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
  • Point of View
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)

Letters to the Editor

More needs to be done to stop murders of Alaska women Kudos to Senator Murkowski for her leadership on two recent bills that provide resources… Continue reading

Point of View: Village Public Safety Officer program needs reform

Information concerning the Village Public Safety Officer program, through news reports and public media comments, are not totally accurate information that is being put out… Continue reading

Point of View: The 2010s were a decade of perseverance for small businesses

2019 is an exuberant end to the decade. There has never been a better time to start or grow a small business in the current… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Keep recreation options open As users of the Homer Educational and Recreational Complex, we want to make sure that our City Council heard from us… Continue reading

Terry Allen rides his jet ski at Auke Lake on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Point of View: Kachemak Bay is a special place — let’s keep it that way

Gina Poths recently submitted an opinion piece on the Jet Ski issue in Kachemak Bay, and the piece contained so many inaccuracies and downright fabrications… Continue reading

  • Dec 24, 2019
  • By Robert Archibald and Bob Shavelson For the Homer News
  • Point of View
Terry Allen rides his jet ski at Auke Lake on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Letters to the Editor

Give Fish Project helped by donors We have lots to celebrate as we wrap up the decade in which our company, Salmon Sisters, was born —… Continue reading

Point of View: Is everything possible being done to find Duffy and keep us safe?

“What does ‘abduct’ mean?” my 7-year-old daughter asked me the other day. We had just walked into the Homer Public Library, and she’d seen the… Continue reading

Point of View: MAPP-ing your 2020 resolutions

Usually when we hear the phrase “20/20,” we assume people are talking about vision, but now that the new year, and a new decade, is… Continue reading