Homer Opinion

  • The words “Permanent Fund Dividend” or “PFD” should in no way enter any part of any conversation related to our state’s budget shortfalls. Period. They are totally unrelated. About 25 years or so ago the state was going through a major budget crisis. We told them then, now tell them again:...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:37am
  • You might be pleased to learn that the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club hosted its Kachemak Ski Marathon this past Saturday at Lookout Mountain Ski Trails. Three events were scheduled for the day:  a 13.7 kilometer tour, a 21 kilometer race, and a 42 kilometer race.  The events began and ended in ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:37am
  • We would like to thank the community of Homer for supporting the local youth. As you may have noticed, there have been colorful and creative Live Action Role Playing,  also known at LARP, events taking place.  This LARP group is open to all community members, but a large number are middle ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:36am
  • We can all be proud of Rep. Paul Seaton’s efforts to assure Alaska’s oil industry pays  a fair share of the budget shortfall our state is facing. Cuts to subsidies currently paid to oil companies as well as increased taxes and reduced tax credits are necessary to be sure that the burden of ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:36am
  • I strongly support construction of a new police station, minus the $1.297 million firing range. However, I oppose locating the new station at the HERC site unless the design team produces an acceptable conceptual plan for both the police station and a future fire station on this site.  ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:35am
  • We need to talk. Often those words announce a difficult but necessary conversation among partners, families or friends about the health of their relationship. Today I use them to start such a conversation among neighbors about the health of our community....

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:41am
  • S ome have come to describe, in the Middle East, a mindset of absolute intolerance they call Islamo-fascists, but never did I think I’d see come to pass the capture of the moral imagination of so many in our country by what can only be described as Republic-cono Fascist, particularly and ironicall...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:39am
  • I am disturbed by a trend in our current political climate: Elected officials repeatedly disregarding the expressed will of the people.   We live in a community that is enclosed in layers of governments, one encasing another, like Russian dolls. On the local level, we have a city government tha...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:37am
  • Two years after the Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that closely held for-profit companies do not have to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage requirement if the company’s owners have moral or religious objections, this important health benefit is going back...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:36am
  • To the good Samaritans in the Safeway parking lot on Friday evening, Feb. 26: Michelle, Kien Wilkenson, the young man in the brown sweatshirt, Julie and Don and any others I may have missed. I hope you know how your caring helped to reaffirm the true existence and impact of the kindness of stra...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:34am

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