Homer Opinion

  • 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
  • Atz - Otto - Please come home. R.E. Ality (aka Jack Poster)...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:43am
  • I took to heart what Jerry Petryha said in his letter to the editor about allowing marijuana sales in Homer and how it will have a negative effect on our community. I have lived in Homer since 1975 and have seen the abuse of drugs escalate in our town. Spice, heroin, methamphetamine, yep, we have it...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:43am
  • Last week I was quoted by a local paper, regarding my comments on the cannabis issue, at the Homer City Council meeting. Sadly, only a few words of what I said were printed, which on their own communicate a different message than intended. First I was compelled to comment on the council’s request ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:40am
  • The words “Permanent Fund Dividend” or “PFD” should in no way enter any part of any conversation related to our state’s budget shortfalls. Period. They are totally unrelated. About 25 years or so ago the state was going through a major budget crisis. We told them then, now tell them again:...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:37am
  • You might be pleased to learn that the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club hosted its Kachemak Ski Marathon this past Saturday at Lookout Mountain Ski Trails. Three events were scheduled for the day:  a 13.7 kilometer tour, a 21 kilometer race, and a 42 kilometer race.  The events began and ended in ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:37am
  • We would like to thank the community of Homer for supporting the local youth. As you may have noticed, there have been colorful and creative Live Action Role Playing,  also known at LARP, events taking place.  This LARP group is open to all community members, but a large number are middle ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:36am
  • We can all be proud of Rep. Paul Seaton’s efforts to assure Alaska’s oil industry pays  a fair share of the budget shortfall our state is facing. Cuts to subsidies currently paid to oil companies as well as increased taxes and reduced tax credits are necessary to be sure that the burden of ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:36am
  • I strongly support construction of a new police station, minus the $1.297 million firing range. However, I oppose locating the new station at the HERC site unless the design team produces an acceptable conceptual plan for both the police station and a future fire station on this site.  ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:35am

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