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  • 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
  • By Lindsey Schneider...

    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
  • While it was instructive to read our mayor declare in these pages that Homer is open for business, the descriptive comments made by our town’s putative leader as to our economic future left this reader with many concerns. ...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 4:22pm
  • Alaska salmon runs are increasingly threatened. Loss of habitat, poor management and uncertain food supplies are but a few reasons. Some of these things are within our control. Some are not.   That’s why we need to protect the habitat we know is vital to salmon survivorship. When you look acr...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 4:52pm
  • In 1975, right out of high school,  I went to work on the pipeline for a year. I then worked my way through Harvard University in the oil field. After college, I held a number of jobs in Prudhoe from field engineer to maintenance scheduling supervisor field wide for SOHIO. These were the early ...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 4:51pm
  • I remember first meeting Kevin Bell when I was 6 years old at the outdoor rink up at the Homer Middle School. It was after my older brother's peewee hockey practice. He introduced himself to me as "Kevin," but I had grown up knowing him as "Coach." He tried convincing my mom to let me play hockey, b...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:59pm
  • What Gov. Jay Hammond actually wrote may not be exactly what Sen. Peter Micciche remembered at his town meeting last Friday in Homer. The senator said he agreed with Hammond that 66 percent of oil income belonged with government. Of course, with ACES, the escalator clause has raised the state take,...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:57pm

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