable citizens dancing on the Wheel of Karma in our beautiful cosmic hamlet by the sea! No, this is not Brother Asaiah, nor his ghost writing, and, yes, I think I’ve got your attention now, even if it is to growl indignantly: “How dare he?” ...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 5:22pm
  • It is part of what makes our state and community distinctive: Alaska’s wild salmon runs.  They differentiate us from almost all other coastal regions in the world. Fishing is part of our heritage, whether sport, commercial, subsistence or personal use. ...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:45pm
  • Last week, the Parnell Administration ruled a wild salmon stream in Cook Inlet was “suitable” for large-scale coal strip mining. You read that right. In response to a petition from local Alaskans looking to protect salmon habitat from the proposed Chuitna coal strip mine, the Parnell Administrat...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:44pm
  • 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

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