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

Editorial: In the darkest moments, there is light ahead

In Christianity, the season of Advent heralds the coming of Christ at Christmas, but it also is a time to reflect upon the darkness of… Continue reading

A Remington Deluxe Model 5 manual typewriter. (Homer News file photo)
Catherine Cassidy. (Photo courtesy Catherine Cassidy)

Point of View: Dunleavy takes a wrecking ball to peninsula fishing economy

The Kenai Peninsula was delivered a low blow by Gov. Mike Dunleavy this month. At the very end of a four-year process intended to bring… Continue reading

Catherine Cassidy. (Photo courtesy Catherine Cassidy)
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Dec. 24, 2020.

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Michael O’Meara’s cartoon for Dec. 17, 2020.
The Homer Foundation logo.

Point of View: :Pay it Forward — It’s time to ‘lean in’ through volunteer efforts

‘Lean in’ experience from Zoom talk can be expanded as community support during pandemic.

The Homer Foundation logo.
Rear Adm. Stephen Barnett, Commander, Navy Region Northwest, in a photo taken in January 2020. (Photo courtesy U.S. Navy Public Affairs)

Point of View: Navy training in Alaska vital for real-world response readiness

The Gulf of Alaska is the site of a critical military training area where the U.S. Navy has trained safely and effectively for more than… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2020
  • By Rear Adm. Stephen Barnett For the Homer News
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Rear Adm. Stephen Barnett, Commander, Navy Region Northwest, in a photo taken in January 2020. (Photo courtesy U.S. Navy Public Affairs)
David W. Schade, director of the state Division of Agriculture (courtesy)

Point of View: Now that industrial hemp is legal, Alaska’s industry must follow law

While industrial hemp is an old-time agricultural crop, many still think of cannabis only as marijuana.

David W. Schade, director of the state Division of Agriculture (courtesy)
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Dec. 10, 2020.

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Pam Brodie

Point of View: Murkowski could hold key to unifying America

A lot rides on the outcome of the Georgia U.S. Senate run-off elections, but some things will be the same no matter who wins. Whether… Continue reading

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In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, then-Alaska Gov. Bill Walker addresses delegates at the annual Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Point of View: Alaska’s Gasline — the time is now

I am pleased to be a founding member of the newly formed Alaska Gasline & LNG, LLC. (AGLNG) alongside Alaska Laborers’ Local 341, longtime Fairbanks… Continue reading

In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, then-Alaska Gov. Bill Walker addresses delegates at the annual Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Dec. 3, 2020.

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Alaska Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer. (Photo courtesy Lt. Governor's office)

Point of View: Thanks to Alaskans for participating in the democratic process

This year has been one for the record books, and this month’s election was no exception. Turning out in numbers that haven’t been seen in… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2020
  • By Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer For the Homer News
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Alaska Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer. (Photo courtesy Lt. Governor's office)
The logo for South Peninsula Hospital. (Image courtesy South Peninsula Hospital)

Point of View: Help us to help you by being COVID-19 safe

Doctors seek community action in keeping COVID-19 numbers down

  • Nov 24, 2020
  • By South Peninsula Hospital Medical Executive Committee For the Homer News
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Zoe Stonorov. (Photo courtesy of Zoe Stonorov)

Point of View: Community and isolation

Be kind to each other during the pandemic.

Zoe Stonorov. (Photo courtesy of Zoe Stonorov)
A "hug raincheck" sticker Flo Larson received in the summer of 2020 in Homer, Alaska, made her realize how much she missed human contact during the COVID-19 pandemic, she writes. (Photo courtesy Flo Larson)

Point of View: Thoughts about the pandemic

Last summer, while standing on the boardwalk on the Spit, an acquaintance walked by. Without a word, she handed me something flat and plastic. I… Continue reading

A "hug raincheck" sticker Flo Larson received in the summer of 2020 in Homer, Alaska, made her realize how much she missed human contact during the COVID-19 pandemic, she writes. (Photo courtesy Flo Larson)
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Nov. 19, 2020.

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

Editorial: Let our better angels prevail

It’s over. President Donald Trump’s hope for another four years collapsed last Saturday when election analysts from the Associated Press to Fox News called the… Continue reading

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West Homer Elementary School Principal Eric Waltenbaugh.

Point of View: Keep practicing COVID-19 safety to reopen schools

Safe practices, testing and contact tracing will bring numbers down.

West Homer Elementary School Principal Eric Waltenbaugh.