Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Seeing is believing Dear Editor, Listening is not always hearing, but seeing is believing. I listened to the Homer City Council meeting on July 1.… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor
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Point of View: Pay it Forward — Communities take care of each other

As your community hospital, South Peninsula Hospital has been taking extreme measures to protect the health and wellbeing of our patients and staff during the… Continue reading

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Chris Fischer in a photo taken on July 6, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Chris Fischer)

Point of View: What it was like being in unofficial parade with a BLM banner

I am writing today to let the people of Homer know about what it was like to try and participate in the unofficial Fourth of… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2020
  • By Chris Fischer and Joey Lothian For the Homer News
  • Point of View
Chris Fischer in a photo taken on July 6, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Chris Fischer)
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Seniors need community support in pandemic Homer Senior Citizens Inc. has now been cleared for the novel coronavirus. Thank you to the dedicated, loyal, and… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor
Point of View: Let’s keep ‘yellow jack’ from flying over more boats

Point of View: Let’s keep ‘yellow jack’ from flying over more boats

In the maritime business during a pandemic, the last thing anyone wants to see on the water is a vessel flying the “Yellow Jack,” the… Continue reading

Point of View: Let’s keep ‘yellow jack’ from flying over more boats
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Point of View: Mental health tools and the power of a connected community

At the invitation of Kathleen Gustafson, I had the opportunity to participate in KBBI’s first ever remote live stream Coffee Table last week. The topic… Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

SPARC grateful for foundation support On behalf of the Board of Directors of SAH, Soccer, which operates the South Peninsula Athletic and Recreation Center, I… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Homer Foundation helps seniors in pandemic relief The Anchor Point Senior Citizens Inc (APSCI) has been working hard to keep our seniors and residents connected… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor
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Point of View: Alaska should invest in its greatest resource — our children

As Alaskans we are facing difficult challenges and uncertain times. As a state we are facing health and economic challenges not seen before, which makes… Continue reading

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Point of View: Support new Voting Rights Act

The League of Women Voters is in the process of celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, a Constitutional Amendment that… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2020
  • By Lois Andree, Lois Pilifant and Cathleen Rolph For the Homer News
  • Point of View
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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Government always ends up the oppressor Hal Spence again spilled valuable ink in fulfilling another fool’s errand in his recent letter to the editor. Spence… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor
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Point of View: Department of Public Safety provides accountability

Members of the public are encouraged to make their concerns known

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Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Juneau office on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Point of View: Bristol Bay fishermen oppose Pebble employee’s nomination to Board of Fish

Alaska’s fisheries belong to the people.

  • Jun 10, 2020
  • By DeeDee Bennis, Mike Bianchi, Konrad Schaad
Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Juneau office on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Point of View: The Second Amendment needs no sanctuary

Point of View: The Second Amendment needs no sanctuary

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly along with the borough mayor have embarked on a pointless effort to declare the borough a “Sanctuary for… Continue reading

Point of View: The Second Amendment needs no sanctuary
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
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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
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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

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