Homer Opinion

  • With the volatility of the state budget, the last several weeks for nonprofits has been rough. We are experiencing first hand a concept of  entering into an “Age of Uncertainty.” With so many of us dependent on state dollars, the city of Homer Grants Program administered by the Homer  ...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:05am
  • I would like to thank those who assisted my wife and I on June 23.  My wife had collapsed on the side of the road going up to the museum. Two four-wheel drives stopped and offered help. One with “Dave,” I believe, and his daughter got us into his pickup and drove us to the emergency departm...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:04am
  • Back-to-school preparation begins now, and an important part of that is making sure your child’s health is in tip-top shape for the busy year ahead. It is important for parents and guardians to know about the following requirements of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District: An Entrance Physic...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:04am
  • 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

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