Letters to the Editor

Government always ends up the oppressor Hal Spence again spilled valuable ink in fulfilling another fool’s errand in his recent letter to the editor. Spence… Continue reading

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Point of View: Department of Public Safety provides accountability

Members of the public are encouraged to make their concerns known

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Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Juneau office on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Point of View: Bristol Bay fishermen oppose Pebble employee’s nomination to Board of Fish

Alaska’s fisheries belong to the people.

  • Jun 10, 2020
  • By DeeDee Bennis, Mike Bianchi, Konrad Schaad
Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Juneau office on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Point of View: The Second Amendment needs no sanctuary

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly along with the borough mayor have embarked on a pointless effort to declare the borough a “Sanctuary for… Continue reading

Point of View: Decency

Basic human decency long has seemed to me to be an indispensable element of our American character. Figure out what is the decent step in… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Why I love Homer I was raised in Moose Pass and after 27 years in Anchorage I moved to Homer in 95. The Tuesday after… Continue reading

A Remington Deluxe Model 5 manual typewriter. (Homer News file photo)

Editorial: Reopening

We’re back. After almost 80 days of being closed to walk-in traffic, the Homer News opens today for limited hours and entrance. Our new hours… Continue reading

A Remington Deluxe Model 5 manual typewriter. (Homer News file photo)
Homer Police Chief Mark Robl, third from left, stands with some of the Homer Police Department officers and jail officers at groundbreaking ceremonies on May 24, 2019, for the new police station in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Point of View: Conduct of Minneapolis officer is counter to HPD values

The police department is saddened and dismayed by the horrible conduct of a police officer in Minnesota last week which has left our country torn… Continue reading

Homer Police Chief Mark Robl, third from left, stands with some of the Homer Police Department officers and jail officers at groundbreaking ceremonies on May 24, 2019, for the new police station in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Letters to the Editor

Keep cats inside To cat owners: Cats need to be kept indoors all year, but it’s especially important in spring and summer when birds are… Continue reading

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Point of View: Foreign exchange experience leads to a more open mind

Bonjour ! Or, in English, hello. Sitting in my garden, during this quarantine due to COVID-19, I took time to look back over my life… Continue reading

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Willy Dunne is a member of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. (Courtesy photo)

Point of View: Vote By Mail makes it easy to vote and hard to cheat

Voting is the most important responsibility we have to ensure a government “of the people, by the people and for the people.” I have fond… Continue reading

Willy Dunne is a member of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. (Courtesy photo)

Letters to the Editor

Thank you, Mr. Hooker I followed my third grade teacher to Homer. I know that sounds strange, but it’s true. Born in Palmer, Alaska, my… Continue reading

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)