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  • When Homer’s varsity soccer teams opened their seasons Friday on Colony High’s shiny new artificial turf playing field, it was the first time all year that Homer players had gotten outdoors to play. Homer’s grass field was still sodden and untouchable.  For their opponents from Houston Hi...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 4:52pm
  • Have you ever played a violent video game? Fantasy gore seems to be more and more popular as the graphics are refined and technical kinks are straightened out. They have become increasingly popular among the teen to young adult population, especially in boys. What is it that makes them so fascinatin...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 4:40pm
  • Your article last week: "Bears out and about; be cautious" was duly noted. Blown away, I was, reading in the Anchorage Daily News a couple of Sundays ago about Dan Bigley's 2003 bear attack on the Russian River, which left him blind. He's written about it in a book: "Beyond the Bear," soon to be pub...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:36pm
  • Garbage is a dirty business. Homer's new transfer site, a $12 million or so project, has been privatized and will soon be operated by the lowest bidder....

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:29pm
  • In the last few weeks the United States government has received multiple threats from North Korea involving nuclear attacks on major U.S. cities. These threats come from the newly appointed dictator of North Korea Kim Jung-un (30 years old), who was recently appointed after the death of the previous...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 2:25pm
  • When tragedy strikes, the government's first act is to blame the incident on someone or something. After the horrific tragedy in Connecticut, the government quickly began blaming guns for the damage that was done and lives that were lost. Soon after that, our entire nation went into an uproar protes...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 2:22pm
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    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 2:21pm
  • A  great untold story of Alaska’s economic success is our vibrant fishing industry, including commercial and sport fishing. If we manage these renewable resources well, then Alaskans will continue to profit from our fisheries. However, short-sighted decisions on state and federal legislation ...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 4:05pm
  • (Editor’s Note: Homer High School student Zoe Storey writes that she recently found herself frustrated with the teen talk of the September assault and wanted to write a fictional story that displayed a way someone could speak up for their peers in a subtle ye...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 3:38pm
  •  (Editor’s Note: April  is STD Awareness Month and this week is Public Health Week.)  You might have seen the headlines — year after year Alaska is ranked  No. 1 for chlamydia. In fact, Alaska continuously ranks at or near the top w...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 5:10pm

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