Women may need extra steps on the road to financial security

International Women’s Day is observed on March 8. Around the world, thousands of events will honor women’s achievements. Yet, women still face challenges in many areas of life – such as their financial situations. So if you’re a woman, you may want to use this occasion to consider steps you can take to help move toward your important financial goals, such as a comfortable retirement.

What is ‘Cannabis Culture?’

People have been asking me, “what’s this cannabis culture you write about?”
What is a culture? Culture is the way of life of a particular group of people, the customs, traditions and values of a society. In a wider sense of the word, as in agriculture or tissue culture, culture is alive.
Cannabis culture occupies a unique place in American history. We survived a prohibition. We risked our lives and lands to grow this plant for so many people’s needs.

Homer Public Library is ready for summer

Spring break is nearly here, and it won’t be long before school children wail, “I’m boooored!”
Don’t fret. Our local library has convenient hours, and a fantastic selection of books and budget-friendly activities. You may not know that the Homer Public Library is open until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; that’s enough after-dinner time to grab a few DVDs and some fun books.

Seaton’s HB 365 is new plan for permanent fund

Greetings from Juneau on the 42nd day of the second legislative session. On Wednesday, I introduced HB 365 to address our budget crisis. With low prices and declining production, oil revenue alone is no longer sufficient to support our state, and the gap cannot be bridged with budget cuts alone.

Letters – March 2

Doesn’t deserve minority listing Having read and listened to all the brouhaha concerning marijuana (pot, cannabis, reefer) – I am compelled to put in my two cents. First off, I don’t have a dog in this fight. I don’t actually understand why there’s a dogfight. I support pot legalization; the voters have spoken and that’s […]

Letters – Feb. 24

The Wolf Ridge Trail is in, and Kachemak Nordic Ski Club appreciates the financial support of its members, grooming support by members/volunteers, Cook Inlet Region Incorporated for granting a use permit and Wise Services for snowcat grooming.
The trail leaves from the McNeil Canyon Ski Trail System, Mile 12 East End Road behind McNeil Canyon Elementary School. Be cautious in brush-constricted locations, where it overlaps with snowmachine and mushing trails.

Are cannabis social clubs legal in Alaska?

We Alaskans have statutory and constitutional language available to determine whether cannabis social clubs are lawful.
The “act to tax and regulate the production, sale and use of marijuana” begins: “In the interest of allowing law enforcement to focus on violent and property crimes, and to enhance individual freedom, the people of the state of Alaska find and declare that the use of marijuana should be legal for persons 21 years of age or older.”

Letters – Feb. 17

Thank you, Homer from “Homer Events” for supporting a couple of rather unique events in our 2016 Winter Carnival.
I refer to the Mr. Homer Pageant hosted by Chris Story, (thanks Chris), which this year had five entries. (Each year is a little crazier than the last.) Erik Schreier was selected as this year’s Mr. Homer, and he is very much looking forward to making appearances at Homer community events and get-togethers during his reign.

‘A candle brightens wherever it goes’

Over the past 25 years, the Homer Community Food Pantry has provided food to those in need. Only with Homer’s generous donations of food, money and volunteer hours can we help those seeking our services. Together, we are a bridge, sharing resources to address hunger and basic needs as we form a local helping network. Meeting these needs can be consuming in time and personnel, but our efforts are very practical and concrete.

Cannabis controversy: Can we find the truth?

Shall Homer City Council ban commercial cannabis cultivation, testing, processing and sales from Homer?
City Council members Heath Smith, Bryan Zak, Donna Aderhold and Gus Van Dyke voted to introduce ordinance 1606 to ban commercial cannabis.

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