Point of View: Oil taxes, what oil taxes?

Five years ago, through Senate Bill 21 (SB21), Alaskans were asked to substantially reduce our oil production taxes. In return, we were promised there would… Continue reading

Point of View: COVID-19 harms children in seen and unseen ways

COVID-19 harms children in seen and unseen ways In this historic pandemic challenge, pediatricians were initially encouraged by the fact that children, as a group,… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Community support We’ve all been missing Gary during these stressful months from the COVID-19 virus, but the generosity of our Homer community can help ease… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Masks also stifle unkind words To the gentleman at the Homer Post Office who, without a mask, repeated “baa” sounds at me when I helped… Continue reading

Point of View: Big and small, UA campuses need our support in the recall of governor

“I wonder what the Kachemak Bay Campus will become.”

  • May 13, 2020
  • Therese Lewandowski

Point of View: Homer’s Beluga Slough — A special sandhill crane nesting and viewing area

In the heart of downtown Homer, Alaska, just below the Sterling Highway and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge’s Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, is… Continue reading

Point of View: Pebble and Dunleavy: How the commercial fishing “essential service” declaration reveals irony at its finest

According to a recent Anchorage Daily News article, “Thousands of fishery workers, many from outside Alaska, are headed to Bristol Bay,” Gov. Mike Dunleavy has… Continue reading

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Thursday, April 9, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Point of View: The science of reopening

Late on a cold Tuesday in January, a plane evacuating 201 Americans from Wuhan, China landed in Anchorage. Each passenger was screened for COVID-19 and… Continue reading

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Thursday, April 9, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Letters to the Editor

Possibly eternal gratitude I would like to express my appreciation to all the folks that have been willing to brave the perilous journey from Anchorage… Continue reading

Point of View: Be strong and pass it on

When I was cross country ski coach at Homer Middle School at some point before the first race we’d focus several practice sessions on the… Continue reading

Point of View: Skilled Alaska workers deserve our thanks

Dave Reaves, Business Manager for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1547. (Photo by Chris Arend, Courtesy of IBEW Local 1547) Let’s be real. Staying-in-place… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for runner support A big thank you to the Homer Foundation’s Opportunity Fund from the Kachemak Bay Running Club’s Board of Directors for its… Continue reading

Point of View: Making friends and connecting to people

Sitting on my balcony in Zürich, Switzerland in this extraordinary April 2020 I think back to the time I lived in Homer exactly 10 years… Continue reading

Point of View: Parents — You are essential workers

It happened. After a month of holding it together from behind the computer screen of my life; nursing my 7-month-old son in-between my countless Zoom… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Passengers should get relief, too Dear Editor, Alaska Airlines is eligible for $1.2 billion in federal relief from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.… Continue reading

Church of the Rock Homer Pastor Aaron Weisser, Ph.D. (Photo courtesy Aaron Weisser)

Point of View: Opportunities for kindness and caring have never been as ripe

Editor’s note: This opinion piece has been corrected to note that Aaron Weisser has a doctor of philosophy degree, or Ph.D. On March 18 I… Continue reading

Church of the Rock Homer Pastor Aaron Weisser, Ph.D. (Photo courtesy Aaron Weisser)

Point of View: Exciting tsunami at HEA

• Cheaper HEA bills forever • Fewer Outages • Cleaner, safer environment Until today those three things together was not an option. Choose two today… Continue reading

Point of View: Electricity in the age of COVID

Electricity is critically important. I am running for re-election to be a voice for diverse renewable generation that will lower electric bills. I understand that… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Cloth masks keep coronavirus from spreading On Friday, April 3, the CDC issued the recommendation to wear cloth face masks or coverings when in public… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Grateful for medicas I’m writing this from a hotel room in Anchorage near Providence Medical Center. Due to COVID-19 restrictions I cannot be with my… Continue reading