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  • 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, 01/07/2016 - 9:43am
  • With just a couple weeks to go until the next legislative session begins, Alaska’s elected officials have a hefty to-do list. In no particular order, here it is: • Restructuring the Permanent Fund earnings in order to use a portion to pay for state government, and possibly reducing the annual ci...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 9:41am
  • I thought I had my ducks somewhat in a row before I became a mother. Apparently, I don’t even have ducks but a menagerie of birds that can be erratic in their behavior, to say the least. ...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 9:43am
  • Editor’s Note: Annie Rosenthal worked as an intern/staff writer at the Homer News from September through December on a gap year between high school and college. She plans to pursue a career in journalism.  ...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 9:41am
  • Alas, state regulators have wrapped up the marijuana regulation-making process and the regulations are now heading to the Department of Law for review. From there Lt. Gov. Byron Mallot will review them and sign or not sign them into law.  Now, local communities are working out their local canna...

    Tue, 12/22/2015 - 10:42am
  • 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, 12/03/2015 - 9:50am
  • T wenty years ago, a group of concerned Alaskans decided enough was enough. They were fed-up with toxic pollution in Cook Inlet, so they brought Clean Water Act claims against the oil and gas corporations for more than 4,200 illegal dumping violations. And they won.  Then, they formed Cook Inle...

    Thu, 12/03/2015 - 9:47am
  • A few weeks ago, I found myself trapped for 12 days in a hospital in Seattle, receiving “top-notch care” for an emergency complication of late-stage breast cancer, longing only to get home. The doctors in Seattle were nervous to release me to “the middle of nowhere.” Everything in me de...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:33am
  • I was 5 the first time I flew to Alaska by myself to visit my dad. We drove the impossibly long road to Homer, and when we arrived I was sure we were in the wrong place.  In my absence a real grocery store had been built, roads were paved, and everything seemed somehow bigger. Every summer ther...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:31am
  • Somehow our local young people need to find the energy and time to understand and say “no” —  to the spending habits of city government. It’s become like an adolescent boy that never grows up. It will just keep eating everything and ballooning and then start whining and blaming you when...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:42am

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