Point of View: Trails offer respite during pandemic stress

Point of View: Trails offer respite during pandemic stress

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Point of View: Trails offer respite during pandemic stress
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Alaska Voices: Major oil companies can afford to pay fair share

If you are an Alaskan, you should vote to amend SB21 to be fair by voting “yes” on Prop 1.

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Point of View: Increasing pollution may push Cook Inlet beluga whale towards extinction

Point of View: Increasing pollution may push Cook Inlet beluga whale towards extinction

There is an enduring struggle in Cook Inlet to balance developing natural resources while protecting the watershed’s rich biodiversity and thriving tourism and fishing industries.… Continue reading

Point of View: Increasing pollution may push Cook Inlet beluga whale towards extinction
Point of View: Why doing the right thing for UAA means a fall semester online

Point of View: Why doing the right thing for UAA means a fall semester online

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Alaska and across the country, university administrators have grappled with the difficult question of how… Continue reading

Point of View: Why doing the right thing for UAA means a fall semester online
Candidate Point of View: Kelly Cooper

Candidate Point of View: Kelly Cooper

Dear Alaskans of District 31, I’m writing to ask for your vote on Nov. 3. You may know my voice from listening in to Kenai… Continue reading

Candidate Point of View: Kelly Cooper
Alaska Senate District P candidate John Cox. (Photo courtesy John Cox)

Point of View: Remodeling Alaska’s fishing industry

On the 18th of August there will be two issues that will be brought to the forefront of today’s political arena and decided: Alaska’s binding… Continue reading

Alaska Senate District P candidate John Cox. (Photo courtesy John Cox)
Point of View: Your opinion matters

Point of View: Your opinion matters

This week All Homer area community members will be receiving a colorful postcard in their mailboxes and post office boxes. Don’t clump it with your… Continue reading

Point of View: Your opinion matters
Candidate Point of View: Sarah Vance

Candidate Point of View: Sarah Vance

Dear Friends, it has been my pleasure serving you in the Alaska Legislature. We have experienced some challenging times together, but I believe the best… Continue reading

Candidate Point of View: Sarah Vance
Candidate Point of View: Gary Stevens

Candidate Point of View: Gary Stevens

It has been my pleasure to represent this district in the Alaska Senate. I ask for your vote in the coming primary election. We face… Continue reading

Candidate Point of View: Gary Stevens
John Cox. (Photo courtesy John Cox)

Candidate Point of View: John Cox

When you step into that voting booth on Aug. 18. and Nov. 3, you should ask yourself just these two questions: “Why am I voting… Continue reading

John Cox. (Photo courtesy John Cox)
Candidate Point of View: Greg Madden

Candidate Point of View: Greg Madden

Whether it’s Democrats or Republicans in control, we get more spending and bigger government. I don’t believe that government is the answer to our societal… Continue reading

Candidate Point of View: Greg Madden
Point of View: Are We Okay? A Message from Alaska’s Hospitals and Nursing Homes on COVID-19

Point of View: Are We Okay? A Message from Alaska’s Hospitals and Nursing Homes on COVID-19

Over the past month, decision makers, stakeholders, and media have routinely inquired about “hospital capacity” in light of increasing COVID-19 case counts. The real question… Continue reading

Point of View: Are We Okay? A Message from Alaska’s Hospitals and Nursing Homes on COVID-19
This undated file photo shows John Hancock’s signature on the Declaration of Independence, which was formally signed by 56 members of Congress beginning Aug. 2, 1776. (AP Photo, File)                                FILE - This undated file photo shows John Hancock’s signature on the Declaration of Independence, which was formally signed by 56 members of Congress beginning Aug. 2, 1776. National Public Radio marked Independence Day on July 4th, 2017, by tweeting the entire declaration, but it seems some Twitter users didn’t recognize what they were reading. Some of the founders’ criticisms of King George III were met with angry responses from supporters of President Donald Trump, who seemed to believe the tweets were a reference to the current president. Others were under the impression NPR was trying to provoke Trump with the tweets. (AP Photo, File)

Point of View: Our republic

We recently celebrated the birthday of our nation, July 4, 1776, the signing of the Declaration of Independence. A few year later between 1787-1790 the… Continue reading

This undated file photo shows John Hancock’s signature on the Declaration of Independence, which was formally signed by 56 members of Congress beginning Aug. 2, 1776. (AP Photo, File)                                FILE - This undated file photo shows John Hancock’s signature on the Declaration of Independence, which was formally signed by 56 members of Congress beginning Aug. 2, 1776. National Public Radio marked Independence Day on July 4th, 2017, by tweeting the entire declaration, but it seems some Twitter users didn’t recognize what they were reading. Some of the founders’ criticisms of King George III were met with angry responses from supporters of President Donald Trump, who seemed to believe the tweets were a reference to the current president. Others were under the impression NPR was trying to provoke Trump with the tweets. (AP Photo, File)
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Point of View: Pay it Forward — Communities take care of each other

As your community hospital, South Peninsula Hospital has been taking extreme measures to protect the health and wellbeing of our patients and staff during the… Continue reading

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Chris Fischer in a photo taken on July 6, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Chris Fischer)

Point of View: What it was like being in unofficial parade with a BLM banner

I am writing today to let the people of Homer know about what it was like to try and participate in the unofficial Fourth of… Continue reading

Chris Fischer in a photo taken on July 6, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Chris Fischer)
Point of View: Let’s keep ‘yellow jack’ from flying over more boats

Point of View: Let’s keep ‘yellow jack’ from flying over more boats

In the maritime business during a pandemic, the last thing anyone wants to see on the water is a vessel flying the “Yellow Jack,” the… Continue reading

Point of View: Let’s keep ‘yellow jack’ from flying over more boats
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Point of View: Mental health tools and the power of a connected community

At the invitation of Kathleen Gustafson, I had the opportunity to participate in KBBI’s first ever remote live stream Coffee Table last week. The topic… Continue reading

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Point of View: Alaska should invest in its greatest resource — our children

As Alaskans we are facing difficult challenges and uncertain times. As a state we are facing health and economic challenges not seen before, which makes… Continue reading

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Logo courtesy of League of Women Voters.

Point of View: Support new Voting Rights Act

The League of Women Voters is in the process of celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, a Constitutional Amendment that… Continue reading

Logo courtesy of League of Women Voters.
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Point of View: Department of Public Safety provides accountability

Members of the public are encouraged to make their concerns known

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