Homer Opinion

  • I have been thinking about Homer’s financial situation and I think I have come up with some possible solutions rather than taxing food. Food is a necessity and I feel that the food tax is unfair to a large part of our community.  Many people are struggling to make it from paycheck to paycheck...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:03am
  • When the Defense Department says they do not kill fish, this is a  half-truth. The U.S. military is the largest consumer of fuel on the planet. Ninety-three percent of the U.S. government’s fuel use is by the Department of Defense.  The military consumes more electricity than Denmark, bu...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:02am
  • Editor’s Note: This letter has been updated to include corrected numbers on the cost to residents of a public safety building as currently proposed. The Homer News ran an earlier version of the letter, but failed to update it with numbers provided by the author. The Homer News regrets the ...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:45pm
  • Last week, I sent a letter to the Legislative Budget & Audit (LB&A) Committee, giving members the required 45-day notice of my intention to accept additional federal and Mental Health Trust Fund Authority funds to expand Medicaid. Before signing the letter, I met with the LB&A chair to e...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:39am
  • Last week, I sent a letter to the Legislative Budget & Audit (LB&A) Committee, giving members the required 45-day notice of my intention to accept additional federal and Mental Health Trust Fund Authority funds to expand Medicaid. Before signing the letter, I met with the LB&A chair to e...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:39am
  • We have lived adjacent to Bishop’s Beach for 20 years, and cherish the beach every day.  Occasionally the beauty is jarred by the screams of speeding dirt bikes (which changes the flavor for a half mile in both directions) or a truck doing doughnuts (gotta be a lot of fun!).  ...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:32am
  • An obscure and controversial trade bill negotiated by the Obama Administration and pending in Congress poses a direct threat to our democracy and to Alaska’s sovereignty. Unfortunately, our two senators — Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan — recently voted to “fast track” the Trans- Pacific P...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:26am
  • We have waited to write this letter until we heard from the State Medical Examiner and knew the cause of Devin’s death. There have been numerous rumors floating around which is unfair, but human in nature.  Devin died of “ Cardiac Dysrhythmia of unclear etiology.” The toxicology report on...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:23am
  • Kachemak Heritage Land Trust would like to thank the Jack and Mary Lentfer Fund, a donor advised fund through the Homer Foundation, for the grant support we received to be used towards our Energy Efficient Upgrades. With their generous contribution, KHLT was able to purchase and install an on-demand...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:20am
  • Considering the turmoil in which our planet seems to be drowning, regardless of whether it is manmade or of natural causes, it might be a good time to make peace with God. It might be a good time to make peace with your neighbor, your children, anyone with whom you have conflict or harbor ill feelin...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:18am

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