Point of View: Your opinion matters

This week All Homer area community members will be receiving a colorful postcard in their mailboxes and post office boxes. Don’t clump it with your… Continue reading

 

Candidate Point of View: Sarah Vance

Dear Friends, it has been my pleasure serving you in the Alaska Legislature. We have experienced some challenging times together, but I believe the best… Continue reading

 

Michael O’Meara’s cartoon for Aug. 6, 2020.

Letters to the Editor

Lesson learned from pandemic: Save I want to thank the Homer News staff and the many members of the Homer community who have kept me… Continue reading

 

Gary Turner, Kenai Peninsula College director. (Photo courtesy of Gary Turner)

Point of View: Kenai Peninsula College and COVID-19

We don’t like it, but we are doing the best we can with the hand we’ve been dealt.

Gary Turner, Kenai Peninsula College director. (Photo courtesy of Gary Turner)

Letters to the Editor

Honor lost Civil Rights leaders This week, the world lost two incredible human beings, two luminaries of the Civil Rights Movement: Rev. CT Vivian and… Continue reading

Candidate Point of View: Gary Stevens

It has been my pleasure to represent this district in the Alaska Senate. I ask for your vote in the coming primary election. We face… Continue reading

John Cox. (Photo courtesy John Cox)

Candidate Point of View: John Cox

When you step into that voting booth on Aug. 18. and Nov. 3, you should ask yourself just these two questions: “Why am I voting… Continue reading

John Cox. (Photo courtesy John Cox)

Candidate Point of View: Greg Madden

Whether it’s Democrats or Republicans in control, we get more spending and bigger government. I don’t believe that government is the answer to our societal… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Well it has been 9 months since my daughter Anesha “Duffy” Murnane has been abducted; that is 40 weeks or 280 days. That… Continue reading

Point of View: Are We Okay? A Message from Alaska’s Hospitals and Nursing Homes on COVID-19

Over the past month, decision makers, stakeholders, and media have routinely inquired about “hospital capacity” in light of increasing COVID-19 case counts. The real question… Continue reading

This undated file photo shows John Hancock’s signature on the Declaration of Independence, which was formally signed by 56 members of Congress beginning Aug. 2, 1776. (AP Photo, File)
                                FILE - This undated file photo shows John Hancock’s signature on the Declaration of Independence, which was formally signed by 56 members of Congress beginning Aug. 2, 1776. National Public Radio marked Independence Day on July 4th, 2017, by tweeting the entire declaration, but it seems some Twitter users didn’t recognize what they were reading. Some of the founders’ criticisms of King George III were met with angry responses from supporters of President Donald Trump, who seemed to believe the tweets were a reference to the current president. Others were under the impression NPR was trying to provoke Trump with the tweets. (AP Photo, File)

Point of View: Our republic

We recently celebrated the birthday of our nation, July 4, 1776, the signing of the Declaration of Independence. A few year later between 1787-1790 the… Continue reading

This undated file photo shows John Hancock’s signature on the Declaration of Independence, which was formally signed by 56 members of Congress beginning Aug. 2, 1776. (AP Photo, File)
                                FILE - This undated file photo shows John Hancock’s signature on the Declaration of Independence, which was formally signed by 56 members of Congress beginning Aug. 2, 1776. National Public Radio marked Independence Day on July 4th, 2017, by tweeting the entire declaration, but it seems some Twitter users didn’t recognize what they were reading. Some of the founders’ criticisms of King George III were met with angry responses from supporters of President Donald Trump, who seemed to believe the tweets were a reference to the current president. Others were under the impression NPR was trying to provoke Trump with the tweets. (AP Photo, File)

Letters to the Editor

Seeing is believing Dear Editor, Listening is not always hearing, but seeing is believing. I listened to the Homer City Council meeting on July 1.… Continue reading

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Point of View: Pay it Forward — Communities take care of each other

As your community hospital, South Peninsula Hospital has been taking extreme measures to protect the health and wellbeing of our patients and staff during the… Continue reading

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Chris Fischer in a photo taken on July 6, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Chris Fischer)

Point of View: What it was like being in unofficial parade with a BLM banner

I am writing today to let the people of Homer know about what it was like to try and participate in the unofficial Fourth of… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2020
  • By Chris Fischer and Joey Lothian For the Homer News
  • Point of View
Chris Fischer in a photo taken on July 6, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Chris Fischer)

Letters to the Editor

Seniors need community support in pandemic Homer Senior Citizens Inc. has now been cleared for the novel coronavirus. Thank you to the dedicated, loyal, and… Continue reading

Point of View: Let’s keep ‘yellow jack’ from flying over more boats

In the maritime business during a pandemic, the last thing anyone wants to see on the water is a vessel flying the “Yellow Jack,” the… Continue reading

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Point of View: Mental health tools and the power of a connected community

At the invitation of Kathleen Gustafson, I had the opportunity to participate in KBBI’s first ever remote live stream Coffee Table last week. The topic… Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor

SPARC grateful for foundation support On behalf of the Board of Directors of SAH, Soccer, which operates the South Peninsula Athletic and Recreation Center, I… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Homer Foundation helps seniors in pandemic relief The Anchor Point Senior Citizens Inc (APSCI) has been working hard to keep our seniors and residents connected… Continue reading

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Point of View: Alaska should invest in its greatest resource — our children

As Alaskans we are facing difficult challenges and uncertain times. As a state we are facing health and economic challenges not seen before, which makes… Continue reading

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