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  • T he most recent and unthinkable tragedy in Connecticut has given everyone in the country pause about who we are. Myself, I am a father of three, an outdoorsman, a hunter and a gun owner. ...

    Thu, 12/27/2012 - 2:39pm
  • D uring this ongoing debate about raising food taxes, our city council keeps bringing up the issue of adequate funding for the city’s depreciation reserve accounts. In my opinion it is horribly distorted and here’s why. The entire purpose of a reserve account for equipment and facilities is to ...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:50am
  • In 1996, the Kenai Peninsula Borough began to take control of private land from property owners, with no compensation to the owner. Then in 2008 and again in 2011, the Kenai Peninsula Borough took more land from private property owners. Since 1996 the borough has created local ordinances to legitimi...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:49am
  • There can be no words to express the great loss of the recent shooting tragedy. Some big debates on gun control will ensue, some will speak of evil in the world. Many will say mental illness funding is needed and it is true in some cases. ...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:40am
  • December 11, 2029, New San Franbaha, CA — Entitlement caused the thing.  Back in 2012, before the Cliff, entitlement was only a campaign whipping boy of the Reds. The trouble was that entitlement was also the state of mind among the wealthy; it was almost a uniform belief amo...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:38am
  • Three years ago 60 percent of Homer voters rejected a winter-time sales tax increase on groceries. The whole idea was that the working poor would have one place to spend their money where the city government didn't have its hand out. Prior to that ballot question, in the fall of 2009, the city attor...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:21am
  • By the age of 13, 53 percent of American girls are "unhappy with their bodies." This grows to 78 percent by the time girls reach seventeen (Women's Media Center). Where does this come from? Is it instinctual, genetic? Do we wake up one morning and just decide to fear the muscle and baby fat that kee...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:18am
  • Over the last several years I have quietly followed the debate over bringing natural gas to Homer and the more recently proposed Natural Gas Distribution System Special Assessment District. I have read and listened to many comments, attended the “City Neighborhood” meetings, and done some resear...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:28pm
  • A fter much thought, I have decided to register my objection to the City’s Natural Gas Distribution System Special Assessment District.  Based on strong scientific evidence regarding the impacts of burning fossil fuels on climate change and ocean acidification, I believe that investing in a n...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:24am
  • As I contemplate this season of giving thanks, I realize how much I have to be thankful for. I live in a wonderful community with some of the most generous and giving people I’ve ever been associated with. I have wonderful kids and grandkids who fill my days with joy and friends who continue to li...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:21am

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