Homer Opinion

  • Now that the prospect of a roundabout at the corner of Main and the Sterling Highway is coming closer to reality I decided to do some online research about the safety of roundabouts compared to traffic signals. It's not that I don't trust our public officials ... oh yeah ... it is that I don't trust...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:40pm
  • Sen. Mark Begich deserves a lot of credit for his recent comments on the EPA study of the proposed Pebble Mine. The two Homer residents who wrote about the issue last week completely hit the nail on the head: The foreign companies who want to build Pebble should be thankful that the EPA is analyzin...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:40pm
  • I want to thank the Homer News for publishing the excellent piece from Brett Veerhusen and Will Bishop about Sen. Begich's comments on Pebble Mine during a recent trip to Homer....

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:39pm
  • I want to ask the questions that make us bristle. The goal: investigate something that makes me uncomfortable while holding a space of compassion, i.e. no judgment. Isn't the burlesque show, which raises money for community nonprofits, just trumped up stripping? The charitable giving just a smoke s...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:04pm
  • Last Saturday, some good policing by an alert Alaska State Trooper got a potentially dangerous device off our streets. After making a routine traffic stop, Wildlife Trooper David Chaffin saw what looked to be a meth lab in a car driven by a 26-year-old man. Troopers seized what they believe is a one...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 4:19pm
  • We were pleased to see Sen. Mark Begich's comments about the EPA's watershed assessment for Bristol Bay during his recent visit to Homer. While many of our elected officials in Alaska and Washington, D.C., have taken an ill-informed, uncompromising stance against the watershed assessment, Sen. Begic...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:42pm
  • Vic Fischer had me at hello. From the moment he stepped to the microphone at a classroom on the Kachemak Bay Campus, the 88-year-old Alaska icon awed his audience with unscripted stories of a life that took him from his boyhood in Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia to a seat at the table in Fairbanks...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:21pm
  • Last week, Dr. Allan Gee, the Homer High School principal, disallowed my daughter, Barae, from participating in the Alaska State Nordic Ski Championships because she missed more than 10 minutes of her first period class before her team traveled to Anchorage the day before the event. As a freshman pa...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:44pm
  • I'm thrilled. Young women are leading the way on women's rights in Homer and in the world. Zoe Story, 17, a Homer High School student, described how gaunt versions of girls and women in fashion magazines reduce self-esteem and encourage eating disorders like anorexia. In a Homer News Point of View p...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:25pm
  • This weekend the Homer Middle School Huskies hosted the borough wrestling tournament. Because of all the involvement from our wrestlers and their parents we were able to put on an event to be proud of. All 10 HMS wrestlers had parents or family members there on Saturday to support them, all 10 HMS w...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:19pm

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