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  • Across Alaska, front yards, car bumpers and jacket lapels are shedding campaign signs, stickers and pins. Air waves, newspapers and social media are focusing again on other aspects of our diverse but connected lives.  The heated partisan rhetoric and rancorous debate that dominated these long m...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:45am
  • M y husband and I moved to Homer a year ago. The breathtaking (almost literally) beauty, clean air, and laid-back atmosphere enticed us, and as we’ve become more involved in the community we’ve been especially impressed by the level of support for nonprofits and how Homerites rally around almost...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:40am
  • I’m not sure what it is about this time of year that puts me into a mood that my wife refers to as my “Grump Month” but it has happened every year since I spotted my first gray nose hair. It’s not an aging thing, trust me. I’ve accepted that aggravating process with the grace of a moderate...

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:53am
  • Recent letters to the editor regarding the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) make it very apparent that too many individuals are basing their opinions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on what they want to think the ACA is and what it does. ...

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:48am
  • Dick Stingley wrote an interesting response to a letter I wrote in which I was extremely thankful for having signed up for affordable health care. I think maybe he got a little confused. I didn’t really take a few trips a year for the last 40 years because of Obama Care, I only signed up for it a ...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:18pm
  • I  comment on Homer City Councilman Beau Burgess’s words at the Oct. 27 council meeting. At this meeting, the council voted to take from the Homer community the property at Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue to build a public safety building and jail. ...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:49pm
  • In light of our community’s tremendous need for indoor recreational space and the city’s recent decision to designate the HERC (Homer Education and Recreation Complex) building as the site for a new Public Safety Building, it’s time to think outside the HERC, Homer. Let’s collectively go for...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:44pm
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP (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, educational...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:39pm
  • I’ve been an Alaskan resident for 47 years and I’m very worried about our beautiful state and its citizens. Rights of Alaska citizens have been seriously eroded by Gov. Sean Parnell and his administration. They are systematically reducing and eliminating public involvement in major governmental ...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:30pm
  • If the smell of a fresh caught Salmon  in the last moments of its focused taking  registered, and returned,  in memory and senses as you read this  Please Vote Fish    If the act of catching Salmon,  however the method  leaves you with a certain, and active jo...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:27pm

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