Homer Opinion

  • People all over Alaska are talking about the brain drain and how to pass the torch to the next generation. Emerging young leaders are furthering our education, establishing our careers, opening businesses and starting families....

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 3:56pm
  • (Editor’s Note: Homer High School student Zoe Storey writes that she recently found herself frustrated with the teen talk of the September assault and wanted to write a fictional story that displayed a way someone could speak up for their peers in a subtle ye...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 3:38pm
  • Homer Little League would like to sincerely thank the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee for the $800 grant awarded last year toward the purchase of a new portable batting cage for our little leaguers. Former HLL president Mike Hayes has such a passion for sharing the game of baseball wit...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 5:12pm
  • Cause for celebration: Best Beginnings has been fully funded for another year. I would like to send out thanks to the parents and children who picketed and to those who gave testimony to the Finance Committee. You impressed upon them the importance of early childhood education and family support pro...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 5:11pm
  • Juneau’s conservative message is cut government spending. And it was never louder than in the Reagan years  when the President signed a bill into law that said, essentially, “No person shall serve more than 10 years in a federal prison for a non-violent crime.”   Soon every city in t...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 5:11pm
  • Ballots for the Homer Electric Association Board of Directors election were mailed to HEA members on April 1. Please don’t throw yours in the trash. Decisions made by the HEA board determine much more than our electric rates. The types and location of generation, transmission and distribution proj...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 5:10pm
  •  (Editor’s Note: April  is STD Awareness Month and this week is Public Health Week.)  You might have seen the headlines — year after year Alaska is ranked  No. 1 for chlamydia. In fact, Alaska continuously ranks at or near the top w...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 5:10pm
  • I can always tell when spring is skulking behind the mountains across the bay. First, a pitiful glimmer floats below the backside of the peaks glowing like a TV Special 2-4-1 LED lantern whose batteries are dying faster than its half-day warranty. ...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 5:08pm
  • Next time you’re tempted to whine about how much you pay in taxes, you might reconsider with this information: “Tax Freedom Day” for Alaskans falls on Saturday this year. For most Americans, the date is April 18. And for the unlucky folks who live in Connecticut the day doesn’t arrive until ...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 5:07pm
  • While it was instructive to read our mayor declare in these pages that Homer is open for business, the descriptive comments made by our town’s putative leader as to our economic future left this reader with many concerns. ...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 4:22pm

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