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  • J anuary is the perfect time to start something good, something fun, something that will have a positive impact on your life, on   another’s life and on the community.  January is a great time to start something big by becoming a Big Brother, Big Sister or a Big Couple.  You’re pr...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:55am
  • Back when a few of the geezoids currently running our Congress had just started to teethe, some stoner ancient Mayan nerds, after quaffing one too many kegs of a brew of toxic psychotropic green honey called Balché, declared the world would be burnt toast on Dec. 21, 2012.  They blew it....

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:54am
  • I’d like to thank Clancy Hughes for sharing with us his look around the corner in last week’s paper. The future he had us peer into, if we should go off the fiscal cliff, was, to say the least, disturbing, but essential to view. What a moment as we slip into the Christmas season with politicians...

    Thu, 12/27/2012 - 2:39pm
  • 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

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