Homer Opinion

  • There is a tradition in this country, and this state, of a certain group of people believing that they know better than the general population what is best for all, particularly when it comes to intoxicants and private recreation. Prohibition gave us the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:41am
  • Myself, I’m all up for an American Jewish socialist as president. It’d be a second crack at making America exceptional again. President Barack Hussein Obama had his crack at American Exceptionalism and blew it. Unfortunately, he never realized the significance, the power of his moment....

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:40pm
  • The Homer Playground Project got started when a group of people — mostly mothers (some with children in tow), a couple of city staff people, and a few folks dedicated to recreation in the Homer community — met at the playground in Karen Hornaday Park in late spring 2011. At the time, yellow CAUT...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:38pm
  • Not a day goes by without Alaska’s fiscal problems making the news. Whether cuts to public services, talk of new revenues, or a downgrade of the state’s creditworthiness, it’s hard to escape the numbers.  With 737,000 people spread over 663,000 square miles, sub-$30 oil, and a pipeline th...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:37pm
  • The Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault supports the work of Alaska’s domestic violence and sexual assault shelters and violence prevention efforts statewide. To do that, the council has engaged a wide range of programs to make a difference, from sponsoring the Green Dot Alaska progr...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:35pm
  • 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, 02/04/2016 - 10:38am
  • Thanks to the generous donations of American Legion General Buckner Post 16 to Homer Homemakers FCE for the past few years, the club has been able to expand its outreach to families in the Homer area. Prior to receiving funding from Post 16, the club provided Raise-a-Reader packets to those parents ...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:20am
  • About two weeks before Christmas, my 99-year-old mother Nadine Pence was at Safeway admiring the poinsettias. As she was buying her groceries, a woman who she did not know gave her a beautiful poinsettia. I would like to thank this woman for her kindness. My mother is still enjoying the beautiful pl...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:20am
  • I went to Eva Saulitis’s tribute this past Friday and walked away filled with delicacy and beauty, realizing she was one of this country’s great-great writers. I was stunned. Going home words of Nikos Kazantzakis swirled in my head: “We come from a dark abyss and we end in a dark abyss, and we...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:20am
  • Concerning the planned Boat House on the Homer Spit, a few questions come to mind:  1. When there is already a high demand for such limited parking, how can six more spaces be found when the easiest and most tangible location would be occupied by a 45-by-35-foot building — used primarily for ...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:19am

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