Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

Rep. Gail Phillips, R-Homer, discussed the “Healthy Alaska Plan,” an economic proposal put forth by the Republican-led majority caucus that would balance future state budgets and address a $1 billion deficit. The plan would protect the Alaska Permanent Fund and not require state sales or income taxes. However, it would cap the Permanent Fund dividend at $1,000. It would create a PFD endowment by putting 42 percent of annual Permanent Fund earnings into it, with 55 percent of earnings going into the general fund.

— From the issue of May 13, 1999

30 years ago in the Homer News

A brawl at the Salty Dawg over racial slurs and involving more than a dozen people led to one man being hospitalized for stab wounds, and three others treated and released for hypothermia, a leg injury and a head wound. The fight began between a group of Mexican Americans from Seattle and California working on a herring processor boat and a group of white men from Kasilof and Texas. Witnesses said comments were made in the bar “about Mexicans taking their jobs,” said a Homer Police officer.

— From the issue of May 11, 1989

50 years ago in the Homer News

The May 13, 1969, issue is missing from the archives.