Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Sept. 2, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to all for transit van Dear Homer Community and Youth Supporters Everywhere, The R.E.C. Room wishes to express immense thanks to our community, the… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Sept. 2, 2021.
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Aug. 26, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

SPH employee vaccination rate not OK I was shocked to learn from hospital spokesperson Derotha Ferraro on a recent COVID briefing that only 68% of South… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Aug. 26, 2021.
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Aug. 19, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Grateful for 4h support The 4H Alls would like to thank the local businesses who supported our two Junior Market Livestock (JML) members, Maddy Miotke… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Aug. 19, 2021.
Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska Chief Medical Officer. (Photo courtesy of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)

Point of View: Alaskans must work together to support in-person learning

There’s excitement in the air at our house and across Alaska. School is coming back. Backpacks, pencils, first-day outfits, plus the joy of meeting new… Continue reading

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska Chief Medical Officer. (Photo courtesy of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)
Homer Foundation

Pay It Forward: A year for celebration

This month the Homer Foundation has turned 30 years old. For those of us who remember the 1960s, yeah, well, we’ve learned the truth. You… Continue reading

Homer Foundation
KPBSD Superintendent Clayton Holland

Superintendent’s Welcome

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! Our district is very excited to have all of our students, staff, and parents back in school after a… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2021
  • Clayton Holland Superintendent of Schools
KPBSD Superintendent Clayton Holland
A vintage Underwood typewriter is seen on Jan. 28, 2021, at the Homer News in Homer, Alaska. An anonymous donor left the typewriter at the Homer News with a note saying it was used to type the first edition of the Homer News in January 1964, but this has not been verified. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A vintage Underwood typewriter is seen on Jan. 28, 2021, at the Homer News in Homer, Alaska. An anonymous donor left the typewriter at the Homer News with a note saying it was used to type the first edition of the Homer News in January 1964, but this has not been verified. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Aug. 12, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Scholarship help appreciated I would like to publicly thank the family of Damon Dorr and the Homer Emblem Club for awarding me the Damon Dorr… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Aug. 12, 2021.
Susanne Ratcliffe Wilson. (Photo provided)

Point of View:

Dearest Granddaughter and Grandson-in-law: I don’t know if you are aware that I lost my beloved brother-in-law, Dwight, on Jan. 30 this year to COVID-19.… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2021
  • By Susanne Ratcliffe Wilson For the Homer News
  • Point of View
Susanne Ratcliffe Wilson. (Photo provided)
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Aug. 5, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to city for Loved & Lost bench approval Thank you to Homer City Council, the Parks, Art, Recreation and Culture Advisory Commission, and the… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Aug. 5, 2021
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for July 29, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Scholarship help appreciated I want to publicly thank the Robinson family for awarding me with the Thelma and Ilse Memorial Nursing Scholarship, which was given… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for July 29, 2021.
Hannah Gustafson. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Get vaccinated and mask up for student safety

Follow expert advice on how to return to in-school teaching safely and responsibly.

Hannah Gustafson. (Photo provided)
Teaser

Alaskans are finally returning to work

It is critical that Alaska businesses are able to staff up to meet the demand.

  • Jul 28, 2021
  • By Win Gruening For the Homer News
Teaser
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: We cannot risk a house divided

Each legislator’s satisfaction should be in doing what’s right for Alaska.

  • Jul 28, 2021
  • By Frank Murkowski
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
A vintage Underwood typewriter is seen on Jan. 28, 2021, at the Homer News in Homer, Alaska. An anonymous donor left the typewriter at the Homer News with a note saying it was used to type the first edition of the Homer News in January 1964, but this has not been verified. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Get the vaccine. Now.

Public health officials have advised a gentle method to persuade people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Answer their questions. Listen. Etc. To heck with that.… Continue reading

A vintage Underwood typewriter is seen on Jan. 28, 2021, at the Homer News in Homer, Alaska. An anonymous donor left the typewriter at the Homer News with a note saying it was used to type the first edition of the Homer News in January 1964, but this has not been verified. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Point of View

Point of View: Fix the Permanent Fund dividend now

The other day I was discussing politics with an old friend who told me I perceived the technicolor world in black-and-white terms. This was a… Continue reading

Point of View
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for July 22, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

An open letter to all Alaskans and state legislators I write this letter, both as an Alaskan and as Executive Director of Seniors of Alaska.… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for July 22, 2021.

Point of View:

Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that has been providing free civil legal aid to Alaskans in need since we… Continue reading

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives an interview in the state Capitol on Monday, June 7, 2021, in Juneau, Alaska. The governor urged legislative action on his proposal for the dividend paid to residents from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives an interview in the state Capitol on Monday, June 7, 2021, in Juneau, Alaska. The governor urged legislative action on his proposal for the dividend paid to residents from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Point of View: Still fighting for Alaskan families

“I was left with little choice but to veto both the PFD and legislative per diem.”

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives an interview in the state Capitol on Monday, June 7, 2021, in Juneau, Alaska. The governor urged legislative action on his proposal for the dividend paid to residents from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives an interview in the state Capitol on Monday, June 7, 2021, in Juneau, Alaska. The governor urged legislative action on his proposal for the dividend paid to residents from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Homer Foundation

Pay It Forward: Parks build villages

My young son has recently discovered parks. If there is a slide, we are on it. A swing? Get out of the way, toddler coming… Continue reading

Homer Foundation