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  • By now, most of you know we have a budget challenge: Over the past two years, Alaska’s oil revenue has plummeted by 88 percent, mainly due to a sharp drop in oil prices. We’ve cut the budget from $8 billion in 2012 to $4.8 billion. Despite these reductions, our deficit amounts to more than half ...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:27am
  • It is amazing how quickly fall slides into the end of the year. And what a year we’ve had. We want to mention as many contributors as possible.  In September, the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members and staff teamed up with the Alaska USA Foundation to conduct the “Cash for Cans” fund...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 9:41am
  • As the executive director of the Homer based Whirling Rainbow Foundation non-profit organization on culture and the arts, I wanted to share my input on the Burning Basket Project and the events I witnessed in the courtroom on Dec. 17, 2015. As an international artist and teacher, I have traveled nea...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 9:39am
  • What books did you read last year? Were they fiction or nonfiction? Did you read any poetry collections or perhaps a memoir? Do you have a new favorite author?  Most of the books I chose to read in 2015 were from the Homer Public Library’s 15 in ’15 list compiled by the library staff at the...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 9:47am
  • 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

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