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Point of View: Fix the Permanent Fund dividend now

The other day I was discussing politics with an old friend who told me I perceived the technicolor world in black-and-white terms. This was a… Continue reading

 

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Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that has been providing free civil legal aid to Alaskans in need since we… Continue reading

 

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives an interview in the state Capitol on Monday, June 7, 2021, in Juneau, Alaska. The governor urged legislative action on his proposal for the dividend paid to residents from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives an interview in the state Capitol on Monday, June 7, 2021, in Juneau, Alaska. The governor urged legislative action on his proposal for the dividend paid to residents from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Point of View: Still fighting for Alaskan families

“I was left with little choice but to veto both the PFD and legislative per diem.”

 

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Pay It Forward: Parks build villages

My young son has recently discovered parks. If there is a slide, we are on it. A swing? Get out of the way, toddler coming… Continue reading

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Greg Brush passes Kenai conservation on to the next generation of anglers by releasing a king salmon. (Photo courtesy Greg Brush)

Voices of the Peninsula: Decision devastating for dwindling king populations

We have fewer Kenai River chinook than we used to and they are smaller on average than they once were.

Greg Brush passes Kenai conservation on to the next generation of anglers by releasing a king salmon. (Photo courtesy Greg Brush)
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Point of View: Pandemic lock-down offered Christian Scientists time to reflect

In this year often defined by uncertainty, I have been blessed by the continued support of the Christian Science Society here in Homer, Alaska. This… Continue reading

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Point of View: Alaskans should be good stewards of our home

It’s a great time of year, when Alaskans emerge from the long, dark winter and launch eagerly into the great outdoors, ready to experience again… Continue reading

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Point of View: New skatepark encourages activity for all ages

You may have heard that money is being raised for a new construction project at the Homer Skatepark located at the HERC building. If so,… Continue reading

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Point of View: The Link: Violence and Its Associations

Editor’s note: This Point of View is part of a series of persuasive essays written by students in Sean Campbell’s AP Language and Composition class.… Continue reading

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Point of View: Employer accountability for racial justice

May 25, 2021 marked one year since George Floyd was murdered by Derek Chauvin. Police officer Chauvin placed his knee on George Floyd’s neck for… Continue reading

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Point of View: Consumer nation

Editor’s note: This Point of View is part of a series of persuasive essays written by students in Sean Campbell’s AP Language and Composition class.… Continue reading

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Point of View: America’s anti-humanism begins with abortion

Editor’s note: This Point of View is part of a series of persuasive essays written by students in Sean Campbell’s AP Language and Composition class.… Continue reading

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Point of View: The NBA’s Most Valuable Players

Editor’s note: This Point of View is part of a series of persuasive essays written by students in Sean Campbell’s AP Language and Composition class.… Continue reading

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Point of View: There’s no more need for the SAT

Editor’s note: This Point of View is part of a series of persuasive essays written by students in Sean Campbell’s AP Language and Composition class.… Continue reading

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Point of View: Help and conversation

It’s 37 degrees as I emerge from the dark house into the blue of dawn. When I step off the deck, the cold ground takes… Continue reading

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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

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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

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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.”

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