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  • K enai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre has proposed the possibility of merging the hospitals on the peninsula. Perhaps this is what needs to be done. I’m not sure.  ...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 9:30am
  • Last week was historic for Alaska. Thanks to our state legislators, we took a significant step toward controlling our own destiny.  The Legislature held about two weeks of hearings to examine my proposal to buy out TransCanada’s interest, then almost unanimously approved my request to exercis...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 9:28am
  • 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, 11/05/2015 - 9:47am
  • I’m one of those offbeat types who enjoys the early morning hours where the eastern sky has yet to develop its personality and merely glows with a muted silver patina. It gives me time to have my first cup of fresh ground coffee before stepping out on the deck to inhale the scintillating breath of...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:44am
  • Last month I had a bitter-sweet experience, but mostly, it was beautiful. Buffeted by wind and rain kicked up by a mid-September storm, I took part in the gathering of over 200 friends and neighbors at Mavis Muller’s 12th annual Burning Basket celebration.  ...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 8:44am
  • Some years ago as I stood in the national archives building and read from the original copy of our Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, I could not help but reflect on Lincoln’s closing words in his Gettysburg address ”...and that government of  the people, by the people,...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 8:42am
  • I first ran for Homer City Council more than three years ago, because I wanted to put a simple idea to the test — Could an elected official be someone I could trust and respect and still get re-elected? Can a politician be transparent, clear on his position, approach each issue with regard for evi...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 8:41am
  • T oday, the House Select Committee on Benghazi is going to convene again, after 30 congressional committee hearings that have been held on the rampage in Benghazi, Libya, that left our ambassador and four other Americans dead in 2012. When the final report on Benghazi is completed, sometime in 2016,...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:53am
  • Homer’s eastern neighbor, Kachemak City, is a bit of an enigma to many folks at  our end of the Kenai Peninsula. It is a tiny, irregularly shaped city with one-tenth the population of Homer. It doesn’t even have its own zip code.   What it does have, though, is a long history, longer b...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:50am
  • I was recently reading an essay “Solitude and Leadership” by William Dersiewiez. He had delivered a speech to a plebe class at the United States Military Academy at West Point in October 2009. ...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:46am

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