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  • I can vividly remember the first time I began to recognize the importance of giving back to the community. I was 17 years old and competing at the Alaska Cross-Country Ski Championships. As I crossed the finish line at 15 below zero, I was given a blanket by a volunteer and was truly thankful for hi...

    Fri, 09/23/2016 - 3:32pm
  • Providing electric service to HEA members is not a simple job. That is one reason that HEA is currently regulated. Before voting on deregulation of HEA, members should fully understand the impact....

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 2:31pm
  • The number one priority that drives our work at Homer Electric Association Inc.: safely providing power at a consistent, fair price. Our goal is to make decisions that best serve our local communities today and into the future. We exist to meet the electrical power needs of our members, and to stren...

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 2:31pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital and the Kenai Peninsula Borough are underway with two very important projects....

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 2:31pm
  • Why I will vote ‘yes’ on HEA exemption from RCA control I’ve lived in Homer for the last 40 years and I’ve written a check to Homer Electric Association for my electricity every month since we built our house. Our roots run deep in this community and like you, we have a stake in every decisi...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 1:52pm
  • This week is National Suicide Prevention Week, from Sept. 5-11. World Suicide Prevention Day is Saturday. Alaska has a high rate of suicide. In 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control, our state was ranked second in the nation for death by suicide. In that same year, Alaska was rated the...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 1:51pm
  • Among the many lessons learned from the Exxon Valdez oil spill was that it was almost inevitable. “Success bred complacency; complacency bred neglect; neglect increased the risk— until the right combination of errors finally led to an accident of disastrous proportions,” according to the State...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 2:42pm
  • The Pebble Partnership has grabbed headlines recently by attacking an EPA scientist and claiming EPA somehow violated federal law by communicating with Alaskans....

    Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:41pm
  • The benefits of the Permanent Fund shared equally have had a very positive effect. Because of the dividend program, income disparity in Alaska is the lowest of any state. It provides for many low-income and workingclass families. and we have achieved a higher degree of social justice because of it. ...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 3:54pm
  • As governor, I enjoy shaking a lot of hands. But one handshake in particular stuck with me. At the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport last winter, as passengers streamed off the flight from Fairbanks, one man turned around and walked toward me. “I want to shake your hand,” he said. “...

    Thu, 07/07/2016 - 1:11pm

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