Mercedes O’Leary Harness in a photo taken in July 2019 in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Mercedes O’Leary Harness)

Point of View: Raising the dead – Tim O’Leary on the state of things

My Dad, Tim O’Leary, was a political observer and his letters to the Homer News were prolific — and those were only the ones that… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2020
  • By Mercedes O’Leary Harness For the Homer News
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Mercedes O’Leary Harness in a photo taken in July 2019 in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Mercedes O’Leary Harness)

Letters to the Editor

iPad donations appreciated Paul Banks Elementary School would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to The Homer Foundation for their donation of iPads through… Continue reading

Point of View: The true dilemma — Truth is on shaky ground

Do you long for those days when you could have a good honest debate and express your arguments and different opinions with mutual respect? When,… Continue reading

Point of View: Elder ages gracefully — and still pays it forward

They were teenagers when they walked through Ellis Island into a new life, she with her sewing machine and he with his masonry tools. They… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Keep JetSkis out of bay Gov. Dunleavy and Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Lang: The people have spoken with passion and science to… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

It takes a village A huge congratulations to the Homer High School hockey team for winning State. State champions! Yahoo. Players, coaches, and especially parents,… Continue reading

Point of View: Cook Inlet commercial fisheries feed Alaskans

Alaska is salmon country, where fish feed our communities in every way — sustenance, work, recreation, art, faith, family, tradition and culture. For us, second-… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2020
  • By Hannah Heimbuch and Georgie Heaverley For the Homer News
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Bjørn Olson (Photo provided)

Point of View: Drawdown – a manual for local climate action

As an Alaskan who is acutely aware of global warming and the rapid climatic changes being thrust upon us, I am worried. However, worry and… Continue reading

Bjørn Olson (Photo provided)

Point of View: Nominate a worthy citizen for First Lady’s Volunteer Awards

As we move forward into a new decade, I am happy to continue the First Lady’s Volunteer Awards, an annual tradition started by First Lady… Continue reading

Point of View: Republican standards of morality have fallen

Bill Clinton was impeached by the Republican controlled House of Representatives in 1999 for having an affair with a White House staff member which he… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2020
  • By Therese Lewandowski For the Homer News
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Letters to the Editor

Murkowski should let witnesses testify Regardless of my personal opinion on President Trump’s continued disregard for the U.S. Constitution and quite frankly obvious guilt, I… Continue reading

Point of View: Thunberg’s ‘How dare you?’ creates false narrative

From Greta Thunberg: “How dare you,” indeed. How dare her parents, her educators and her government steal her youth, rob her of joy, happiness and… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2020
  • By Duane Christiansen For the Homer News
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Point of View: Focusing on the fundamentals

I am not new to Alaska or to the Alaska State Troopers, having served more than 20 years in the ranks. However I write today… Continue reading

Point of View: Charity doesn’t always have to be so conventional

In a fast-paced world, one’s goals, needs and responsibility to pay bills often takes a central theme and charity somehow takes a backseat. At times,… Continue reading

Point of View: Consider economic health in wellness check

Whenever I do a scan of my personal 8 Dimensions of Wellness, economic health is consistently one that I feel ambivalent about. Considering our definition,… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Just imagine First, imagine a president who is competent and compassionate, a fully capable yet humble person eloquent, honorable and wise. Then, imagine voting for… Continue reading

Point of View: This is a bad time to harass Kachemak Bay wildlife

In case anyone hasn’t noticed, our ecosystems in Alaska are collapsing. It all starts in the Arctic, specifically the Bering Sea where the ominous signs… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Cousin appreciates support for Berg family I was 9-years old, living in Ghana, West Africa where my parents were working at the U.S. Embassy. I remember… Continue reading

Point of View: Recall 2020 – Alaskans scale up to make history

Alongside more than 49,000 Alaskans who signed the recall application, we’re celebrating a major development in our historic, bipartisan movement to remove Governor Dunleavy from… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2020
  • Joe Usibelli Sr., Vic Fischer, Arliss Sturgulewski
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Suzanne Greenwood. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Disamenity and invention

“Choose your battles wisely — there will be never-ending options here.” Those were words of advice I received during my first week in Homer 22… Continue reading

Suzanne Greenwood. (Photo provided)