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  • 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
  • I write on March 16, 2015, 20 days since Alaska’s prohibition ended. As a Christian I am pondering biblical references to cannabis and persecution. After a persecution ends, a nation asks: What happened? Was I complicit? Did I cause harm? Was I harmed?...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:00pm
  • Almost 40 years ago, without regard for the conservation of our fisheries or the needs of the Alaskan people, foreign fishing fleets dominated the waters off Alaska’s shores and took anything and everything in their reach. Ask anyone familiar with the times, deck lights of foreign vessels — doze...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:53pm
  • I  wish I had a picture of Sadie. But even if I had a photo to go from I don’t think I’d be able to properly describe her.  I remember a weatherworn face and a missing tooth. I remember her layers of clothes, faded and worn to a color similar to that of her skin. I remember the way her...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:49pm
  • Homer’s citizens and visitors encompass a wide spectrum of beach users: dog walkers, quiet seekers, coal collectors, off-road vehicle drivers, kayakers, paddle boarders, fat-tire bikers, picnickers, wave-watchers, painters, tide-poolers, birders, educational and recreational class attendees, and t...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:47pm

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