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Recent teen tragedy evidence of illness, but there are cures

Hearing of the teen drinking party where no one moved to help the unconscious young man, but did video his brutal rape, I was reminded of an event four decades ago in New York. Much soul-searching was occasioned by the murder of a young woman outside her apartment building. Neighbors watched and listened to her scream for help, but no one came to her rescue or called the police. In the aftermath, New York’s young people organized the popular Guardian Angels.

American voters too smart to fall for Romney’s lies

What a window Mitt Romney provided at the first debate with President Obama into the very mindset that brought us liar loans and toxic mortgages; it showcased the crisis of integrity at the very heart of our financial and political system. 

That Romney could so utterly reverse everything he’s been telling us up practically until the day of the debate and walk away a so-called victor rather than a contemptible liar is absolutely tragic, if that really is the American people’s take.

I don’t believe it can be.

Overcoming violence: A time to unite

Jessica Lawmaster

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and I can't think of a better time to address our community.  Haven House has been providing crisis intervention, shelter, advocacy and outreach for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence for over thirty years. For the last four years, we have also been serving victims of child sexual abuse through our Children's Advocacy Center. Our greatest wish is to be put out of business but, unfortunately, our numbers continue to rise.

Will new travel brochures show drilling rigs in Kachemak Bay?

Bob Shavelson

Anyone coming over Baycrest Hill these days encounters a stark new addition to the Kachemak Bay skyline: Buccaneer Oil's jack-up drilling rig "Endeavour."

For some, the image harkens back to the days of Jay Hammond and the fight to put fish and the families they support before heavy industry.

For others, the rig looks like jobs and money.

Each side, of course, is right.  The question then becomes what type of economic development do we want for Kachemak Bay?

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