Editorial: ‘Two Old Women’ offers wisdom on veto overrides

In the Alaska Native classic novel, “Two Old Women,” author Velma Wallis tells the story of two elders left behind by their tribe during a… Continue reading

 

Editorial: Council should have rescinded tainted ordinance

The Homer City Council at its regular meeting on Monday blew a chance to stand up for transparency and fairness in government. In a 3-3… Continue reading

 

Editorial: Honor and grieve with the Coast Guard

On the theme of “Coasting Through Winter,” this weekend for the Homer Winter Carnival we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Coast Guard in Homer.… Continue reading

 

Editorial: Dunleavy’s Procrustean budget

Gov. Mike Dunleavy deserves both acclaim and criticism for his proposed fiscal year 2020 budget. While he’s not the first governor to present a budget… Continue reading

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

Editorial: Teaching moments

The recent controversy regarding videotaped encounters between Native Americans, Catholic high school boys and Hebrew Black Israelites on Jan. 20 at the Lincoln Memorial in… Continue reading

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

After attacks on journalists, we remain defiant

We’re not going to grumble about our jobs as journalists. Yeah, the industry has been stressed lately, and we’ve toiled under tight budgets and with… Continue reading

Vote ‘yes’ on Prop 1 for new cop shop

A few weeks ago the security alarm at the Homer News went off on a Saturday. We’ve always known the Homer Police work hard to… Continue reading

Herring sizes down as season progresses

Herring fisheries are moving up the coast to Kodiak, Cook Inlet and the Bering Sea, after the Sitka Sound herring fishery was shut down with… Continue reading

Halibut season gets off to rocky start

The 2018 halibut season got off to a late, rocky and confusing start when the International Pacific Halibut Commission was unable to agree on catch… Continue reading

ADF&G release Bristol Bay processing survey

ADF&G has released the 2018 Bristol Bay sockeye salmon processing capacity survey summary, and to the surprise of almost no one, the 12 processors surveyed,… Continue reading

Stand for Salmon moving forward

The controversial Stand For Salmon ballot initiative aiming for a place on the November 2018 state-wide ballot has cleared an important hurdle by collecting the… Continue reading

Board of Fish meets in Anchorage

The Alaska Board of Fisheries is holding a meeting for state-wide Dungeness crab, shrimp and other miscellaneous shellfish next week, from March 6 through 9… Continue reading

US, Canada split on halibut quotas

The International Pacific Halibut Commission annual meeting ended last week with the two countries involved, the United States and Canada, unable to come to an… Continue reading

NPFMC meets Feb. 5

The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council is preparing for its 237th plenary meeting beginning Monday, Feb. 5, continuing through Feb. 12. The meeting does not… Continue reading

Micciche bill would cut east-side setnet permits

Kenai Peninsula Sen. Peter Micciche has pre-filed Senate Bill 135 that aims to create a new administrative area and reduce Upper Cook Inlet east side… Continue reading

Fishermen get short reprieve on EPA discharge rules

Alaska’s congressional delegation has secured another short-lived extension to exempt smaller Alaska fishing vessels, under 79 feet, from Environmental Protection Agency incidental discharge regulations, which… Continue reading

Tax dispute could have far-reaching implications

A tax dispute between a single fishing company and the state of Alaska could have far-reaching consequences for fishing towns across the state, according to… Continue reading

Fishermen had mixed year

Alaska fishermen had a mixed year in 2017, with prices up but product down in some crab fisheries, quota up but prices down in the… Continue reading

BOF to look at new squid fishery

Warming waters may be opening up new opportunities for fishermen in Southeast Alaska as spawning market squid have been spotted, according to the Juneau Empire.… Continue reading

NPFMC drops cod quota

As expected, the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council has voted to drop the Gulf of Alaska Pacific cod quota by 80 percent, from the 2017… Continue reading