Homer Opinion

  • The referendum to repeal Alaska’s new oil tax legislation gives citizens the power to decide what is good for Alaska. It challenges us to make a simple choice about a complex issue where facts are scarce and arguments are many.  But arguments without facts are opinions, and opinions are based...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:08pm
  • Ballot Measure 1 is a divisive and complex issue.   Much confusion has been generated and I’ve been asked by many friends, “How am I supposed to vote?”  It’s really not for me to tell you how to vote, but I’m glad to tell you how I’m going to vote. I’m going to vote “yes,...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:06pm
  • The Kachemak Swim Club publicly thanks and recognizes Homer’s American Legion Post 16 and the Sons of the American Legion for their generous respective contributions. Their sponsorship helped us host an Olympian-led clinic that not only instructed the more than 70 young swimmers in attendance in s...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:05pm
  • Thanks for this year’s success must go to those who gave so freely of their time to ensure that all of our visiting gardeners had a memorable experience.     Homer Garden Club members serve in several capacities: garden hosts-hostesses, paper folders, photo copiers, brochure and poster d...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:05pm
  • I attempted to vote on Friday as I am going out of town and will not be able to vote here locally. Upon arriving at the Homer City Hall I was given an absentee ballot with no Republicans on it, only all the other parties. In this election, my choice for senator was a Republican candidate who would b...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:04pm
  • The United States today is not the free nation it was, even 10 years ago. Although the slow decline of the broad liberties Americans have long held has been going on for decades, it has accelerated enough in the last few years that ordinary people are feeling it close to home....

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:03pm
  • I was not in attendance at one of the recent debates about Prop 1 (oil taxation) but I saw part of it later. Someone asked the question “why is big oil spending 13 million dollars in a media blitz trying to convince us to vote No on One?” The response: “the oil companies are simply trying ...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:03pm
  • Former legislator and Halibut Cove resident Clem Tillion wrote a “spot-on” editorial for the Alaska Dispatch News Aug.10. I agree that ACES does need adjusting to best serve Alaska’s long term interests and that a “no” vote is not the way to achieve it....

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:03pm
  • I agree with Carrie Reed’s excellent letter of Aug. 7: Vote for Byron Mallott who worked successfully on financial affairs for the state of Alaska, including the permanent fund, for both Republican and Democratic governors. Today, Alaska has shortfalls in retirement funds and inadequately fun...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:02pm
  • If you don’t have Tuesday, Aug. 19, marked on your calendar as a big day, you’ve been spending too much time fishing; you’ve been out of state for too long; or you never read a newspaper, listen to the radio or TV, or browse the Internet. Two big things are happening next Tuesday: 1.It’s the...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:02pm

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