A vintage Underwood typewriter is seen on Jan. 28, 2021, at the Homer News in Homer, Alaska. An anonymous donor left the typewriter at the Homer News with a note saying it was used to type the first edition of the Homer News in January 1964, but this has not been verified. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Get the vaccine. Now.

Public health officials have advised a gentle method to persuade people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Answer their questions. Listen. Etc. To heck with that.… Continue reading

 

Point of View

Point of View: Fix the Permanent Fund dividend now

The other day I was discussing politics with an old friend who told me I perceived the technicolor world in black-and-white terms. This was a… Continue reading

 

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for July 22, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

An open letter to all Alaskans and state legislators I write this letter, both as an Alaskan and as Executive Director of Seniors of Alaska.… Continue reading

 

Point of View:

Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that has been providing free civil legal aid to Alaskans in need since we… Continue reading

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives an interview in the state Capitol on Monday, June 7, 2021, in Juneau, Alaska. The governor urged legislative action on his proposal for the dividend paid to residents from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives an interview in the state Capitol on Monday, June 7, 2021, in Juneau, Alaska. The governor urged legislative action on his proposal for the dividend paid to residents from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Point of View: Still fighting for Alaskan families

“I was left with little choice but to veto both the PFD and legislative per diem.”

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives an interview in the state Capitol on Monday, June 7, 2021, in Juneau, Alaska. The governor urged legislative action on his proposal for the dividend paid to residents from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives an interview in the state Capitol on Monday, June 7, 2021, in Juneau, Alaska. The governor urged legislative action on his proposal for the dividend paid to residents from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Homer Foundation

Pay It Forward: Parks build villages

My young son has recently discovered parks. If there is a slide, we are on it. A swing? Get out of the way, toddler coming… Continue reading

Homer Foundation
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for July 15, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Grateful to the Homer Emblem Club I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to the Supreme Emblem Club in Homer, Alaska, for all they… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for July 15, 2021.

Voices of the Peninsula: Don’t blame Alaskans for state’s environmental failures

Officials are opening doors to rampant corporate pollution under Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s “Unlocking Alaska” initiative.

  • Jul 8, 2021
  • By Bob Shavelson
Greg Brush passes Kenai conservation on to the next generation of anglers by releasing a king salmon. (Photo courtesy Greg Brush)

Voices of the Peninsula: Decision devastating for dwindling king populations

We have fewer Kenai River chinook than we used to and they are smaller on average than they once were.

Greg Brush passes Kenai conservation on to the next generation of anglers by releasing a king salmon. (Photo courtesy Greg Brush)
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for July 8, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Grateful for scholarship As a recipient of the Beluga Tail Non-Fiction Writing Scholarship, I would like to personally and publicly thank the Tin Roof Fund… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for July 8, 2021.
Point of View

Point of View: Pandemic lock-down offered Christian Scientists time to reflect

In this year often defined by uncertainty, I have been blessed by the continued support of the Christian Science Society here in Homer, Alaska. This… Continue reading

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Michael O'Meara's cartoon for July 1, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Homer Foundation support appreciated I would like to publicly express my gratitude to the Homer Foundation for awarding me $500 toward continuing to develop professionally… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for July 1, 2021.
Point of View

Got bears? Here are programs that can help

In Alaska, hungry bears are waking up from their long winter hibernation and are starting to emerge from their dens. This means one thing —… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2021
  • By Jennifer Christopherson Tim Johnson Special to the Homer News
Point of View
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for June 24, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, The serum for COVID-19 that is being distributed is mainly a modified mRNA molecule that is sheathed by a lipid shell that some… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for June 24, 2021.
Point of View

Point of View: Alaskans should be good stewards of our home

It’s a great time of year, when Alaskans emerge from the long, dark winter and launch eagerly into the great outdoors, ready to experience again… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2021
  • By Corri A. Feige and Doug Vincent-Lang For the Homer News
  • Point of View
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Point of View: New skatepark encourages activity for all ages

You may have heard that money is being raised for a new construction project at the Homer Skatepark located at the HERC building. If so,… Continue reading

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Michael O'Meara

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I’m writing to thank the employees of the Homer Police Department and the Homer Harbormaster’s office for the efforts they made to help… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara
Point of View

POV: Well by Doing Good: Philanthropy as a Business Model

Growing up in Anchor Point as a precocious and involved youngster, I was often the recipient of local support. Whether it was the local businesses… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2021
  • Allison Trimble Paparoa
  • Opinion
Point of View

Point of View: The Link: Violence and Its Associations

Editor’s note: This Point of View is part of a series of persuasive essays written by students in Sean Campbell’s AP Language and Composition class.… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for June 10, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Taxes won’t increase for poor I continually wonder where in the heck Greg Sarber gets the information that he writes in this forum. President Biden… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for June 10, 2021.