Homer Opinion

  • Yes on Ballot Measure 1. If big oil puts $10 million into advertising to trick you and buy your votes, historically they’ll succeed. If the vote is close, the usual voter fraud will kick in. They’ll tell you they’ll put a few more drops of oil in the pipeline and make a lot of jobs, but they a...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:59pm
  • Mead Treadwell recently endorsed the national sales tax at a debate. This national tax would have a major negative impact on Alaska, and Treadwell’s support for it raises serious questions about his judgment....

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:53pm
  • My family and I recently had the honor and pleasure of hosting Joe Miller and some of his crew when they came to Homer for the debate with Mead Treadwell and Dan Sullivan. I have long supported Joe and agree with just about all of his policies and positions.  After getting to know him over the ...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:51pm
  • In November we have the chance to replace a liberal senator who supports the agenda of Barack Obama nearly all the time.  We are hearing good things from  the three men seeking the Republican nomination to run against Sen. Begich. They are  all presenting themselves as pro-life conser...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:51pm
  • It’s time for a little perspective. A man once bought a block of land. On it, he built nice house, but nothing special. He invested in that house and built a family around it and gradually rebuilt the walls and windows, replaced the carpets, made general upgrades. He made those upgrades for the sa...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:30pm
  • “I was waiting for a bus in Philadelphia along with about a dozen others. There was this altercation happening, and all of us there at the bus stop chose to ignore it, including me. I realize looking back on it that collectively, we had created a culture of doing nothing.” Sue Rennolds told this...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:22pm
  • The governor has the ability to veto any bill he does not think is in the best interest of the state. The people also have the veto through a difficult petition and election process as seen in Ballot Measure 1. Although we would default to the prior tax system, ACES, a citizen “veto” of Senate B...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:22pm
  • More and more pink flags are being raised as we lead up to Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic’s 20th Annual Breast Cancer Run and Ride at Mariner Park on Sunday, Aug. 10. Each flag you see at local homes and businesses demonstrates commitment to helping women here in our community access breast c...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:15pm
  • There are no “Poop Fairies” in Homer, Alaska, but just as in Santa Cruz, California, where this sign is the campaign centerpiece, people need to clean up after their dogs.  As the sign says, there are good reasons to scoop your dog’s poop. Dog feces spread harmful bacteria, can pollute ou...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:15pm
  • On July 16,  my husband and I, who are extremely interested in all things political, attended the Republican Senate candidates’ debate at Land’s End.    Any chance we have to learn more about the candidates who want to represent us in Congress is an opportunity we won’t pass up....

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:13pm

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