Point of View: Fair Share Act ballot initiative would recover Alaska’s profits from oil

Earlier this year, Alaska was torn apart by a supposed choice between slashing education, health care and other government services, vs. slashing our Permanent Fund… Continue reading

 

Lela Ryterski

Point of View: ‘Occupy’ Democrats to help choose the party’s presidential nominee

Bernie Sanders changed his affiliation so he could run as a Democrat. Marianne Williamson changed her affiliation so she could run as a Democrat. I… Continue reading

 

Emily Johnson conducts a land acknowledgment of Bishop’s Beach as Tuggeght, the Dena’ina word for “beluga,” at the art event, SHORE: Tuggeght, on Nov. 7, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Acknowledging Native names sparks Bunnell effort toward equity, inclusion

Emily Johnson returns home to Alaska every year to spend time with her family during traditional times of subsistence harvest. During her stay, the Yup’ik… Continue reading

 

Point of View: Trump is making progress on the opioid crisis

Since President Donald Trump’s first day in office, and from my first day as his health secretary, our country’s opioid crisis has been one of… Continue reading

Point of View: During Domestic Violence Awareness Month #1Thing can make all the difference

The state of Alaska has ranked number one for the past four years as the state with the highest rate of women being killed by… Continue reading

Point of View: Homer could benefit from Restorative Justice program

What do we do when we experience conflict? How do we feel when we know that we have been harmed? Communities and schools across the… Continue reading

Point of View: Time to rethink halibut bycatch regulations

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is meeting in Homer this week for the first time in 36 years. A major item up for… Continue reading

Kelly Cooper (Photo provided)

Point of View: Is it time for a borough manager form of government?

As we prepare for the election on Oct. 1, residents of the peninsula have questions about Ballot Proposition 1. I ask that you set aside… Continue reading

Kelly Cooper (Photo provided)

Point of View: Support Prop A to help keep plastics out of oceans

Traveling through Alaska by human-power has been a lifelong obsession of mine. Last August, my partner Kim McNett and I rode our fat-bikes from Kotzebue… Continue reading

Don and Sherry Stead.

Point of View: Beverage board doesn’t need clarity on brewery activities

The State of Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is proposing clarification to the regulations governing Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries. The ABC’s duties are to adopt… Continue reading

Don and Sherry Stead.

Point of View: Raise generous children by encouraging philanthropy

Nestled on the bookshelf next to the Nancy Drew books and Magic, the black stuffed dog, sat three cookie tin jars in a row. In… Continue reading

Point of View: Why you should vote for me, Storm for Homer City Council

I am running for Homer City Council because I love this community. This is my home, the home of my parents, my grandparents and most… Continue reading

Point of View: The job of the Homer City Council is to do what’s best for the city as a whole

I have been contemplating my three years on the Homer City Council. Looking at the council from the outside, we can make judgments about what… Continue reading

Point of View: Think Tank solutions for Our Hamlet by the Sea

Empty your mind and picture a City Council created just for us. Imagine one that’s designed special here at the End of the Road. A… Continue reading

Point of View: Stroozas: Running for a second term to keep ‘balanced wisdom’ on council

There are many reasons why we live in Homer but a common denominator exists for each of us who reside “at the end of the… Continue reading

Dana Pruhs

Point of View: The fire that never should have happened

The decision by federal officials to not allow initial attack on the Swan Lake Fire needs to be seriously examined. A look at media reports… Continue reading

Dana Pruhs

Point of View: State, feds should open up land for farming

You can’t handle the truth. Smokey Bear and the U.S. Forest Service announced on the radio recently that 2,000 square miles of forests are burnt… Continue reading

Penelope Haas.

Point of View: Sussing out the truth on section-line easements

A recent petition to remove or “vacate” a section line easement near Dorothy Drive and East Skyline Drive has caused an outsized and at times… Continue reading

Penelope Haas.

Point of View: Hygiene kits keep making a difference for refugees on southern border

A much belated thank you to those who are making a difference at our nation’s southern border. About 15 people showed up at Grace Ridge… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2019
  • By Lori Evans, Sherry Stead and McKibben Jackinsky For the Homer News
  • OpinionPoint of View
McKibben Jackinsky. (Photo by Janelle Orth)

Point of View: Don’t let Big Oil shut you up

It was a packed house at Land’s End Resort on Aug. 22. Homer, Anchor Point, Nanwalek and Ninilchik residents wanted details about Hilcorp’s plan for… Continue reading

McKibben Jackinsky. (Photo by Janelle Orth)