Letter to the Editor: Dunleavy’s budget betrays Alaskans

There is no denying the effect that these cuts will have on communities throughout Alaska.

  • Jul 10, 2019

Letter to the Editor: A shoutout to resolving an issue

There is not one public boat launch along the 36-mile Funny River Road corridor

  • Jul 10, 2019

Point of View: You can make a difference at the border; July 11 fundraiser will help you know how

There will be a fundraiser from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Grace Ridge Brewing in Homer.

Senate President Cathy Giessel (Courtesy photo)

Opinion: Striking a balance for Alaska’s future

To fund a $3,000 dividend into the future, similar sized cuts will be necessary again next year.

  • Jul 6, 2019
Senate President Cathy Giessel (Courtesy photo)
Pioneer Hall at the Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchoarge, as seen on July 2, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Pioneer Hall at the Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchoarge, as seen on July 2, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Alaska Voices: The Legislature isn’t above the law

The Legislature is failing in its job … again.

  • Jul 3, 2019

Editorial: ‘Two Old Women’ offers wisdom on veto overrides

Dunleavy has called expedient what is really cruel.

  • Jul 3, 2019

Voices of the Peninsula: The Dunleavy judicial correction

Of the three branches, the true superior one is the legislative

  • Jul 3, 2019
Larry Persily

Alaska Voices: A tragedy of the commons in the making

The tragedy is the long-term community good losing the battle to short-term individual interests.

  • Jul 1, 2019
Larry Persily
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen in 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen in 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Voices of the Peninsula: Don’t believe the panic over gravel pits

My home is located across the street from a 19-acre gravel pit in Nikiski.

  • Jun 19, 2019
Several homes and businesses in the neighborhood near the proposed Beachcomber LLC gravel pit posted signs opposing excavation in the area, on May 2, 2019, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Voices of the Peninsula: Borough should rethink land use rules

The existing borough code to grant permits for gravel pits is woefully inadequate.

  • Jun 17, 2019
Several homes and businesses in the neighborhood near the proposed Beachcomber LLC gravel pit posted signs opposing excavation in the area, on May 2, 2019, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Opinion: Working towards private sector solutions for Alaska’s health care woes

Government does not have the capacity to lower health care costs the way the private sector does

  • Jun 13, 2019
A woman in a wheelchair uses the Homer Harbor boardwalk in an undated photo taken in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provide/Independent Living Center)

Point of View: Accessibility could bring new visitor market to Homer

71% of adults who identify themselves as having a disability spent $17.3 billion annually on travel

A woman in a wheelchair uses the Homer Harbor boardwalk in an undated photo taken in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provide/Independent Living Center)
In this September 2017 file photo from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, beluga whales arch their backs through the surface of the water. Of Alaska’s five distinct beluga whale populations, only Cook Inlet’s is listed as endangered. (Courtesy the Alaska Department of Fish and Game)

Letter to the Editor: What is killing our belugas?

A beluga needs to consume about five sockeye per day to achieve this 44 pounds of fat.

In this September 2017 file photo from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, beluga whales arch their backs through the surface of the water. Of Alaska’s five distinct beluga whale populations, only Cook Inlet’s is listed as endangered. (Courtesy the Alaska Department of Fish and Game)
President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, waves as they depart Shannon Airport, Friday, June 7, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo | Alex Brandon)

Opinion: Why Americans are tired of impeachment talk

“What would it take for the you to support the impeachment of this president?”

  • Jun 11, 2019
President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, waves as they depart Shannon Airport, Friday, June 7, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo | Alex Brandon)

Opinion: Dunleavy’s village policing plan bad idea for rural Alaska

I have 40 years of experience with law enforcement in Alaska.

  • Jun 10, 2019

Voices of the Peninsula: Prioritize wild stocks, but don’t abandon hatcheries

Crooked Creek chinook enhancement has been a success in Cohoe/Kasilof

  • Jun 8, 2019
Larry Persily gives a presentation at the Kenai/Soldotna joint chamber luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Make the sustainable choice for the PFD

Overdrawing the permanent fund places the individual benefit ahead of the common good.

  • Jun 3, 2019
Larry Persily gives a presentation at the Kenai/Soldotna joint chamber luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Point of View: Hatchery fish benefit many fishermen

I am a Homer-area resident and want to share my perspective on the benefits of salmon hatcheries