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.

How to work smarter to prevent and address crime in Alaska

As law enforcement officials, we earn public confidence not just by being professional, but by evolving and working smarter. That’s why we are encouraged by the smart justice reforms laid out in Senate Bill 91.
By advancing evidence-based reforms to the state s systems for bail, sentencing and community supervision, Senate Bill 91 aligns our justice system with the best knowledge in the field on what works to prevent crimes and change criminal offending behavior.

Letters – Feb. 10

Young fishermen — check out this event! Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program hosted the sixth-annual Alaska Young Fishermen’#s Summit on Jan. 27-29 — this year in Juneau. Due to the generosity of both Alaska Sea Grant and our local commercial fishermen’#s organization, North Pacific Fisheries Association, we were able to attend the summit, which […]

Library offers ideas for Raising a Reader

Welcome to Raising a Reader! Each month, this column will feature information to help you include everyday literacy in your family s daily routine, supporting your young readers. Here are a few tips for raising a reader by reading, talking, playing, singing and writing with your child.

Murkowski touts Alaska benefits in bipartisan legislation

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, advanced debate on her broad, bipartisan energy bill by providing a synopsis of how it will benefit her home state of Alaska. She focused on how the bill will help the state produce more energy and help consumers use less energy, creating new opportunities and lowering costs — especially in rural areas.

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