Homer Opinion

  • A recent study out of Princeton University found we no longer live in a democracy. According to the authors, “[t]he central point that emerges from our research is that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government poli...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:49am
  • As you are out and about during this unusual winter, a clipboard-wielding stranger might approach you and ask if you want to save king salmon. Don’t be fooled. The petition being peddled by professional signature collectors throughout the state won’t save Alaska’s iconic king salmon. In fact, ...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:48am
  • The Wise Family would like to thank everyone for the wonderful turnout for the memorial service and all the help and sympathy extended to our family as we honored and celebrated the life of Frank M. Wise. He was a wonderful man who touched many lives over the years and will be sorely missed in our l...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:41am
  • There  have been so many times that Maritime Helicopters has been transportation for our children’s parties that we really feel that they should get some well deserved recognition. If it is Santa Claus and his elves or the Easter Bunny and (her) helpers, the Fell family has always been there ...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:41am
  • Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic would like to thank the Anchor Point Senior Center for allowing us to hold a free “Get Covered” health insurance sign-up event at their facility. Our certified application counselors were available to answer questions, help individuals register for health insu...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:41am
  • Halibut has been an important part of my 35 years of Alaska experience. From longlining to charter fishing, and finally now as a personal use fisherman, halibut is a staple for my entire family. Those of us that depend on the Gulf of Alaska for our halibut must realize that the Bering Sea is a nurse...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:40am
  • I first began commercial fishing for halibut along the Aleutian Chain and Bering Sea in 2002. The Aleutian Islands are an incredibly wild and beautiful place to make a living.  The halibut we often saw were averaging 100 pounds and we had several trips of 30,000 to 40,000 pounds caught in just ...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:40am
  • I find it odd that Gov. Bill Walker is so willing to deplete our state savings when he himself has stated “for the first time in state history, we are making less than zero from a tax meant to compensate Alaska” and “giving away more in tax breaks than we collect is irresponsible, and it’s u...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:40am
  • Loved the 50th Anniversary issue of the Homer News. What a huge job, to go through all the old papers and print that wonderful history. It was a book. It was fantastic....

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:39am
  • Dear Alaskans and Beyond,...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:38am

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