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  • Norse Flight Inc., an Anchorage-based company, has applied for a permit for an unspecified (unlimited) number of landings at 11 different sites in Kachemak Bay State Park and Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park from May through September.  Allowing more permits for commercial helicopter landings...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 12:41pm
  • H ere I go, writing about something I never imagined I would write about: the legalization of cannabis, marijuana, weed, pot.  It’s something I haven’t cared much about in the past, but I care about it now for a number of reasons. ...

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:39am
  • 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, ed...

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:35am
  • We Alaskans have statutory and constitutional language available to determine whether cannabis social clubs are lawful. The “Act to tax and regulate the production, sale and use of marijuana” begins:  “In the interest of allowing law enforcement to focus on violent and property crimes, an...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 9:45am
  • February, the shortest month of the year, follows January, and has 95 holidays, some bizarre and others we hold dear. Groundhog Day (in Alaska marmots are the substitute), President’s Day, Valentine’s Day when love gets honored with everything from flowers to far away trips. Super Bowl Sunday ha...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 9:42am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the two education associations have been bargaining for over a year. The associations have made numerous attempts to compromise and meet the district’s demands and we look forward to the district meeting us in the middle, where we have already moved ...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:52am
  • Over the past 25 years the Homer Community Food Pantry has provided food to those in need. Only with Homer’s generous donations of food, money and volunteer hours can we help those seeking our services. Together, we are a bridge, sharing resources to address hunger and basic needs as we form a&nbs...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:51am
  • Shall Homer City Council ban commercial cannabis cultivation, testing, processing, and sales from Homer?  City council members Heath Smith, Bryan Zak, Donna Aderhold and Gus Van Dyke voted to introduce Ordinance 16-06 to ban commercial cannabis. As a director of the Kachemak Cannabis Coalition,...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:49am
  • Someone once noted “a man is like a novel: until the very last page, you don’t know how it will end. Otherwise it wouldn’t be worth reading.” Speaking of which, President Obama will go a long way in redeeming his performance as resident if he picks former Harvard law professor Sen. Elizabeth...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:48am
  • Myself, I’m all up for an American Jewish socialist as president. It’d be a second crack at making America exceptional again. President Barack Hussein Obama had his crack at American Exceptionalism and blew it. Unfortunately, he never realized the significance, the power of his moment....

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:40pm

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