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Michael Heimbuch attends a memorial service for the late Drew Scalzi on Aug. 5, 2005, at the Seafarers Memorial on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Point of View: King salmon: The clash of culture and science

People do some pretty awful things to king salmon stocks

 

Homer Foundation

Point of View: Trails thrive with community care

Building a trail across the steep and crumpled country of the outer Kenai Peninsula was a crazy idea

 

Andy Haas

Point of View: Fight to keep right to privacy intact

What does Dobbs v. Jackson mean in terms of our right to privacy?

 

Charlie Pierce stands in his home on Thursday, March 11, 2022 in Sterling, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Charlie Pierce stands in his home on Thursday, March 11, 2022 in Sterling, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Point of View: The challenges of education in Alaska

The children of Alaska deserve a better education and a future, writes Charlie Pierce

Charlie Pierce stands in his home on Thursday, March 11, 2022 in Sterling, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Charlie Pierce stands in his home on Thursday, March 11, 2022 in Sterling, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Christina Whiting.

Point of View: Thanks to the Homer community for efforts to find and honor Duffy Murnane

The Duffy Memorial Bench Dedication was moving and healing.

Christina Whiting.
The Storyknife Writers Retreat in the summer of 2021 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Storyknife: Invest in women writers, read the rewards

Storyknife is committed to providing opportunities to a diversity of writers

The Storyknife Writers Retreat in the summer of 2021 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (logo provided)

Point of View: Celebrations as community wellness

June is a month full of celebratory possibilities

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

Point of View: Reflections on the Russia I know

My heart goes out to the people of both countries.

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Anette Coggins poses for a photo in the Kigluaik Mountains north of Nome, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Point of View: The boldness of honesty

The phrase: “Family and friends smell like fish after three days” is not far from true

Anette Coggins poses for a photo in the Kigluaik Mountains north of Nome, Alaska. (Photo provided)
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (logo provided)

Point of View: A few ideas for Mental Health Awareness Month

What are some things you can practice this month and subsequently apply to your life?

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (logo provided)
The logo of the Homer Trails Alliance.

Point of View: Connecting our community through trails

Homer is booming with housing development and the viability of long-standing trails is threatened

The logo of the Homer Trails Alliance.
Charlie Pierce stands in his home on Thursday, March 11, 2022, in Sterling, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Point of View: Poorly managed fishery bycatch is an Alaska tragedy

Alaskan fishermen suffer the effects of policy failures

Charlie Pierce stands in his home on Thursday, March 11, 2022, in Sterling, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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Point of View: Bay Club purchase could be city community center

Instead of building new center on HERC site, why not purchase the Bay Club?

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Homer Foundation

Point of View: Home is where the heart is

In 1985, I traveled to California for a job interview and thought, since I’m close, I’ll visit my friend in Alaska

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Peter Zuyus

Point of View: Ranked choice voting is not difficult

Let’s stop telling people how difficult it is, how complicated it is and explain this in the simple form that it is

Peter Zuyus
Michael O’Meara.

Point of View: Never forget the Exxon Valdez oil spill

It’s time for a wider remembering than my own

Michael O’Meara.
Michael McCarthy. (Photo provided)

Voices of the Peninsula: Don’t allow directional drilling

The environmental risk of opening Kachemak Bay to fracking is incomprehensible.

Michael McCarthy. (Photo provided)
Michael Schallock. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Understanding daylight saving time in Alaska

It would be healthiest if Alaska adjusted our clocks back two hours this fall

Michael Schallock. (Photo provided)
Grace Ridge Brewing co-owner Sherry Stead. (Photo provided)

Point of View: SB9 will end new tasting rooms in Alaska

I am asking the Legislature to keep the current population limits for breweries, wineries and distilleries

Grace Ridge Brewing co-owner Sherry Stead. (Photo provided)
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Point of View: It’s time for true conservatives to renounce Trump

Of far more consequence than freedom of speech to our future is the responsibility for civil discourse and intellectual honesty

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