Alaska Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer. (Photo courtesy Lt. Governor's office)

Point of View: Thanks to Alaskans for participating in the democratic process

This year has been one for the record books, and this month’s election was no exception. Turning out in numbers that haven’t been seen in… Continue reading

 

The logo for South Peninsula Hospital. (Image courtesy South Peninsula Hospital)

Point of View: Help us to help you by being COVID-19 safe

Doctors seek community action in keeping COVID-19 numbers down

  • Nov 24, 2020
  • By South Peninsula Hospital Medical Executive Committee For the Homer News
  • OpinionPoint of View

 

Zoe Stonorov. (Photo courtesy of Zoe Stonorov)

Point of View: Community and isolation

Be kind to each other during the pandemic.

 

A "hug raincheck" sticker Flo Larson received in the summer of 2020 in Homer, Alaska, made her realize how much she missed human contact during the COVID-19 pandemic, she writes. (Photo courtesy Flo Larson)

Point of View: Thoughts about the pandemic

Last summer, while standing on the boardwalk on the Spit, an acquaintance walked by. Without a word, she handed me something flat and plastic. I… Continue reading

A "hug raincheck" sticker Flo Larson received in the summer of 2020 in Homer, Alaska, made her realize how much she missed human contact during the COVID-19 pandemic, she writes. (Photo courtesy Flo Larson)
West Homer Elementary School Principal Eric Waltenbaugh.

Point of View: Keep practicing COVID-19 safety to reopen schools

Safe practices, testing and contact tracing will bring numbers down.

West Homer Elementary School Principal Eric Waltenbaugh.
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (Logo provided)

Point of View: The season of giving thanks

Reflect on gratitude in stressful times

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (Logo provided)
Sen. Gary Stevens. (Photo by Clark James Mishler, courtesy of Doug Letch)

Candidate Point of View: Gary Stevens

Senate District P candidates Gary Stevens and Greg Madden were invited to submit a 650-word point of view on any subject relating to their campaign… Continue reading

Sen. Gary Stevens. (Photo by Clark James Mishler, courtesy of Doug Letch)
A sample ballot shows a hypothetical ranked-vote system for voting on senior issues. (Illustration by Peter Zuyus)

Point of View: Seniors should vote ‘no’ on Ballot Measure 2

Ballot Measure 2 could work against interests of seniors

A sample ballot shows a hypothetical ranked-vote system for voting on senior issues. (Illustration by Peter Zuyus)
The logo for Alaskans For Better Elections, the group supporting Ballot Measure 2.

Point of View: Alaskans should chooseAlaska’s future

Vote ‘yes’ on Ballot Measure 2 for better elections

The logo for Alaskans For Better Elections, the group supporting Ballot Measure 2.
Alaska House District 31 candidate Kelly Cooper. (Photo by Tim Steinberg)

Candidate Point of View: Kelly Cooper

I want to take a moment and set aside all the noise from this campaign. I know you’re tired of all the spin, campaign rhetoric… Continue reading

Alaska House District 31 candidate Kelly Cooper. (Photo by Tim Steinberg)
Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) poses for a photo on June 12, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Hannah Vance)

Candidate Point of View: Sarah Vance

Dear Friends, Election Day is almost here. Buttons, flags, road signs, flyers, radio ads … Oh, the radio ads are almost behind us for another… Continue reading

Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) poses for a photo on June 12, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Hannah Vance)
Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska Chief Medical Officer. (Photo courtesy of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)

Point of View: Why all Alaskans should join me in getting a flu shot this year

During pandemic, getting a flu shot is more important than ever

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska Chief Medical Officer. (Photo courtesy of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)
The Homer Foundation logo.

Point of View: Pay It Forward through educational opportunities

I spent much of my life working in universities and colleges. I was honored to help educate a few generations of college students. I almost… Continue reading

The Homer Foundation logo.
Xochitl Lopez-Ayala stands in front of the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic booth at Pride 2019 on June 22, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Xochitl Lopez-Ayala)

Point of View: Reproductive justice is also immigrant justice

The Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic Board recognizes that reproductive justice is all encompassing. Reproductive justice as defined by the organization Sister Song is “The… Continue reading

Xochitl Lopez-Ayala stands in front of the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic booth at Pride 2019 on June 22, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Xochitl Lopez-Ayala)
Hal Shepherd in an undated photo taken near Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Hal Shepherd.)

Point of View: Is sacrificing ANWR worth it?

There are alternatives to sacrificing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain

Hal Shepherd in an undated photo taken near Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Hal Shepherd.)
Lane Chesley. (Photo courtesy Lane Chesley)

Candidate Point of View: Lane Chesley

Southern Kenai Peninsula senior population on the rise and requires health care focus

Lane Chesley. (Photo courtesy Lane Chesley)
Ronnie Leach. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Domestic Violence in the time of COVID

October is Domestic Violence (DV) Awareness month. This is a time for all of us to collectively speak out about the negative impacts domestic violence… Continue reading

Ronnie Leach. (Photo provided)
Ariel Silverman (Photo courtesy of Ariel Silverman)

Point of View: Why recycling electronics helps fight Pebble

For the past 15 years, Cook Inletkeeper and its partners have hosted electronics recycling (e-cycling) events around the Kenai Peninsula. As this year’s events fast… Continue reading

Ariel Silverman (Photo courtesy of Ariel Silverman)
Caroline Venuti. (Photo courtesy Caroline Venuti)

Candidate Point of View: Caroline Venuti

Venuti: ‘The most effective City Council Member is one who listens’

Caroline Venuti. (Photo courtesy Caroline Venuti)
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships logo provided.

Point of View: Celebrate those who recover from addiction this month

September is national recovery month, an international observance to celebrate the millions of people in recovery from substance use. Most of us know someone who… Continue reading

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships logo provided.
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