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  • Truth is one of the first casualties of war, and in Alaska, truth was the first casualty of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Does it matter if we know how much spilled? Eleven million gallons was an intentional lie; the Exxon Valdez actually spilled about 30 million gallons....

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:24pm
  • Mark Hamilton, president of the Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) recently opined that the Board of Fish (BOF) meetings had produced a “clear victory for Kenai kings.” I disagree, and believe that any objective person would disagree as well....

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:49pm
  • The Senate Resources Committee is holding hearings this week on House Bill 77.  HB 77 is Gov. Sean Parnell’s grab bag of anti-salmon, anti-democracy rollbacks that grants new super powers to our state government while stripping away our rights as Alaskans to protect our fish and game resource...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:49pm
  • As one of the original Homer community members who worked to have Kachemak Bay selected as the first National Estuarine Research Reserve in the state of Alaska, I strongly urge the Legislature to reinstate the $175,000 in funding that was deleted from the budget for the Kachemak Bay National Estuari...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:48pm
  • Budget cuts recently requested by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will close the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. Of course that’s not the way ADF&G would prefer to say it, but that’s the reality....

    Thu, 03/06/2014 - 12:41pm
  • Recently I was interviewed by Homer News concerning the Asaiah  sculpture debate. As one of a small group of friends who cared for Asaiah’s body, interred him and was privy to his last wishes, I thought it was important to repeat what I was told by him at the end of his life and was not just ...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:09am
  • The Board of Fisheries has been meeting in Anchorage recently with their focus on Upper Cook Inlet fisheries management.  I was there for most of it, as I have been for nearly 40 years. Remember long ago when the Marlboro man advertised the benefits of smoking?  Many of you are too young f...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:07am
  • In Alaska, and more recently, in Homer, we frequently here the mantra we’re “open for business.”  The intent of course is to present a business-friendly face to potential investors so our community can reap the promised benefits of jobs and contracts such businesses might bring.   Bu...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:27am
  • Editor’s Note: As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the Homer News has asked former “Newsies” to reminisce about their time at the newspaper and some of the top stories of the day.  In the second such piece, Tom Kizzia, former m...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:16pm
  • It was mentioned at a recent Homer City Council meeting that some of our young people need to know just who brother Asaiah was, and that others might forget. Brother Asaiah, a one-time member of WKFL, donated the former organization’s property to the city of Homer for a park. I believe he requeste...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:13pm

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