Letters to the Editor

Grateful for medicas I’m writing this from a hotel room in Anchorage near Providence Medical Center. Due to COVID-19 restrictions I cannot be with my… Continue reading

 

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Point of View: Homer community reports for duty in COVID-19 crisis

The cars and trucks were lined up at the Homer United Methodist Church parking lot through the lunch hour Monday, and they kept coming into… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2020
  • By Mike Miller and Tom Kizzia For the Homer News
  • Point of View

 

Point of View: State is helping those unemployed by pandemic

Federal and state legislation has expanded unemployment insurance benefits for Alaskans affected by the COVID-19 epidemic. Since the initial public health orders were announced, many… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2020
  • By Dr. Tamika Ledbetter For the Homer News
  • Point of View

 

Homer City Council member Donna Aderhold in a photo taken in March 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Donna Aderhold)

Point of View: Finding something beautiful in Homer

The library established the story walk early this year. I discovered this on a sunny Monday morning. The story, “Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed… Continue reading

Homer City Council member Donna Aderhold in a photo taken in March 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Donna Aderhold)
Ryan Smith, South Peninsula Hospital CEO. (Photo courtesy of South Peninsula Hospital)

Point of View: South Peninsula Hospital is preparing for pandemic

“Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.” Several times on recent daily updates, I have heard Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer,… Continue reading

Ryan Smith, South Peninsula Hospital CEO. (Photo courtesy of South Peninsula Hospital)

Letters to the Editor

HEA ‘fair share’ should give one pause Dear Editor and Eager Readers, Electrical Stuff re: Homer Electric Association Kilowatt Courier, February 2020 In the back page… Continue reading

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Point of View: Overcome adversity one step at a time

Well, now what? For the last few years MAPP has been developing a community plan focusing on identifying, supporting and educating the community about Eight… Continue reading

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Point of View: Let’s be ahead of the curve to flatten the curve

Growing up in Alaska has been a gift. I was encouraged and supported by parents, neighbors, teachers and the community. As an educator and Homer… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Help is on the way Fellow Alaskans, The hard-working men and women of this state will not weather this storm alone. With a singular focus,… Continue reading

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to members of the media before welcoming Juneau residents to the Governor’s Open House on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Point of View: We Alaskans will endure coronavirus pandemic

As our nation and the world experiences the life-altering impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic, I wanted to take a moment to speak to you… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2020
  • By Gov. Mike Dunleavy For the Homer News
  • Point of View
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to members of the media before welcoming Juneau residents to the Governor’s Open House on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A Remington Deluxe Model 5 manual typewriter. (Homer News file photo)

Editorial: What future will we create?

In my other writing career I write science fiction. That art has come out of a near lifetime of reading science fiction and pondering the… Continue reading

A Remington Deluxe Model 5 manual typewriter. (Homer News file photo)

Pay it Forward: No wrong or right — just different

It’s not right, it’s not wrong. It’s just different. The 11 months of life spent in Homer has given me lots of chances to experience… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Support HB 302 As a father of two boys and two girls and proud of it I am all for House Bill 302. Ponder this… Continue reading

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska Chief Medical Officer. (Photo courtesy of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Point of View: COVID-19: The time to act is now, before widespread community transmission

As reports of an illness began spreading across the United States, reactions were mixed. One city took it seriously, closing the schools, isolating the ill,… Continue reading

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska Chief Medical Officer. (Photo courtesy of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Point of View: Public input needed to safeguard state protections

In 1971, the Alaska Legislature formed the Department of Environmental Conservation to take the lead on Alaska’s environmental protections. DEC’s mission, set by the legislation… Continue reading

Larry Smith

Point of View: Follow Hammond’s advice by adjusting oil taxes to redeem state’s share

There are at least eight state savings and investment funds operating today, quasi-independent of legislative appropriations. The Department of Revenue manages the Alaska Retirement Management… Continue reading

Larry Smith

Letters to the Editor

iPads in Pre-K through 2nd grade classes I recently heard there was a donation of iPads for the Paul Banks Elementary School students. I think that… Continue reading

Point of View: A love letter to Homer

It’s hard to decide which things I love most about our Cosmic Hamlet. In addition to all the caring organizations — the Alaska Islands and… Continue reading

Point of View: Preparing for the new coronavirus

Here are a few key steps everyone can do now.

Letters to the Editor

Thank you, Gov. Dunleavy Last summer RurAL CAP Head Start faced the potential for major budget cuts which would have seriously impacted our programs, staff… Continue reading