Point of View

  • The summer of 2014 represented a different kind of summer for Alaska fishermen. While commercial halibut fishermen have had their catch limits reduced for a number of years, this year the reductions hit charter fishermen in Southcentral Alaska as well. ...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:53am
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP, or Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships, is a local process 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, environme...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:50am
  • Frank Mullen (Are we better prepared for a big Cook Inlet spill? in the Sept. 25 Homer News) accuses Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (RCAC), regulatory agencies and the Cook Inlet community of complacency in oil spill prevention and response, ironically, within the context of a multi-y...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:46am
  • Last week’s Monday Homer City Council meeting was an interesting one, with more discussion about the HERC building and the question of whether to lift or not lift deed restrictions as well as a “heads up” from the City Manager’s report that the Public Safety Building Review Commitee is honin...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:11pm
  • Steve Strait’s lawsuit against the state of Alaska’s approval of the Walker-Mallott no-party gubernatorial ticket will backfire on the Alaska Republican Party, or ARP. Strait and Frank McQueary, a financial supporter of the lawsuit, are among the chairman-appointees to the ARP executive committe...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:42pm
  • Since 1940 there has been a library in our community. Before 1978, the Homer Public Library was run by various community organizations, after that it was a city department and in 1979 a true library facility was built....

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:41pm
  • Crude oil tankers and non crude fuel barges transit Cook Inlet all year round, and no one is prepared for a “worse case” scenario oil spill in Cook Inlet. Subsequent to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, laws have been written, organizations created, and 25 years worth of meetings and stacks of pa...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:38pm
  • Though some try, it is absolute bunk by today’s Republicans to describe the Obama administration as having been on a spending spree, especially with the Administration stupidly having allowed itself to have been straight-jacketed by sequestration, which has imposed automatic spending limits....

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:20pm
  • (Editor’s Note: The following Point of View was submitted in response to one about the Fair Tax that ran in the Homer News Aug. 28.)  The “Fair Tax,” FT, is a fraud —  it is more wealth  redistribution, and a financial scam. In their...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:32pm
  • I taught math. I wasn’t good in math, but you want a teacher for whom math isn’t obvious. The textbook helped kids identify what they didn’t know. Then they asked other kids. They got points for asking, but big points for explanations. If they asked me, I’d explain ways I’d seen work for d...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:41pm

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