Donna Aderhold. (Photo by Taz Tally / Courtesy of Donna Aderhold)

Point of View: On following the science

Each week I read the Letters to the Editor in the Homer News with interest so I can gain insights into the varied perspectives of… Continue reading

 

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for May 6, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

What I’ve learned traveling during a pandemic My spouse and I just got home from six weeks in Arizona and California. We debated about traveling… Continue reading

 

McKibben Jackinsky. (Photo courtesy of McKibben Jackinsky)

Point of View: Caregivers Support Group shows others willing to help

On the morning of Aug. 27, my husband, Sandy, and I said goodbye as he left home to go fishing with his son. Little did… Continue reading

 

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for April 29, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

HCOA keeps the music alive We’d like to thank the Homer Council on the Arts for making their gallery space available at a modest fee… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for April 29, 2021.
Ron Gillham represents District 30 in the Alaska State House. (Courtesy photo)

Point of Vew: Alaska, resource development and an eye for the future

When Alaskans set their minds toward a project, no matter the difficulty, we do what others say, “can’t be done.”

Ron Gillham represents District 30 in the Alaska State House. (Courtesy photo)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy shakes hands with Rear Adm. Matthew T. Bell Jr. during a Change of Command and retirement ceremony Friday, April 23, 2021 at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Point of View: New Coast Guard cutters belong in Southeast Alaska

Let’s bring all hands on deck and get to work.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy shakes hands with Rear Adm. Matthew T. Bell Jr. during a Change of Command and retirement ceremony Friday, April 23, 2021 at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Juneau Empire file photo)

Point of View: Tourism relief is on the way

I’m proposing legislation directing $150 million of those funds toward broad, tourism-related relief.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Juneau Empire file photo)
A Remington Deluxe Model 5 manual typewriter. (Homer News file photo)

Editorial: The pandemic is not yet behind us

Objects may be closer than they appear — the pandemic is not behind us

A Remington Deluxe Model 5 manual typewriter. (Homer News file photo)
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (logo provided)

Point of View: What’s your Green Dot?

Have you been wondering how to make a difference in our world today? With everything else going on, do I even have the energy to… Continue reading

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Louie Flora.

Point of View: Vote Flora for renewable energy

My name is Louie Flora and I am running for a seat on the Homer Electric Association (HEA) Board of Directors, in district 3, which… Continue reading

Louie Flora.
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for April 15, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Fraud in 2020 Election Do not fall for the lie that 50 court cases alleging election fraud in the 2020 presidential election have been decided… Continue reading

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

Point of View: Pay it Forward — It matters only that you care

It is gray and snowing again, big sloppy wet flakes that turn to rain before reaching the ground. I am buoyed by the forecast which… Continue reading

Homer Foundation logo.
Nina Faust

Point of View: Celebrate Citizen Science Month with Crane Watch

April is Citizen Science Month, an opportunity for people to get involved in Citizen Science projects all over the country and right in their own… Continue reading

Nina Faust
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for April 8, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I read in last week’s letters to the editor that “a lot of people believe … that the last election was stolen from… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for April 8, 2021.
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Point of View: Land acknowledgment works toward racial justice

From Uzintun to lands north of Niqnalchint, Indigenous place names honor First Peoples

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (Logo provided)
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Point of View: Walking the talk on responsible energy development

Sen. Josh Revak, R-Anchorage, recently stated in an op-ed, “Alaska has and continues to be a shining example of responsible resource and energy development —… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2021
  • By Robert Archibald and Donna Schantz For the Homer News
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Michael O'Meara's cartoon for April 1, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, It only took three clerks to keep our local Division of Motor Vehicles humming along perfectly and inexpensively for many years, but now… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for April 1, 2021.
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Point of View: Take it for Team Alaska

It was a highly contagious germ that existed since the beginning of time. In mummified Pharoahs’ bones, evidence of tuberculosis was found. It lived in… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2021
  • By Susan Phillips Cushing For the Homer News
  • Point of View
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Peter Zuyus

Point of View: HB 137 supports Alaska rural communities like Homer

House Bill 137 was introduced by Rep. Zack Fields. The bill will keep State Division of Motor Vehicle offices open and stop the predatory and… Continue reading

Peter Zuyus
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for March 25, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Homer Community, On behalf of McNeil Canyon Elementary school, staff and students we want to thank you for your support for our current Artist… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for March 25, 2021.