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  • 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
  • When I lived in Homer, my teachers, mentors and friends knew me as a pianist. Since leaving Homer, I became increasingly interested in composition, and when I discovered the vibrant world of new classical music in New York, I resolved to make composing my life’s work.  I got a master’s degr...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 4:44pm
  • 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

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