Homer Opinion

  • Thank you, Rep. Paul Seaton, for sponsoring HB182 which would bring back a state income tax in Alaska. We can only cut so much from the budget without causing serious, even irreparable harm. As oil revenue shrivels, due to low crude prices perhaps compounded by recent legislation, we must find new r...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:42pm
  • After reviewing the Republican-controlled, House-proposed state budget cuts in regard to children, the poor and seniors, it is abundantly clear that any reasonable person using diligence and discretion would conclude that the Republicans in Juneau are clearly the rats which lay within the bilge of A...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:21pm
  • The Kachemak Cannabis Coalition cordially invites you to attend our meetings. Our mission is simple: education about cannabis. We gather every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Homer Vocation Library, 158 W. Pioneer Ave., Suite C (across the street from Don Jose’s).  (We no longer meet a...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:20pm
  • On Saturday evening, March 21, we were enjoying a dinner at Land’s End. Before we were done, we were told that “someone” had paid our entire bill. We were so touched and want to express our deepest thanks to you, although we don’t know who you are. Your kindness and generosity really overwhe...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:20pm
  • If anyone else believes the Emergency Warning System tests are inadequate, it would serve the public if you would advise the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. They get very little feedback, partly, I suppose, because people simply turn down, or off, the radio and ignore ...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:19pm
  • An open letter to Alaska Governor Bill Walker: There has been quite a bit of discussion in recent weeks about your actions in changing the membership of the Alaska Board of Fish. You are to be commended for viewing this as an important aspect of your job as our new governor.  I...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:18pm
  • The Rotary Clubs of Homer Downtown and Homer Kachemak Bay will hold a free, two-hour suicide-prevention training program on April 22, for anybody in the community who wants to attend. Suicide is a scourge in Alaska.  Our state is consistently among the top five in the country for having a high ...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:17pm
  • What a thin line there is between “civilized” human behavior and the behavior of animals. And how easily that line is erased with the over consumption of alcohol which can result in despicable mob behavior.  I’m referring to the uncivilized, irresponsible, insensitive action at a teenage ...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:14pm
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP,  Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships, is a local coalition that aims to use and build upon our strengths to improve our individual, family, and community health. Health is defined broadly to include cultural, economic, e...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:13pm
  • You may have noticed that the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank (KPFB) is sending out donation requests of late.  Homer Community Food Pantry (HCFP) has received several calls asking, “How does this donation benefit you?”  We receive no money from them. Donating to them is your decision. As du...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:11pm

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