Point of View: Decency

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

Point of View: Decency
Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor
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

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

Letters to the Editor
The Homer Foundation logo.

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

The Homer Foundation logo.
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

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

Letters to the Editor
Point of View: Oil taxes, what oil taxes?

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: Oil taxes, what oil taxes?
Point of View: COVID-19 harms children in seen and unseen ways

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

Point of View: COVID-19 harms children in seen and unseen ways
Letters to the Editor

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
Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor
Point of View: Big and small, UA campuses need our support in the recall of governor

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: Big and small, UA campuses need our support in the recall of governor
Point of View: Homer’s Beluga Slough — A special sandhill crane nesting and viewing area

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: Homer’s Beluga Slough — A special sandhill crane nesting and viewing area
Point of View: Pebble and Dunleavy: How the commercial fishing “essential service” declaration reveals irony at its finest

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

Point of View: Pebble and Dunleavy: How the commercial fishing “essential service” declaration reveals irony at its finest
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)
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Possibly eternal gratitude I would like to express my appreciation to all the folks that have been willing to brave the perilous journey from Anchorage… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Point of View: Be strong and pass it on

When I was cross country ski coach at Homer Middle School at some point before the first race we’d focus several practice sessions on the… Continue reading

Point of View: Skilled Alaska workers deserve our thanks

Point of View: Skilled Alaska workers deserve our thanks

Dave Reaves, Business Manager for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1547. (Photo by Chris Arend, Courtesy of IBEW Local 1547) Let’s be real. Staying-in-place… Continue reading

Point of View: Skilled Alaska workers deserve our thanks
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for runner support A big thank you to the Homer Foundation’s Opportunity Fund from the Kachemak Bay Running Club’s Board of Directors for its… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor