Homer Opinion

  • We would like to wish all our many friends and caregivers a happy holiday season. Thank you for all your kindness and friendship. Love to all,Jack and Mary Epperson...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:43am
  • I do not believe that food should be taxed all year. This is because sales tax is a regressive tax and places a larger burden on the disadvantaged, elderly and handicapped citizens. A regressive tax means the less income you have, the greater the percentage of your income goes to that tax and so the...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:42am
  • I support reinstatement of the year-around sales tax on nonprepared foods. I acknowledge that this is a regressive tax, but that is mitigated by the progressivity of the property tax. A broadbased sales tax is more equitable than targeted taxes in this community and allows the city to collect some r...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:42am
  • In regards to the reintroduction of city tax on food year round I have the following comments and perspective to share with you. First of all, in my opinion, food shouldn't be taxed anytime, ever. But especially in the winter, when people here are working with a tighter home budget because of fuel c...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:41am
  • There can be no words to express the great loss of the recent shooting tragedy. Some big debates on gun control will ensue, some will speak of evil in the world. Many will say mental illness funding is needed and it is true in some cases. ...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:40am
  • December 11, 2029, New San Franbaha, CA — Entitlement caused the thing.  Back in 2012, before the Cliff, entitlement was only a campaign whipping boy of the Reds. The trouble was that entitlement was also the state of mind among the wealthy; it was almost a uniform belief amo...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:38am
  • In memory of Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Rachel Davino, Olivia Engel, Josephine Gay, Ana M Marquez-Greene, Dylan Hockley, Dawn Hochsprung, Madeline F. Hsu, Catherine V. Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Jesse Lewis, James Mattioli, Grace McDonnell, Anne Marie Murphy, Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah P...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:37am
  • "Tell me about yourself."These four words can elevate your blood pressure, open your sweat glands and speed up your heart rate. For most of us, interviews cause stress, worry and trepidation. Fear of the unknown plays a role in that anxiety. To alleviate some of that stress, the juniors and seniors ...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:46am
  • As a Homeless Liaison for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's Students in Transition Program, I'd like to take a moment and thank the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown, Rotary District 5010, and the Homer Foundation for their outstanding contribution to the "Polars for Peeps" project. This pro...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:45am
  • Marine safety is a very fun yet educational class for us fishermen. It is very important to learn about all of the dangers that could occur on a fishing vessel. I just want to thank the instructors, Anna Ivy-Borland and Rick Peterson, for taking the time to come down to Voznesenka and teach marine s...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:45am

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