Homer Opinion

  • Both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are very-very scary people and today’s Banana Republican Congress is just as crazy. Banana Republicans have become incapable of democratic process. They seem to have become ever more incapable of yielding power. They have come to despise the word democratic; they hav...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 9:21am
  • March 29 I sat in a “town” meeting to hear the report of the Stroudmeyer leader who has worked with a Health Task Force representing the Kenai Peninsula. Why wasn’t this meeting announced sooner? Why was it held at 12:30-1 p.m. when most people were at work? I am so disappointed in that fact....

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 9:21am
  • Sarah was only 10 when she first began using drugs. Born into a family of abusive addicts she had started with pills mostly, downers, and then coke, meth, xanax. By the time she was a teen, Sarah had become an avid user of narcotics. After being arrested following a high that brought her near death,...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:45pm
  • Editor’s Note: Freshmen students in Sean Campbell’s class at Homer High School have been writing opinion pieces. The Homer News plans to publish several over the next few weeks. Here are two. Doesn’t it stink how life isn’t fair sometimes? How few have ever...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:43pm
  • I was 10 when I was first introduced to the concept of “paying it forward.” It started in 1954 with my uncle, Owen Jander, who was a conscientious objector and was sent to Germany. A year later Owen was sent to Jordan. In both places Owen experienced post-World War II hatred of Americans.&n...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:41pm
  • T hank you to the Homer News for providing me the opportunity and space for my commentary about the opioid problem facing our community.  Thank you also to the many community members who have shared their stories with me as this conversation becomes more public....

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:38pm
  • Last year our school, Homer Flex High School, received a grant from the Homer Farmers Market to fund our garden. With this money we were able to purchase soil amendments, planting supplies, and garden tools.  During last spring over half our student population participated in planting seed star...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:37pm
  • The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club (HYSOC) believes that kids inspire kids. HYSOC would like to thank the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) and their generous donors and the Sheldon Youth to Youth Fund for believing in our mission.   We received a $500 grant to purchase mus...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:34pm
  • Editor’s Note: Freshmen students in Sean Campbell’s class at Homer High School have been writing opinion pieces. The Homer News plans to publish several over the next few weeks. Here’s a sample. Antonin Scalia’s death has already turned purely political.   Mere hours after Scal...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:48am
  • Last week I shared my concern about the rising use of heroin and other opioids in our community, and how we can do more to prevent the onset of their use. This installment addresses the need to understand and support treatment for those persons already dependent on or addicted to these substances.&n...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:46am

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