Larry Smith

Point of View: Instant Gratification, or Double Your Permanent Fund Marshmallows?

Remember the little children faced with the choice: eat this one marshmallow right now, or wait eight minutes and you can have two? Some kids… Continue reading

 

Dotti Harness-Foster. (Photo by Jim Lavrakas)

Point of View: Movement is life

“Move today and you’ll love moving tomorrow.”- Ruthy Alon, Feldenkrais Practitioner and movement trainer. I haven’t met a soul who couldn’t benefit from moving more… Continue reading

 

Homer Foundation logo.

Point of View: Intention as a means to pay it forward

A few days ago I received a phone call with news that a high school friend living in South Dakota died due to COVID-19. These… Continue reading

 

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Point of View: Tourism needs your help; let us help you go big in 2021

Travel and tourism took a hard hit everywhere, and Alaska was no exception. In-state travel was the difference maker for many businesses in 2020. Alaskans… Continue reading

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Curtis Thayer. (Photo courtesy Alaska Energy Authority)

Point of View: Alaska Energy Authority – committed to our rural neighbors

Nowhere in Alaska is the high cost of energy felt more than in rural communities. While all Alaskans endure high energy costs, the impact is… Continue reading

Curtis Thayer. (Photo courtesy Alaska Energy Authority)
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (Logo provided)

Point of View: Our connection to nature connects us to each other

Appreciation of the natural world that surrounds us can be a unifying element in our community

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (Logo provided)
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Point of View: Events of Jan. 6 represent a failure of civic, constitutional education

Assault on Congress undermined constitutional order and respect for law

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Point of View: A full and complete explanation on Kevin Clarkson

We assert that last year the highest law officer in the state, then Attorney General Kevin Clarkson, willfully violated Alaska law when he sexually harassed… Continue reading

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Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Administration Kelly Tshibaka. (Photo courtesy Department of Administration)

Point of View: Better government or bigger government? It’s your decision

Innovation through public-private partnerships can be good for Alaskans.

Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Administration Kelly Tshibaka. (Photo courtesy Department of Administration)
The logo of the Homer Foundation.

Pay it Forward: Pier One then and now

Local theater perseveres in pandemic.

The logo of the Homer Foundation.
Peter Zuyus

Point of View: Alaska seniors and disabled suffer under Department of Administration change

Closure of Homer, other DMV offices will hurt seniors and disabled.

Peter Zuyus
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Point of View: Sharing the community spirit

Share the Spirit continued programs even in pandemic year.

  • Jan 6, 2021
  • By Jayne Locklar, Jonathan Adams, Shari Daugherty, Kelly Glidden and Emmy Olsen-Drye For the Homer News
  • OpinionPoint of View
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Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (logo provided)

Point of View: Start New Year with ‘Dry January’ sobriety challenge

In American culture, we view the start of the New Year as a time to make life changes, to reflect on the past year, to… Continue reading

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Catherine Cassidy. (Photo courtesy Catherine Cassidy)

Point of View: Dunleavy takes a wrecking ball to peninsula fishing economy

The Kenai Peninsula was delivered a low blow by Gov. Mike Dunleavy this month. At the very end of a four-year process intended to bring… Continue reading

Catherine Cassidy. (Photo courtesy Catherine Cassidy)
The Homer Foundation logo.

Point of View: :Pay it Forward — It’s time to ‘lean in’ through volunteer efforts

‘Lean in’ experience from Zoom talk can be expanded as community support during pandemic.

The Homer Foundation logo.
Rear Adm. Stephen Barnett, Commander, Navy Region Northwest, in a photo taken in January 2020. (Photo courtesy U.S. Navy Public Affairs)

Point of View: Navy training in Alaska vital for real-world response readiness

The Gulf of Alaska is the site of a critical military training area where the U.S. Navy has trained safely and effectively for more than… Continue reading

Rear Adm. Stephen Barnett, Commander, Navy Region Northwest, in a photo taken in January 2020. (Photo courtesy U.S. Navy Public Affairs)
David W. Schade, director of the state Division of Agriculture (courtesy)

Point of View: Now that industrial hemp is legal, Alaska’s industry must follow law

While industrial hemp is an old-time agricultural crop, many still think of cannabis only as marijuana.

David W. Schade, director of the state Division of Agriculture (courtesy)
Pam Brodie

Point of View: Murkowski could hold key to unifying America

A lot rides on the outcome of the Georgia U.S. Senate run-off elections, but some things will be the same no matter who wins. Whether… Continue reading

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In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, then-Alaska Gov. Bill Walker addresses delegates at the annual Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Point of View: Alaska’s Gasline — the time is now

I am pleased to be a founding member of the newly formed Alaska Gasline & LNG, LLC. (AGLNG) alongside Alaska Laborers’ Local 341, longtime Fairbanks… Continue reading

In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, then-Alaska Gov. Bill Walker addresses delegates at the annual Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
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

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