Point of view

Peter Zuyus

Point of View: Alaska seniors and disabled suffer under Department of Administration change

Closure of Homer, other DMV offices will hurt seniors and disabled.

 

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (logo provided)

Voices of the Peninsula: Start New Year with ‘Dry January’ sobriety challenge

In American culture, we view the start of the New Year as a time to make life changes, to reflect on the past year, to… Continue reading

 

The Homer Foundation logo.

Point of View: :Pay it Forward — It’s time to ‘lean in’ through volunteer efforts

‘Lean in’ experience from Zoom talk can be expanded as community support during pandemic.

 

Pam Brodie. (Photo courtesy Pam Brodie)

Voices of the Peninsula: Murkowski could hold key to unifying America

For the first time in years, I see elected leaders who have the potential to reverse our self-destructive course and start to bring this country back together.

Pam Brodie. (Photo courtesy Pam Brodie)
Zoe Stonorov. (Photo courtesy of Zoe Stonorov)

Point of View: Community and isolation

Be kind to each other during the pandemic.

Zoe Stonorov. (Photo courtesy of Zoe Stonorov)
The logo for South Peninsula Hospital. (Image courtesy South Peninsula Hospital)

Point of View: Help us to help you by being COVID-19 safe

Doctors seek community action in keeping COVID-19 numbers down

The logo for South Peninsula Hospital. (Image courtesy South Peninsula Hospital)
West Homer Elementary School Principal Eric Waltenbaugh.

Point of View: Keep practicing COVID-19 safety to reopen schools

Safe practices, testing and contact tracing will bring numbers down.

West Homer Elementary School Principal Eric Waltenbaugh.
Hal Shepherd in an undated photo taken near Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Hal Shepherd.)

Point of View: Is sacrificing ANWR worth it?

There are alternatives to sacrificing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain

Hal Shepherd in an undated photo taken near Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Hal Shepherd.)
Ronnie Leach. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Domestic Violence in the time of COVID

Domestic violence is not put on pause because we are living through a pandemic.

Ronnie Leach. (Photo provided)
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships logo provided.
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships logo provided.
Point of View: ‘Tis the season of the vote

Point of View: ‘Tis the season of the vote

I believe we all want our voices heard.

Point of View: ‘Tis the season of the vote
Point of View: Trails offer respite during pandemic stress
Point of View: Trails offer respite during pandemic stress
Voices of the peninsula: Increasing pollution may push Cook Inlet beluga whale towards extinction

Voices of the peninsula: Increasing pollution may push Cook Inlet beluga whale towards extinction

Many scientists thought the population would recover after a moratorium on hunting.

Voices of the peninsula: Increasing pollution may push Cook Inlet beluga whale towards extinction
Alaska Voices: Are We OK? A message from Alaska’s hospitals and nursing homes on COVID-19

Alaska Voices: Are We OK? A message from Alaska’s hospitals and nursing homes on COVID-19

A lot has changed from just one month ago when it was concerning to see 20 positive cases in a day.

Alaska Voices: Are We OK? A message from Alaska’s hospitals and nursing homes on COVID-19
Point of View: What it was like being in unofficial parade with BLM banner

Point of View: What it was like being in unofficial parade with BLM banner

I am writing today to let the people of Homer know about what it was like to try and participate in the unofficial Fourth of… Continue reading

Point of View: What it was like being in unofficial parade with BLM banner
Greg Sutter in a photo taken July 12, 2017, near Homer. (Photo courtesy Greg Sutter)

Voices of the Peninsula: Let’s keep ‘yellow jack’ from flying over more boats

In Homer you could see it being flown on our state ferry, M/V Tustumena, tied to the Pioneer Dock

Greg Sutter in a photo taken July 12, 2017, near Homer. (Photo courtesy Greg Sutter)
Logo courtesy of League of Women Voters.

Voices of the Peninsula: Support new Voting Rights Act

Alaska learned from its Territorial mistakes, and now has one of the strongest election systems.

Logo courtesy of League of Women Voters.
Voices of the Peninsula: The Second Amendment needs no sanctuary

Voices of the Peninsula: The Second Amendment needs no sanctuary

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly along with the borough mayor have embarked on a pointless effort to declare the borough a “Sanctuary for… Continue reading

Voices of the Peninsula: The Second Amendment needs no sanctuary
Homer Police Chief Mark Robl, third from left, stands with some of the Homer Police Department officers and jail officers at groundbreaking ceremonies on May 24, 2019, for the new police station in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Point of View: Conduct of Minneapolis officer is counter to HPD values

The police department is saddened and dismayed by the horrible conduct of a police officer in Minnesota last week which has left our country torn… Continue reading

Homer Police Chief Mark Robl, third from left, stands with some of the Homer Police Department officers and jail officers at groundbreaking ceremonies on May 24, 2019, for the new police station in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Alaska Voices: Oil taxes, what oil taxes?

Alaska Voices: Oil taxes, what oil taxes?

Alaska needs a fair share from the sale of oil to economically recover and have a meaningful future.

Alaska Voices: Oil taxes, what oil taxes?