Homer Opinion

  • Propositions on the Oct. 1 ballot will give voters plenty of opportunity to show what they really think about government. Friend or foe? Those who think government has become a big, unwieldy, unthinking machine likely will show that by: •Voting “yes” to repeal Homer’s plastic bag ban. •Vot...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:07pm
  • Here, in the Juneau Empire newsroom, we all remember where we were 12 years ago when the World Trade Center was attacked. Some were trudging across a college campus, only to find their classes empty and classmates huddled around television screens. Others were roused early out of bed, then off to wo...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:06am
  • Did you notice? The city’s wish list has a gaping hole. For the last four years a Homer Education and Recreational Center has made it onto Homer’s Capital Improvements Projects list. Where is it this year? What are we doing about this?  When speaking to Homer City Council members and city e...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:04am
  • To help Syrians, to protect them, to bring them “democracy” and for the world’s safety, we need to bomb their infrastructure back to the stone age with collateral murder....

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:02am
  • When the city of Homer passed the single-use bag ban I did my best cartwheel.   Oh the sweet victory of common sense legislation, of indisputable action. I  wasn’t shocked that our town leaders would pass a landmark law. I beamed with pride knowing that Homer is, yet again, the progressi...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:01am
  • Even in the busy summer months, the generosity of our community continues to be displayed here at  the Homer Community Food Pantry. We have been blessed with generous donations of frozen fish and absolutely green vegetables from local gardeners who planted a row of vegetables for us. St. August...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:01am
  • There are good reasons for Gov. Sean Parnell to proclaim September 2013 “Vulnerable Adult Awareness” month. Alaska has the fastest growing senior population in the nation. Reports of harm to Adult Protective Services have risen 183 percent in the last five years. The Office of the Long Term Care...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:00am
  • I was disappointed that the Homer City Council deleted the Community Rec Center off  the city’s CIP list. It makes me realize that the city leadership continues to undervalue the role recreation plays in the  health and economics or our  community. ...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:00am
  • With the Homer City Council approving its 2014 capital improvement projects priority list and four campaigns for two city council seats getting underway, we’re reminded of a book we read a few years ago, “Thirteen Ways to Kill Your Community.” It was written by Doug Griffiths, a rural Western ...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 7:59am
  • We often hear about climate warming and melting arctic sea ice in the news, but have you ever wondered what effect climate change is having on our oceans? ...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 6:39am

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