Point of View: The Second Amendment needs no sanctuary

Point of View: The Second Amendment needs no sanctuary

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly along with the borough mayor have embarked on a pointless effort to declare the borough a “Sanctuary for… Continue reading

Point of View: The Second Amendment needs no sanctuary
Point of View: Decency

Point of View: Decency

Basic human decency long has seemed to me to be an indispensable element of our American character. Figure out what is the decent step in… Continue reading

Point of View: Decency
Homer Police Chief Mark Robl, third from left, stands with some of the Homer Police Department officers and jail officers at groundbreaking ceremonies on May 24, 2019, for the new police station in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Point of View: Conduct of Minneapolis officer is counter to HPD values

The police department is saddened and dismayed by the horrible conduct of a police officer in Minnesota last week which has left our country torn… Continue reading

Homer Police Chief Mark Robl, third from left, stands with some of the Homer Police Department officers and jail officers at groundbreaking ceremonies on May 24, 2019, for the new police station in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Point of View: Foreign exchange experience leads to a more open mind

Bonjour ! Or, in English, hello. Sitting in my garden, during this quarantine due to COVID-19, I took time to look back over my life… Continue reading

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Willy Dunne is a member of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. (Courtesy photo)

Point of View: Vote By Mail makes it easy to vote and hard to cheat

Voting is the most important responsibility we have to ensure a government “of the people, by the people and for the people.” I have fond… Continue reading

Willy Dunne is a member of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. (Courtesy photo)
Point of View: Oil taxes, what oil taxes?

Point of View: Oil taxes, what oil taxes?

Five years ago, through Senate Bill 21 (SB21), Alaskans were asked to substantially reduce our oil production taxes. In return, we were promised there would… Continue reading

Point of View: Oil taxes, what oil taxes?
Point of View: COVID-19 harms children in seen and unseen ways

Point of View: COVID-19 harms children in seen and unseen ways

COVID-19 harms children in seen and unseen ways In this historic pandemic challenge, pediatricians were initially encouraged by the fact that children, as a group,… Continue reading

Point of View: COVID-19 harms children in seen and unseen ways
Point of View: Homer’s Beluga Slough — A special sandhill crane nesting and viewing area

Point of View: Homer’s Beluga Slough — A special sandhill crane nesting and viewing area

In the heart of downtown Homer, Alaska, just below the Sterling Highway and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge’s Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, is… Continue reading

Point of View: Homer’s Beluga Slough — A special sandhill crane nesting and viewing area
Point of View: Pebble and Dunleavy: How the commercial fishing “essential service” declaration reveals irony at its finest

Point of View: Pebble and Dunleavy: How the commercial fishing “essential service” declaration reveals irony at its finest

According to a recent Anchorage Daily News article, “Thousands of fishery workers, many from outside Alaska, are headed to Bristol Bay,” Gov. Mike Dunleavy has… Continue reading

Point of View: Pebble and Dunleavy: How the commercial fishing “essential service” declaration reveals irony at its finest
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Thursday, April 9, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Point of View: The science of reopening

Late on a cold Tuesday in January, a plane evacuating 201 Americans from Wuhan, China landed in Anchorage. Each passenger was screened for COVID-19 and… Continue reading

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Thursday, April 9, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Point of View: Be strong and pass it on

When I was cross country ski coach at Homer Middle School at some point before the first race we’d focus several practice sessions on the… Continue reading

Point of View: Skilled Alaska workers deserve our thanks

Point of View: Skilled Alaska workers deserve our thanks

Dave Reaves, Business Manager for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1547. (Photo by Chris Arend, Courtesy of IBEW Local 1547) Let’s be real. Staying-in-place… Continue reading

Point of View: Skilled Alaska workers deserve our thanks
Point of View: Making friends and connecting to people

Point of View: Making friends and connecting to people

Sitting on my balcony in Zürich, Switzerland in this extraordinary April 2020 I think back to the time I lived in Homer exactly 10 years… Continue reading

Point of View: Making friends and connecting to people
Point of View: Parents — You are essential workers

Point of View: Parents — You are essential workers

It happened. After a month of holding it together from behind the computer screen of my life; nursing my 7-month-old son in-between my countless Zoom… Continue reading

Point of View: Parents — You are essential workers
Church of the Rock Homer Pastor Aaron Weisser, Ph.D. (Photo courtesy Aaron Weisser)

Point of View: Opportunities for kindness and caring have never been as ripe

Editor’s note: This opinion piece has been corrected to note that Aaron Weisser has a doctor of philosophy degree, or Ph.D. On March 18 I… Continue reading

Church of the Rock Homer Pastor Aaron Weisser, Ph.D. (Photo courtesy Aaron Weisser)
Point of View: Exciting tsunami at HEA

Point of View: Exciting tsunami at HEA

• Cheaper HEA bills forever • Fewer Outages • Cleaner, safer environment Until today those three things together was not an option. Choose two today… Continue reading

Point of View: Exciting tsunami at HEA
Point of View: Electricity in the age of COVID

Point of View: Electricity in the age of COVID

Electricity is critically important. I am running for re-election to be a voice for diverse renewable generation that will lower electric bills. I understand that… Continue reading

Point of View: Electricity in the age of COVID
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Point of View: Homer community reports for duty in COVID-19 crisis

The cars and trucks were lined up at the Homer United Methodist Church parking lot through the lunch hour Monday, and they kept coming into… Continue reading

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Point of View: State is helping those unemployed by pandemic

Point of View: State is helping those unemployed by pandemic

Federal and state legislation has expanded unemployment insurance benefits for Alaskans affected by the COVID-19 epidemic. Since the initial public health orders were announced, many… Continue reading

Point of View: State is helping those unemployed by pandemic
Homer City Council member Donna Aderhold in a photo taken in March 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Donna Aderhold)

Point of View: Finding something beautiful in Homer

The library established the story walk early this year. I discovered this on a sunny Monday morning. The story, “Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed… Continue reading

Homer City Council member Donna Aderhold in a photo taken in March 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Donna Aderhold)
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