Donna Aderhold. (Photo by Taz Tally / Courtesy of Donna Aderhold)

Point of View: On following the science

Each week I read the Letters to the Editor in the Homer News with interest so I can gain insights into the varied perspectives of… Continue reading

 

McKibben Jackinsky. (Photo courtesy of McKibben Jackinsky)

Point of View: Caregivers Support Group shows others willing to help

On the morning of Aug. 27, my husband, Sandy, and I said goodbye as he left home to go fishing with his son. Little did… Continue reading

 

Ron Gillham represents District 30 in the Alaska State House. (Courtesy photo)

Point of Vew: Alaska, resource development and an eye for the future

When Alaskans set their minds toward a project, no matter the difficulty, we do what others say, “can’t be done.”

 

Gov. Mike Dunleavy shakes hands with Rear Adm. Matthew T. Bell Jr. during a Change of Command and retirement ceremony Friday, April 23, 2021 at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Point of View: New Coast Guard cutters belong in Southeast Alaska

Let’s bring all hands on deck and get to work.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy shakes hands with Rear Adm. Matthew T. Bell Jr. during a Change of Command and retirement ceremony Friday, April 23, 2021 at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Juneau Empire file photo)

Point of View: Tourism relief is on the way

I’m proposing legislation directing $150 million of those funds toward broad, tourism-related relief.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Juneau Empire file photo)
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Point of View: What’s your Green Dot?

Have you been wondering how to make a difference in our world today? With everything else going on, do I even have the energy to… Continue reading

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Louie Flora.

Point of View: Vote Flora for renewable energy

My name is Louie Flora and I am running for a seat on the Homer Electric Association (HEA) Board of Directors, in district 3, which… Continue reading

Louie Flora.
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Point of View: Pay it Forward — It matters only that you care

It is gray and snowing again, big sloppy wet flakes that turn to rain before reaching the ground. I am buoyed by the forecast which… Continue reading

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Nina Faust

Point of View: Celebrate Citizen Science Month with Crane Watch

April is Citizen Science Month, an opportunity for people to get involved in Citizen Science projects all over the country and right in their own… Continue reading

Nina Faust
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Point of View: Land acknowledgment works toward racial justice

From Uzintun to lands north of Niqnalchint, Indigenous place names honor First Peoples

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Point of View: Walking the talk on responsible energy development

Sen. Josh Revak, R-Anchorage, recently stated in an op-ed, “Alaska has and continues to be a shining example of responsible resource and energy development —… Continue reading

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Point of View: Take it for Team Alaska

It was a highly contagious germ that existed since the beginning of time. In mummified Pharoahs’ bones, evidence of tuberculosis was found. It lived in… Continue reading

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Peter Zuyus

Point of View: HB 137 supports Alaska rural communities like Homer

House Bill 137 was introduced by Rep. Zack Fields. The bill will keep State Division of Motor Vehicle offices open and stop the predatory and… Continue reading

Peter Zuyus
Ariel Silverman (Photo courtesy of Ariel Silverman)

Point of View: The costs of climate change on the Pebble Mine

In November 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) denied the Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) a key permit necessary to build the Pebble Mine,… Continue reading

Ariel Silverman (Photo courtesy of Ariel Silverman)
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Point of View: One year later

“In like a lion, out like a lamb” is how we like to think of the month of March. Change and transition. Last March we… Continue reading

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Kim McNett in a photo taken in March 2014 on one of her Arctic adventures. (Photo by Bjørn Olson)

Point of View: Peatlands can help draw down and sequester carbon

Peatlands, also known as muskeg or bogs, are a familiar spongy, soggy landscape feature on the lower Kenai Peninsula. Peat, however, is not just any… Continue reading

Kim McNett in a photo taken in March 2014 on one of her Arctic adventures. (Photo by Bjørn Olson)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses Alaskans during a remote press conference on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Dunleavy announced that the COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all Alaskans who want it. (Screenshot)

Point of View: The end is in sight

Tuesday night, I announced that COVID-19 vaccines are now available to any Alaskan who wants one. While seniors and our most vulnerable will continue to… Continue reading

Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses Alaskans during a remote press conference on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Dunleavy announced that the COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all Alaskans who want it. (Screenshot)
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

Larry Smith
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

Dotti Harness-Foster. (Photo by Jim Lavrakas)
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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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