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  • 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
  • The Homer Playground Project got started when a group of people — mostly mothers (some with children in tow), a couple of city staff people, and a few folks dedicated to recreation in the Homer community — met at the playground in Karen Hornaday Park in late spring 2011. At the time, yellow CAUT...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:38pm
  • Not a day goes by without Alaska’s fiscal problems making the news. Whether cuts to public services, talk of new revenues, or a downgrade of the state’s creditworthiness, it’s hard to escape the numbers.  With 737,000 people spread over 663,000 square miles, sub-$30 oil, and a pipeline th...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:37pm
  • The Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault supports the work of Alaska’s domestic violence and sexual assault shelters and violence prevention efforts statewide. To do that, the council has engaged a wide range of programs to make a difference, from sponsoring the Green Dot Alaska progr...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:35pm

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