Point of View

  • It seems when people hear or see the word philanthropy they think of huge sums of money. Donating money to an organization is certainly a huge contribution and it provides a critical means for the organization to remain sustainable. But it seems to me that there are also other ways of giving that ca...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:33pm
  • A small but formative fraction of my life has been spent gazing out salt-sprayed windows at rugged terrain and open ocean.  My father’s silhouette was always incorporated in the scenery, reflected on the glass that shielded our fragile flesh from the elements. As he sat in the helm seat,...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:30pm
  • Many of the folks who choose to live in Alaska are here for quality of life opportunities, especially the opportunity to hunt and fish. More than half of all Alaskans live in the Cook Inlet region where the Kenai River supports the state’s largest sport and personal use fisheries. This one magnifi...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:26pm
  • W hy does it make sense to take on Medicaid expansion in these times of fiscal challenges and diminished budgets?  Aren’t we supposed to be tightening our belts right about now, boring new holes for the buckle so we can draw them even tighter in years to come?  Why would we take money fr...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:43pm
  • What a thin line there is between “civilized” human behavior and the behavior of animals. And how easily that line is erased with the over consumption of alcohol which can result in despicable mob behavior.  I’m referring to the uncivilized, irresponsible, insensitive action at a teenage ...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:14pm
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP,  Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships, is a local coalition that aims to use and build upon our strengths to improve our individual, family, and community health. Health is defined broadly to include cultural, economic, e...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:13pm
  • You may have noticed that the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank (KPFB) is sending out donation requests of late.  Homer Community Food Pantry (HCFP) has received several calls asking, “How does this donation benefit you?”  We receive no money from them. Donating to them is your decision. As du...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:11pm
  • With the settling of the Resetarits case, our community and our court system have sent a message that what happened that night in Septemberr 2012 was unacceptable. Whether or not we all agree that the message was strong enough or came soon enough, whether we think, as the mother of the victim said, ...

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:50am
  • S o, here’s the deal. You can’t take it with you. None of it. Nothing. Naught. Nada. Zilch. Zippo. As important as your money, real estate, mutual funds, IRAs, stock, cars, trucks, 4-wheelers and fishing poles may be to you in this life, they will be useless in the next.  So, what’s a pro...

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:48am
  • Don’t take it personally? That’s usually good advice, but today we urge the opposite reaction to all government bodies operating in the shadows, purposely avoiding public scrutiny and genuine transparency. In other words, take closed government personally. Please! • Take it personally when a r...

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:47am

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