Letters to the Editor – Nov. 25, 2015

Save a turkey, eat vegetarian While President Obama is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance that spares a turkey’s life. Here are some good reasons why: • You can brag about pardoning a turkey – like Obama. • You truly […]

Unified effort in Congress protects Alaska’s seafood powerhouse

Alaska is our nation’s seafood powerhouse. With nine of our country’s top-20 fishing ports by volume, we understand the vital role our seafood industry has played in our communities in the past, how important it is now, and how central the industry will be in the future. Protecting and enhancing Alaska’s fisheries is one of […]

Keep family in mind if considering changes to service area

Thanks to the South Peninsula Hospital and EMT folks of the South Peninsula. Recently there has been a lot of discussion about the potential of a South Peninsula Hospital Central Peninsula Hospital merger, in the news and presentations to the Homer City Council. Before endorsing directions we should first take a look at “What is […]

Letters to the Editor – Nov. 18, 2015

Amoroso thanks for support The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra and the Homer Youth String Orchestra Club wish to thank the Homer Foundation and your Youth Advisory Council for your support. Both organizations have provided support by helping finance the purchase of music and special learning clinics for student musicians. Just as important to the young musicians […]

Senate Passes Bill to Combat Domestic Violence

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) today applauded the Senate’s unanimous passage of their bipartisan bill which they recently introduced, to help combat domestic abuse and sexual violence. The Pro bono Work to Empower and Represent (POWER) Act mandates that each year, the United States Attorney in each judicial district […]

Cannabis needs positive thinking

In your article entitled, “Cannabis entrepreneurs face restrictive regulations,” I find some inaccuracies and general misinformation presented by Mr. Shane Monroe of the Kachemak Cannabis Consultancy. Monroe posits two possible interpretations for the actions of the legislature and Marijuana Control Board: 1. Well-meaning incompetence; or 2. “That this is part of a larger effort to […]

Show Homer your ‘HART’ on Dec. 1: vote ‘yes’ on Prop 1

Generally, Homer city government hums along quietly in the background. The library buzzes with activity six days a week; the Homer Education and Recreation Complex livens evenings with pickle ball; when you need a policeman, he’s there. But what would Homer be like without these simple things we take for granted? What if you popped […]

Letters to the Editor – Nov. 11, 2015

Moving of sentencing is ‘wrong’ We are dismayed that the location for the sentencing of Damien Sagerser’s convicted murderer, Demarcus Green, is scheduled to be held at the Kenai Courthouse, instead of here in Homer — as previously scheduled.  We want to be there.  The change of venue prevents us from being able to do […]

Who are the seniors you see in our community?

We are your parents, grand parents, great grand parents, friends and neighbors. The state of Alaska has bestowed the Senior designation upon us at the tender age of 60 and gradually increases our Senior benefits until full realization at age 65. We paid income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes and all forms of fees for […]

Why become a warrior?

On Veteran’s Day, I spend this day in silent reverence and meditation. I am reminded why I am who I am. The philosophy taught to me by forefather’s states: “I know who I am, for I am a warrior. I know what I can do and I know what I can do to my enemies. […]

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