Larry Smith

Point of View: Instant Gratification, or Double Your Permanent Fund Marshmallows?

Remember the little children faced with the choice: eat this one marshmallow right now, or wait eight minutes and you can have two? Some kids… Continue reading

 

Dotti Harness-Foster. (Photo by Jim Lavrakas)

Point of View: Movement is life

“Move today and you’ll love moving tomorrow.”- Ruthy Alon, Feldenkrais Practitioner and movement trainer. I haven’t met a soul who couldn’t benefit from moving more… Continue reading

 

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

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, As a community member of the Kenai Peninsula since the mid 1980s, I have seen the influence the commercial salmon fishery in Cook… Continue reading

 

Homer Foundation logo.

Point of View: Intention as a means to pay it forward

A few days ago I received a phone call with news that a high school friend living in South Dakota died due to COVID-19. These… Continue reading

Homer Foundation logo.
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Point of View: Tourism needs your help; let us help you go big in 2021

Travel and tourism took a hard hit everywhere, and Alaska was no exception. In-state travel was the difference maker for many businesses in 2020. Alaskans… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2021
  • By Destination Marketing Organisations For the Homer News
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Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Feb. 18, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Dear editor, Homer is a COVID-19 caring community. We care about our people and our seniors and want them to be vaccinated. So what happened… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Feb. 18, 2021.
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Feb. 11, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Wear a face mask Hi everyone. The whole world needs to wear a mask. It does not matter if you don’t like it. We have… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Feb. 11, 2021.
Curtis Thayer. (Photo courtesy Alaska Energy Authority)

Point of View: Alaska Energy Authority – committed to our rural neighbors

Nowhere in Alaska is the high cost of energy felt more than in rural communities. While all Alaskans endure high energy costs, the impact is… Continue reading

Curtis Thayer. (Photo courtesy Alaska Energy Authority)
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (Logo provided)

Point of View: Our connection to nature connects us to each other

Appreciation of the natural world that surrounds us can be a unifying element in our community

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (Logo provided)
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Point of View: Events of Jan. 6 represent a failure of civic, constitutional education

Assault on Congress undermined constitutional order and respect for law

  • Feb 3, 2021
  • By Alaska Madison Fellows For the Homer News
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Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Feb. 4, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Vaccine is not just for ourselves I just received my first COVID-19 vaccine. I’m thankful to get it and appreciate the health workers involved in… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Feb. 4, 2021.
A Remington Deluxe Model 5 manual typewriter. (Homer News file photo)

Editorial: Keep on with vaccine clinic success

Recent senior vaccine clinic worked because of strong community health in Homer

A Remington Deluxe Model 5 manual typewriter. (Homer News file photo)
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Point of View: A full and complete explanation on Kevin Clarkson

We assert that last year the highest law officer in the state, then Attorney General Kevin Clarkson, willfully violated Alaska law when he sexually harassed… Continue reading

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

Letters to the Editor

Dear editor, There was a 17-year moratorium on federal executions until William Barr pushed the Trump administration into reviving a string of judicial executions: 11… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Jan. 29, 2021.
Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Administration Kelly Tshibaka. (Photo courtesy Department of Administration)

Point of View: Better government or bigger government? It’s your decision

Innovation through public-private partnerships can be good for Alaskans.

Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Administration Kelly Tshibaka. (Photo courtesy Department of Administration)
The logo of the Homer Foundation.

Pay it Forward: Pier One then and now

Local theater perseveres in pandemic.

The logo of the Homer Foundation.
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Jan. 21, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Where we are headed Dear Editor, There are only two kinds of people in America right now. 1) People who are celebrating their political opponents… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Jan. 21, 2021.
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Jan. 14, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

The big lie The sick feelings I had on 9/11 returned as I watched the rioters storm the United States Capitol. The travesty of invading… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Jan. 14, 2021.
Peter Zuyus

Point of View: Alaska seniors and disabled suffer under Department of Administration change

Closure of Homer, other DMV offices will hurt seniors and disabled.

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Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Jan. 7, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Never forget: Ending a dark period and into a new year I shudder as astounding phrases and concepts have been strategically placed before us for… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Jan. 7, 2021.