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  • 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
  • At a recent Homer Council on the Arts meeting we were planning our annual meeting which takes place each January. At that meeting HCOA presents a slate of proposed board members for the members to approve.  As we talked, it became clear that it is time to begin a search for new board members. F...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:19am
  • I ride my bicycle year-round. In the winter, I layer up for my ride despite the snow or the cold for many reasons, but mainly because it is good for me, I enjoy it, and it is one way that I choose to reduce my mark on this planet. We all know that driving in the winter is more dangerous and so ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:06pm
  • My name is Liz Diament and I am running for State House....

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:55am
  • I have been actively involved in Kenai Peninsula communities for 37 years.  As your Representative I work hard for an Alaska that values fiscal responsibility, quality education, improved health, responsible resource development, and accountable government.  My experience as a small busine...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:53am
  • I am a pious Scots-Irish Presbyterian Christian. I submit three propositions and one essay. The propositions: 1. Definition — Democracy: a nation which derives its political authority from its people.2. Definition — Oligarchy: a nation in which a small group, the “oligarchs” exercise control...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:51am
  • As a member of the city of Homer Water and Sewer Task Force, I want to make it clear that the following is just my take on our progress after six months of work.It is definitely not the opinion of the city administration. Their position, as recently written by the city manager in his budget message ...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:47am

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