Homer Opinion

  • Children reach adulthood when they realize that no, they can’t always have  everything they want. Some “grown-ups” stay children their whole lives.   “Freedom” is the code word they use when throwing a tantrum because they just  don’t like not getting to do whatever the he...

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:49am
  • Below are my personal views on two issues on the Oct. 1 ballot, based on my research and my years on both the school board and assembly.  ...

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:49am
  • Is it so horrible, really, to be inconvenienced by something that does so much good?  I walk to work every day. While on my pleasant stroll I often come across garbage, (which affects me like a festering sty) I cannot help but pick it up. In the recent past, that piece of eyesore was a plastic ...

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:42am
  • Last week, your editorial writer advocated voting to repeal the city’s plastic bag ban. The writer suggests that the question “isn’t about plastic bags” and hopes that “citizens doing what they should be doing without government prodding” will result with or without the ordinance in plac...

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:41am
  • Like many residents of the Lower Kenai Peninsula, I have sat in disbelieving anguish, as I read or talked with community members regarding the party last fall that left a young man victimized by his peers.   Recently Michael Armstrong of the Homer News wrote a piece asking the question: Is our ...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:22pm
  • The water was tranquil, with hardly a ripple as far as the eye could see.  Dad had gone around the corner in the boat while the rest of us stayed on the long gray gravel beach. He returned a short while later with the floating dock from our cabin in tow. He anchored it off shore about 20 feet. ...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:16pm
  • How perfectly idiotic for anyone to reduce the Syrian issue to making a mockery of our president’s name. Disagree if you want but as a board member of a nonprofit that receives money from the government, you might not want to stoop to mockery. Most of us learned in grade school not to mock people ...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:12pm
  • As Mariner football and soccer parents, past, present and future, we urge our neighbors and friends to get out and vote Oct. 1 in the borough election and support the school bond, which includes a turf athletic field for Homer High. Our football and soccer programs — both for high school and summe...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:09pm
  • Relative to your editorial of last week, I would like to add a fourteenth way to kill a community: It is when the local government chooses  administrative convenience over democratic process. ...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:08pm
  • There seems to be a group out there that is running on some kind of platform that  the city of Homer is anti-business. The best I can tell, this comes down to some of the biggest water users wanting others that use less water than they do to subsidize their water use like has been done for seve...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:07pm

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