Editor’s Note: April is Autism Awareness Month, a time to learn and exchange knowledge to support those with autism, their parents and teachers. Vicki Sarber, crowned Mrs. America, writes about her life and parenting. This is the first segment on the topic of being a parent of a child with autism on Sarber’s blog. By [...]
By Rick Steiner A universal truth in all major oil spills is that once the oil is spilled, the damage is done. In Alaska, damage from the 1989 Exxon Valdez persists today, 24 years later. In the Gulf of Mexico, serious impacts from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout are well documented, and will almost certainly [...]
By Steven Haycox Conflict of interest is difficult to define, particularly in the legislative branch of government. Does employment at some level in an industry that’s going to benefit from a particular vote constitute a conflict of interest for the employed legislator? And if so, should that preclude that legislator from voting if the conflict [...]
Best Beginnings-Homer invites you to join us in celebrating the Week of the Young Child, “Early Years Are Learning Years,” April 14-20.
The Week of the Young Child is celebrated nationwide, and Homer is proud to show our support for young children and the important people in their lives. This special week will be filled with fun activities honoring families with young children. The activities are all designed with families in mind to help promote the idea that early learning is very important in helping children succeed throughout life.
After the thousands of Alaskans who turned out at the Backbone Rallies around the state Thursday, it’s especially hard to understand how Senate Bill 21 meets the regard of so many friends in the Alaska Legislature. This rings true so far not only in its actual provisions but the many amendments Velcroed to it.
Ski club thanks HEA Several weeks ago, Homer Electric Association sponsored a Ski for Free Day at the Ohlson Mountain Rope Tow. It was a great success; everyone had a lot of fun and devoured a huge quantity of hamburgers, hot dogs and homemade cookies. Kachemak Ski Club thanks HEA for their continued support, and [...]
For the past three years, March has been the month for Alaskans to march.
We march together to end the epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault that has plagued our state for decades. We march for safe homes and strong communities.
This year, we marched again because we will not rest until all Alaskans are freed from fear of harm.
On March 28, Alaskans showed victims and survivors that we stand for them. In more than 140 communities, we pulled on our boots, zipped up our parkas, and took up banners to add voices to the cause of safe homes, strong families, and respectful communities.
Cranes have a very varied diet that includes both plant and animal matter. They are known as “omnivores.” On a foraging foray around Homer, cranes may eat insects, voles and other small mammals, small birds, eggs, frogs, fish, tadpoles, leeches, and lots of earthworms. In ponds, they will seek tubers, succulent vegetation, and other aquatic plant material. Seeds, grains, berries, and other plant matter are part of their extremely diverse diet.
How to make web-based commerce equal to other transactions is a conundrum that evades solution in many industries. Book stores – paying property taxes and what-not – go out of business while Internet giants like Amazon.com prosper. Online publications aren’t the only businesses who have yet to crack the code for making the service equal [...]
Start conversations with emerging leaders People all over Alaska are talking about the brain drain and how to pass the torch to the next generation. Emerging young leaders are furthering their education, establishing careers, opening businesses and starting families. We’re busy, but we care about your community and want to have a role in shaping [...]