Point of View: Say ‘yes’ to Alaska Fair Share Oil Tax

Nearly all Alaskans have a common problem. They want more money for an increased Permanent Fund Dividend or they want more money for maintaining vital… Continue reading

 

Point of View: State initiative puts Alaska’s coastal communities, consumers at risk

Thirty years ago, the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill forever changed our relationship with Alaska’s oil production and transportation industries. Devastated by the enormity of… Continue reading

 

Point of View: Homer Thrift is more than a store

Many people do not realize that Homer Thrift, located on Ocean Drive, is a program of South Peninsula Haven House. Through employment security and on-the-job… Continue reading

 

Shelley Gill

Point of View: Alaskans should recall Dunleavy for ‘destroying the life’s work of a generation’

I’m sure by now most of Homer knows that the Homer writer’s conference was one of the first things to get the chop when the… Continue reading

Shelley Gill
Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Corri A. Feige. (Photo provided)

Opinion: This land is your land

The Department of Natural Resources shares Guthrie’s belief that “this land was made for you and me.”

Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Corri A. Feige. (Photo provided)

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

Lela Ryterski
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

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: 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

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