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Alaska Voices: Major oil companies can afford to pay fair share

If you are an Alaskan, you should vote to amend SB21 to be fair by voting “yes” on Prop 1.

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Letters to the Editor

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Point of View: Increasing pollution may push Cook Inlet beluga whale towards extinction

Point of View: Increasing pollution may push Cook Inlet beluga whale towards extinction

There is an enduring struggle in Cook Inlet to balance developing natural resources while protecting the watershed’s rich biodiversity and thriving tourism and fishing industries.… Continue reading

Point of View: Increasing pollution may push Cook Inlet beluga whale towards extinction
Point of View: Why doing the right thing for UAA means a fall semester online

Point of View: Why doing the right thing for UAA means a fall semester online

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Alaska and across the country, university administrators have grappled with the difficult question of how… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2020
  • By Cathy Sandeen and Natasha Pineda For the Homer News
  • Point of View
Point of View: Why doing the right thing for UAA means a fall semester online
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Water is life Yesterday evening a call came from Defend Bristol Bay. The lovely voice on the other end asked if I would call Sen.… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor
Candidate Point of View: Kelly Cooper

Candidate Point of View: Kelly Cooper

Dear Alaskans of District 31, I’m writing to ask for your vote on Nov. 3. You may know my voice from listening in to Kenai… Continue reading

Candidate Point of View: Kelly Cooper
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Vote Cooper for House Kelly Cooper has been an exemplary borough assembly member for six years, and deserves your vote to be our state house… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor
Alaska Senate District P candidate John Cox. (Photo courtesy John Cox)

Point of View: Remodeling Alaska’s fishing industry

On the 18th of August there will be two issues that will be brought to the forefront of today’s political arena and decided: Alaska’s binding… Continue reading

Alaska Senate District P candidate John Cox. (Photo courtesy John Cox)
This Sept. 18, 2019, file photo shows the view of the U.S. Capitol building from the Washington Monument in Washington. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Sound Publishing Editorial: Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism

Bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House would offer tax credits to advertisers and subscribers.

This Sept. 18, 2019, file photo shows the view of the U.S. Capitol building from the Washington Monument in Washington. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Point of View: Your opinion matters

Point of View: Your opinion matters

This week All Homer area community members will be receiving a colorful postcard in their mailboxes and post office boxes. Don’t clump it with your… Continue reading

Point of View: Your opinion matters
Candidate Point of View: Sarah Vance

Candidate Point of View: Sarah Vance

Dear Friends, it has been my pleasure serving you in the Alaska Legislature. We have experienced some challenging times together, but I believe the best… Continue reading

Candidate Point of View: Sarah Vance
Michael O’Meara’s cartoon for Aug. 6, 2020.

Letters to the Editor

Lesson learned from pandemic: Save I want to thank the Homer News staff and the many members of the Homer community who have kept me… Continue reading

Michael O’Meara’s cartoon for Aug. 6, 2020.
Gary Turner, Kenai Peninsula College director. (Photo courtesy of Gary Turner)

Point of View: Kenai Peninsula College and COVID-19

We don’t like it, but we are doing the best we can with the hand we’ve been dealt.

Gary Turner, Kenai Peninsula College director. (Photo courtesy of Gary Turner)
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Honor lost Civil Rights leaders This week, the world lost two incredible human beings, two luminaries of the Civil Rights Movement: Rev. CT Vivian and… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor
Candidate Point of View: Gary Stevens

Candidate Point of View: Gary Stevens

It has been my pleasure to represent this district in the Alaska Senate. I ask for your vote in the coming primary election. We face… Continue reading

Candidate Point of View: Gary Stevens
John Cox. (Photo courtesy John Cox)

Candidate Point of View: John Cox

When you step into that voting booth on Aug. 18. and Nov. 3, you should ask yourself just these two questions: “Why am I voting… Continue reading

John Cox. (Photo courtesy John Cox)
Candidate Point of View: Greg Madden

Candidate Point of View: Greg Madden

Whether it’s Democrats or Republicans in control, we get more spending and bigger government. I don’t believe that government is the answer to our societal… Continue reading

Candidate Point of View: Greg Madden
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Well it has been 9 months since my daughter Anesha “Duffy” Murnane has been abducted; that is 40 weeks or 280 days. That… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor
Point of View: Are We Okay? A Message from Alaska’s Hospitals and Nursing Homes on COVID-19

Point of View: Are We Okay? A Message from Alaska’s Hospitals and Nursing Homes on COVID-19

Over the past month, decision makers, stakeholders, and media have routinely inquired about “hospital capacity” in light of increasing COVID-19 case counts. The real question… Continue reading

Point of View: Are We Okay? A Message from Alaska’s Hospitals and Nursing Homes on COVID-19
This undated file photo shows John Hancock’s signature on the Declaration of Independence, which was formally signed by 56 members of Congress beginning Aug. 2, 1776. (AP Photo, File)                                FILE - This undated file photo shows John Hancock’s signature on the Declaration of Independence, which was formally signed by 56 members of Congress beginning Aug. 2, 1776. National Public Radio marked Independence Day on July 4th, 2017, by tweeting the entire declaration, but it seems some Twitter users didn’t recognize what they were reading. Some of the founders’ criticisms of King George III were met with angry responses from supporters of President Donald Trump, who seemed to believe the tweets were a reference to the current president. Others were under the impression NPR was trying to provoke Trump with the tweets. (AP Photo, File)

Point of View: Our republic

We recently celebrated the birthday of our nation, July 4, 1776, the signing of the Declaration of Independence. A few year later between 1787-1790 the… Continue reading

This undated file photo shows John Hancock’s signature on the Declaration of Independence, which was formally signed by 56 members of Congress beginning Aug. 2, 1776. (AP Photo, File)                                FILE - This undated file photo shows John Hancock’s signature on the Declaration of Independence, which was formally signed by 56 members of Congress beginning Aug. 2, 1776. National Public Radio marked Independence Day on July 4th, 2017, by tweeting the entire declaration, but it seems some Twitter users didn’t recognize what they were reading. Some of the founders’ criticisms of King George III were met with angry responses from supporters of President Donald Trump, who seemed to believe the tweets were a reference to the current president. Others were under the impression NPR was trying to provoke Trump with the tweets. (AP Photo, File)