Public health perspective: Innovations in newborn bloodspot screening save babies and improve lives

Newborn bloodspot screening is a successful public health tool that improves outcomes for children born with congenital health threats and has saved thousands of lives.… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Vote No on One

Vote No on One I am one of those of us lucky enough to call this Great Land home. I grew up on a Homestead… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: It’s time to push for a domestic violence leave law

Did you know that 52 out of 100 adult women living on the Kenai Peninsula have experienced some form of domestic violence? According to an… Continue reading

Alaska voices: Finish the Ballot!

One of the best-kept secrets of this — or any — Alaska election season is the incredible amount of information that Alaska voters have in… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Better go vote

Better Go Vote If you like big government, socialist ideas, higher taxes, smaller PFD, out-of-control spending, open borders for illegal aliens, more entitlements, vote Democratic.… Continue reading

The ballot ballgame

By BOB FRANKEN It happens several times a game: I’ll announce to the world, “The entire season rests on this pitch (shot/play/whatever).” My friends long… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2018

Republican Party off the mark for criticizing Seaton

Republican Party off the mark for criticizing Seaton During the recent primaries, the Republican Party maligned Paul Seaton (running as an Independent) for his promotion… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Don’t Be Fooled on Ballot Measure 1

Don’t Be Fooled on Ballot Measure 1 One of the most important things citizens can do is make an informed vote. That’s not always an… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: No on Prop #1

No on Prop #1 Borough elections are on Tuesday, Oct. 2. As citizens of the Kenai Peninsula Borough it is really crucial that we voters… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Say no to Prop 1

Say no to Prop 1 At first glance ballot Proposition 1 on the Oct. 2 municipal election might seem like an issue worthy of your… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Stop playing games with the Kavanaugh nomination

Stop playing games with the Kavanaugh nomination When Judge Kavanaugh was appointed to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals 12 years ago, there was not… Continue reading

First Lady Donna Walker: Alaskans must work together to support recovery

When we talk about the behavioral health challenges facing our state — whether it’s alcohol addition, opioids, or suicide — most of us think of… Continue reading

Shut up, they explained

Christine Blasey Ford deserves a hearing, although at the moment it’s not clear if she really wants one. What she doesn’t deserve is to be… Continue reading

What others say: Abolishing the second amendment isn’t the answer

The ongoing debate over guns in America has led some to vociferously call for abolishing the Second Amendment. That’s just not wise thinking. There are… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Molloy showed integrity as an attorney

Molloy showed honesty and integrity as my attorney I again noticed on my online subscription to the Peninsula Clarion that Bob Molloy was running for… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: David Lewis: A candidate with heart

The things I look for in a candidate for any office are a big heart, a sound mind, and an honest humility that does not… Continue reading

‘He said, she said’ futility

By BOB FRANKEN Even in their agony, all of those who despise anyone or anything having to do with Donald Trump at least can take… Continue reading

Elect Willy Dunne for Borough Assembly!

Every election is important, and the Municipal Election in Homer on Oct. 2 is almost here. A bumper sticker on my car says “Voting is… Continue reading

Grocery store politics

The trip to Fred Meyer today would break the monotony of the circus in government and take my mind off politics for a while. But… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: In support of Willy Dunne

What does it mean to live in Homer, the Kenai Borough, Alaska, the U.S. — a place where we pride ourselves on our freedom, independence,… Continue reading