Homer Opinion

  • Homer’s own improvisational group, Fresh Produce 2.0, recently donated to young people at the R.E.C. Room. These donation funds will provide support to teens struggling with homelessness. One way our community will benefit in the very near future from parts of these funds is the public showing of ...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:29pm
  • Is it ethical to tax our food?   I don’t think so. Vote “yes” on Proposition No. 1 to abolish the food tax.Let’s not be sheep! Julie Carlson...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:28pm
  •    In ancient times not all people had ovens in their homes. Small villages had communal ovens lit on a schedule where everyone brought their bread ready to bake. While the loaves were in the oven folks caught up on news of the day and checked in on one another. ...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:34pm
  • T he 12th annual enactment of the Burning Basket interactive, impermanent art was a brilliant success. A giant intricately woven basket and labyrinth were created by people of all ages. Nearly 100 hours were donated to gather materials and to build the installations, with over 30 people participatin...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:29pm
  • At the Homer Farmers Market last weekend, I got into a conversation with an old friend I don’t see near often enough, which set me to walking down the road thinking about the coming and goings of our lives and of Sue Gibson’s recent passage. I went home and opened the “Reflections” of an old...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:27pm
  • I don’t know about you, but as for me, I am fed up with our socialist city council. Budget time — isn’t it great? —  and we are getting the same song and dance as last year from our socialist council members.  We have a budget shortfall so we need to raise your taxes or raise fees ...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:25pm
  • I encourage the city to separate the new public safety building into two facilities, build the police station as soon as practical, and delay completing the design and construction of the fire station for five to eight years. We need a new police station immediately. The fire station is still servic...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:25pm
  • We’ve grown so accustomed to reading about federal and state government deficit spending that people’s eyes start to glaze over when the talk turns to Homer’s own budget dilemma. As civic leaders ask us for solutions we end up with so many opinions that it’s hard to know where to begin. In t...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:05am
  • As water becomes more of valuable commodity in the United States, competition between public and private uses for this resource is heating up. This has caused a disturbing trend in governmental sector which seems to be succumbing to political pressure to side more often with corporate interest wishi...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 7:48am
  • The Friends of the Homer Library (FHL) has been around for about 35 years.  And yet, our relationship to the City and the library is often misunderstood.  ...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 7:45am

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