Homer Opinion

  • Much change has happened last eight years: The National Defense Authorization Act (sec.1021, Patriot Act, indefinite detention). The Citizens United ruling (corporations are people and allowed to buy Congress). The National ID act (you will need a passport to travel from some states to other states ...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 9:36am
  • Brothers and sisters, global warming is real. Our lives and the lives of today’s children and their children are in danger. The oceans are dying. Thousands, if not millions, of people will die because of global warming if we do nothing to stop it. The good news is that we can do something to stop ...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 9:34am
  • Thank you for the wonderful article of the Whirling Rainbow Foundation’s “Holy Ground” CD Release Concert in the Jan. 7 edition. We were thrilled to have Homer residents step into our performance with their musical talent just a few days prior to the event. Thanks to our great community....

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 9:34am
  • Behold, Micciche the Magnificent. For his latest trick, Sen. Peter Micciche pre-filed SB 120, a measure guaranteed to turn that frown upside down for the Jerry Prevo gay-bashing crowd while infuriating just about everyone else who has any compassion for our LGBT brothers and sisters.    Bu...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 9:33am
  • Another holiday season has passed and once again our Homer community looks forward to a new year. Though these types of letters have been consistent through the years, it remains ever worthy of redundancy. Once again the people and businesses of Homer have reflected the very essence of what Sha...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 9:32am
  • Kudos to Michael Armstrong for his story on the current situation with the death of murres. His article is much more informative and balanced than recent stories in the Anchorage paper and television news outlet reports.  You’re right — his article was well worth the cost of the paper. ...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 9:32am
  • How is it that the lousiest of ideas can always gather a fan club? Parking on the Homer Spit in the summer is already a nightmare, and now there’s an effort underway that will make the problem even worse by planting a gazebo where the old harbormaster building once stood.  The wizards in char...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 9:31am
  • 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

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