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  • Hearing what Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning to dump into New York over the next 10 years to fortify it from the ever increasing threat of another superstorm made me wonder: Do you think the sight of BMWs and Mercedes and Lexus vehicles floating down Wall Street last fall in the midst of superst...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 4:42pm
  • (Editor’s Note: Last week, Sen. Lisa Murkowski made news by sharing her view that marriage equality combines two key precepts held by Republicans: personal liberty and a limited government. She expounded on those thoughts in the following essay first posted o...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 4:41pm
  • People across the state are gathering 40,000 petition signatures, needed by mid-July, so Alaskans can vote to reject or approve the recent oil tax giveaway. While it makes no sense to give away billions of state dollars for nothing in return, there is a larger issue — another attack on the Alaska ...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 4:06pm
  • The history of salmon in North America is tragic. Over and over, Euro-American settlers ate salmon, knew the fish’s value, resolved to maintain runs, and yet managed to completely destroy the stocks within a few human generations after arriving.  ...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:55pm
  • Imagine you wake up tomorrow morning as usual: After coffee and a little breakfast you decide it’s time to check the mail and do some other errands about town. On your way into the post office you notice the upcoming services for a longtime Alaskan who has passed on. You stop and reflect on the ye...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:54pm
  • Of the many social media networks, I am currently a user of Facebook, WordPress as a blogger, and Instagram @Holisticchicks. These sites have been great for me to not only promote myself as a health coach, but also to keep up with distant family members and friends. I recently discovered what many o...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:42pm
  • My 8-year-old son Hayden has been attending the Homer Boys and Girls Club since approximately March of this year. I am writing to express the need to keep this club open for the community of Homer, as well as its neighboring communities.  My intent is to tell my personal story in hopes of it sh...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:35pm
  • As I bike around town I am thrilled to see indication that momentum is building for Homer to become a healthier community. Many of our local individuals, businesses and organizations are devoting energy and resources through various collaborations and projects which offer opportunities to develop an...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:04pm
  • Summer is almost here and there is a very obvious tension on the Kenai Peninsula related to the role of salmon in local communities and how to qualify what that role is among different user groups. Yes, we eat a lot of fish here and the availability of salmon to anglers is important. Salmon is a fab...

    Thu, 05/09/2013 - 12:54pm
  • My name is Manuel, and I am a high school AFS Exchange Student from Italy. This year, I was hosted by the Koplins. As I think about heading home this June, I want to thank my entire host family, but especially my host mom, Cindy....

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:53pm

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