Homer Opinion

  • According to the Begich campaign, among Dan Sullivan’s greatest sins is that he isn’t from Alaska. Since when do you have to be born in Alaska to hold a public office?  How long did Hillary Clinton live in New York before her  election to the U.S. Senate for that state? But I digress. ...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:32pm
  • In a recent TV ad, Dan Sullivan shamelessly tries to claim to have helped teachers by saving their retirement system. This is a huge stretch. He did nothing to help teachers individually. Not one teacher retirement check changed as a result of Dan Sullivan’s actions. His absurdly low settlement in...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:30pm
  • On behalf of my mom, Pamela Lott, I would just like to say thank you to all  the EMTs, Trooper Probst, that came to help on that sad day. Thank you to Dr....

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:29pm
  • The Friends of the Homer Public Library sincerely regrets the loss of one of our board members, Frank Vondersaar.  Frank was a man of deeply held political convictions, which he often expressed in letters to this newspaper. But those of us involved with the library saw a softer side. He was a k...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:28pm
  • As I follow the media coverage of the proposed U.S. intervention in the Middle East, I can’t help but remember back to the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. At this time, debate filled the news — should we or should we not invade Iraq? Is this right or wrong?...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:26pm
  • I haven’t smoked marijuana in a long time. When someone passes me a pipe, I decline and say, I’ve already smoked my share. Even so, I support the legalization of pot.I do enjoy a craft beer, a glass of wine, an occasional brandy, or my summertime gin and tonic. It’s a good thing, most will agr...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:25pm
  • I don’t believe many people realize that the city is proposing to allow helicopter facilities in the commercial lands along Kachemak Drive, in the Marine Industrial land out on the Spit, and in the Bridge Creek Watershed Protection District....

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:24pm
  • Outrage over assault dismissalBorn and raised in Homer, I found myself fortunate to have grown up in a loving, supportive, SAFE community which advocates for others and always held individuals accountable. However, disgust, shock, and rage are three words coming to mind when I think about the recent...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:22pm
  • Though some try, it is absolute bunk by today’s Republicans to describe the Obama administration as having been on a spending spree, especially with the Administration stupidly having allowed itself to have been straight-jacketed by sequestration, which has imposed automatic spending limits....

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:20pm
  • (Editor’s Note: The following Point of View was submitted in response to one about the Fair Tax that ran in the Homer News Aug. 28.)  The “Fair Tax,” FT, is a fraud —  it is more wealth  redistribution, and a financial scam. In their...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 1:32pm

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