Xochitl Lopez-Ayala (Photo courtesy of Xochitl Lopez-Ayala)

Point of View: Employer accountability for racial justice

May 25, 2021 marked one year since George Floyd was murdered by Derek Chauvin. Police officer Chauvin placed his knee on George Floyd’s neck for… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2021
  • By Xochitl Lopez-Ayala For the Homer News
  • Point of View
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Michael O'Meara's cartoon for June 3, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to Schroer fund for support I would like to thank the Homer Foundation and the David & Mary Schroer grant for supporting Homer High… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for June 3, 2021.
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Point of View: Consumer nation

Editor’s note: This Point of View is part of a series of persuasive essays written by students in Sean Campbell’s AP Language and Composition class.… Continue reading

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Point of View: America’s anti-humanism begins with abortion

Editor’s note: This Point of View is part of a series of persuasive essays written by students in Sean Campbell’s AP Language and Composition class.… Continue reading

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Michael O'Meara's cartoon for May 27, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Student writing was excellent I so enjoyed last week’s “Point of View” submissions by Aiyana Cline and Owen Glasman. These two Homer High graduating seniors… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for May 27, 2021.
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Point of View: The NBA’s Most Valuable Players

Editor’s note: This Point of View is part of a series of persuasive essays written by students in Sean Campbell’s AP Language and Composition class.… Continue reading

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Point of View: There’s no more need for the SAT

Editor’s note: This Point of View is part of a series of persuasive essays written by students in Sean Campbell’s AP Language and Composition class.… Continue reading

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Point of View: Help and conversation

It’s 37 degrees as I emerge from the dark house into the blue of dawn. When I step off the deck, the cold ground takes… Continue reading

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Michael O'Meara's cartoon for May 20, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles contractor services are here to stay as our governor cuts state spending. I recently did five transactions that… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for May 20, 2021.
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for May 13, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Dear editor, Greg Sarber has, for some time now, used this forum to spew his right wing fantasies about everything from the “Big Lie” that… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for May 13, 2021.
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

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

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

McKibben Jackinsky. (Photo courtesy of McKibben Jackinsky)
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.