Point of View: Say ‘yes’ to Alaska Fair Share Oil Tax

Nearly all Alaskans have a common problem. They want more money for an increased Permanent Fund Dividend or they want more money for maintaining vital… Continue reading

 

Letters to the Editor

An Open Letter to Alaskans Unlike Governor Dunleavy, we speak directly to you. Recall Dunleavy remains a broad, bipartisan, Alaskan-driven movement of people who care… Continue reading

 

Point of View: State initiative puts Alaska’s coastal communities, consumers at risk

Thirty years ago, the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill forever changed our relationship with Alaska’s oil production and transportation industries. Devastated by the enormity of… Continue reading

 

Point of View: Homer Thrift is more than a store

Many people do not realize that Homer Thrift, located on Ocean Drive, is a program of South Peninsula Haven House. Through employment security and on-the-job… Continue reading

Editorial: In times of change, community endures

As Homer eases from fall into winter, we expect transformation: the shortening of daylight hours, falling temperatures, the migration of birds south, and the final… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Girl Scouts appreciate support for India trip This August I traveled to India with my Girl Scout Troop and other Girl Scouts from around the… Continue reading

Shelley Gill

Point of View: Alaskans should recall Dunleavy for ‘destroying the life’s work of a generation’

I’m sure by now most of Homer knows that the Homer writer’s conference was one of the first things to get the chop when the… Continue reading

Shelley Gill
Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Corri A. Feige. (Photo provided)

Opinion: This land is your land

The Department of Natural Resources shares Guthrie’s belief that “this land was made for you and me.”

Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Corri A. Feige. (Photo provided)

Letters to the Editor

Schroers keep public radio going KBBI would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dave and Beth Schroer for their continued support of KBBI… Continue reading

Point of View: Fair Share Act ballot initiative would recover Alaska’s profits from oil

Earlier this year, Alaska was torn apart by a supposed choice between slashing education, health care and other government services, vs. slashing our Permanent Fund… Continue reading

Lela Ryterski

Point of View: ‘Occupy’ Democrats to help choose the party’s presidential nominee

Bernie Sanders changed his affiliation so he could run as a Democrat. Marianne Williamson changed her affiliation so she could run as a Democrat. I… Continue reading

Lela Ryterski
Emily Johnson conducts a land acknowledgment of Bishop’s Beach as Tuggeght, the Dena’ina word for “beluga,” at the art event, SHORE: Tuggeght, on Nov. 7, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Acknowledging Native names sparks Bunnell effort toward equity, inclusion

Emily Johnson returns home to Alaska every year to spend time with her family during traditional times of subsistence harvest. During her stay, the Yup’ik… Continue reading

Emily Johnson conducts a land acknowledgment of Bishop’s Beach as Tuggeght, the Dena’ina word for “beluga,” at the art event, SHORE: Tuggeght, on Nov. 7, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Letters to the Editor

Cosmic gratitude Sincerest cosmic gratitude to all that attended the benefit at Moose Run on Sunday, Oct. 6. I was quite honored and surprised at… Continue reading

Point of View: Trump is making progress on the opioid crisis

Since President Donald Trump’s first day in office, and from my first day as his health secretary, our country’s opioid crisis has been one of… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Do people want seismic testing at expense of marine life? Seismic testing, let alone drilling for oil in Cook Inlet — there goes the halibut… Continue reading

Point of View: During Domestic Violence Awareness Month #1Thing can make all the difference

The state of Alaska has ranked number one for the past four years as the state with the highest rate of women being killed by… Continue reading

Point of View: Homer could benefit from Restorative Justice program

What do we do when we experience conflict? How do we feel when we know that we have been harmed? Communities and schools across the… Continue reading

Point of View: Time to rethink halibut bycatch regulations

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is meeting in Homer this week for the first time in 36 years. A major item up for… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Get involved in causes I spent the past couple of weeks tabling outside of Homer businesses, asking shoppers to answer a survey for a class… Continue reading

Kelly Cooper (Photo provided)

Point of View: Is it time for a borough manager form of government?

As we prepare for the election on Oct. 1, residents of the peninsula have questions about Ballot Proposition 1. I ask that you set aside… Continue reading

Kelly Cooper (Photo provided)