Racist graffiti found on Homer SUV happened years ago

The graffiti has been on the Bronco since before he bought it 10 years ago

Measles could be getting off the boat in Juneau

Rash-causing virus is the most prevalent it’s been in 25 years.

Students strike against climate change

Juneau high schoolers hope policy changes faster than the climate does.

Moss covers old growth trees along Auke Lake on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Moss covers old growth trees along Auke Lake on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Dave’s Auto Repair, shown here on Friday, April 26, 2019 just outside Homer, Alaska, was targeted with racist vandalism. Owner Dave Johnson discovered the vandalism Friday morning. (Photo courtesy Dave Johnson)

Dave’s Auto Repair targeted with racist vandalism

The racist messages were carved into the glass windows on a white Ford Bronco.

Dave’s Auto Repair, shown here on Friday, April 26, 2019 just outside Homer, Alaska, was targeted with racist vandalism. Owner Dave Johnson discovered the vandalism Friday morning. (Photo courtesy Dave Johnson)
The covered porch at the end of the Windjammer Suites building at 320 W. Pioneer Ave. is shown in a photograph taken April 23, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. In 2014 the Homer Advisory Planning Commission granted a conditional use permit for the porch to be in a 20-foot setback, a decision citizen activist Frank Griswold attempted to appeal before the Homer Board of Adjustment. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Alaska Supreme Court finds Griswold has standing in zoning case

The City will be incorporating the court’s interpretation in all of Homer’s pending proceedings.

The covered porch at the end of the Windjammer Suites building at 320 W. Pioneer Ave. is shown in a photograph taken April 23, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. In 2014 the Homer Advisory Planning Commission granted a conditional use permit for the porch to be in a 20-foot setback, a decision citizen activist Frank Griswold attempted to appeal before the Homer Board of Adjustment. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Court of Appeals upholds sexual assault conviction; remands to court issue of sentencing

The Alaska Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Fairbanks man who sexually assaulted a Homer woman in August 2011, but sent back… Continue reading

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South Peninsula Hospital CEO Joseph Woodin attends an open house for the expanded and remodeled Homer Medical Clinic on March 30, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

Woodin resigns as South Peninsula Hospital CEO

Woodin was appointed by the SPH Operating Board in February 2018

South Peninsula Hospital CEO Joseph Woodin attends an open house for the expanded and remodeled Homer Medical Clinic on March 30, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)
Community members participate in an exploratory meeting Monday, April 15, 2019 to discuss the possibility of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District consolidating Homer High School and Homer Middle School, held at the high school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Community members participate in an exploratory meeting Monday, April 15, 2019 to discuss the possibility of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District consolidating Homer High School and Homer Middle School, held at the high school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
An aerial photo taken in 2014 shows the current South Peninsula Hospital campus. (Photo provided)

Former SPH nurses allege age discrimination

They claim SPH management personnel planned to force the plaintiffs to leave because of their age

An aerial photo taken in 2014 shows the current South Peninsula Hospital campus. (Photo provided)
Amy Herrick, manager at the Alaskan Kush Company downtown retail store, talks about the possibility of opening an onsite consumption space on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Smoke ‘em if you bought ‘em:

Juneau marijuana retailers would like to offer smoking space

Amy Herrick, manager at the Alaskan Kush Company downtown retail store, talks about the possibility of opening an onsite consumption space on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Protesters stand in the Homer High School Commons at the end of a rally held by Cook Inletkeeper at the same time as a April 11, 2019 public hearing hosted by the Army Corps of Engineers to take comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Pebble Mine, held at the high school in Homer, Alaska. The protesters marched from their rally outside the school into the commons with the intention of marching into the hearing. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer community weighs in on Draft EIS for Pebble Mine

Dozens of people filed into the stands in the Alice Witte Gymnasium to give their comments

Protesters stand in the Homer High School Commons at the end of a rally held by Cook Inletkeeper at the same time as a April 11, 2019 public hearing hosted by the Army Corps of Engineers to take comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Pebble Mine, held at the high school in Homer, Alaska. The protesters marched from their rally outside the school into the commons with the intention of marching into the hearing. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
A team of marine mammal experts performs a necropsy on a male sperm whale. (Courtesy photo | Johanna Vollenweider, NOAA)
A team of marine mammal experts performs a necropsy on a male sperm whale. (Courtesy photo | Johanna Vollenweider, NOAA)
Peninsula residents attend the annual KPBA Home Show at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex as seen here in this undated photo. (Courtesy of Kirsten Raye)

40th annual KPBA Home Show will showcase Kenai’s past and present

This year’s theme fits with the 40th anniversary of the event

Peninsula residents attend the annual KPBA Home Show at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex as seen here in this undated photo. (Courtesy of Kirsten Raye)
The words “Trump 2020” are spray painted onto a wall at Wasabi’s Bistro, shown here Thursday, March 21, 2019 just outside of Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Community rallies around Wasabi’s Bistro after racist vandalism

When Wasabi’s Bistro just outside of Homer was vandalized with a racist message sometime between last Wednesday night and Thursday morning, some in the Homer… Continue reading

The words “Trump 2020” are spray painted onto a wall at Wasabi’s Bistro, shown here Thursday, March 21, 2019 just outside of Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Ed Jones, of the Alaska Department Fish and Game, speaks at a King Salmon Symposium at Centennial Hall on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The event was sponsored by the Territorial Sportsmen, Inc. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Ed Jones, of the Alaska Department Fish and Game, speaks at a King Salmon Symposium at Centennial Hall on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The event was sponsored by the Territorial Sportsmen, Inc. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sitka Tribe gears up for legal battle

They’ve gotten support in Sitka and Juneau.

Racist messages are spray painted onto a wall at Wasabi’s Bistro, shown here Thursday, March 21, 2019 just outside of Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Wasabi’s Bistro vandalized with racist message

Editor’s note: There are descriptions of racism in this article that may be disturbing to some. Wasabi’s Bistro just outside of Homer was vandalized with… Continue reading

Racist messages are spray painted onto a wall at Wasabi’s Bistro, shown here Thursday, March 21, 2019 just outside of Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)