Point of view

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

 

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.

 

Point of View: ‘Tis the season of the vote

I believe we all want our voices heard.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Point of View: Be strong and pass it on

Being strong is a balancing act.

Voices of the Peninsula: Making friends and connecting to people

Without my foreign exchange year I am convinced that I would not have become the person I am today.

Point of View: Parents — You are essential workers

Parenting is always a full-time job, and under typical circumstances can be challenging.

Church of the Rock Homer Pastor Aaron Weisser, Ph.D. (Photo courtesy Aaron Weisser)

Point of View: Opportunities for kindness and caring have never been as ripe

It has been truly amazing to see so many people from our community rally to support each other.

Church of the Rock Homer Pastor Aaron Weisser, Ph.D. (Photo courtesy Aaron Weisser)
Ryan Smith, South Peninsula Hospital CEO. (Photo courtesy of South Peninsula Hospital)

Point of View: South Peninsula Hospital is preparing for pandemic

“Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.”

Ryan Smith, South Peninsula Hospital CEO. (Photo courtesy of South Peninsula Hospital)
Larry Smith

Point of View: Follow Hammond’s advice by adjusting oil taxes to redeem state’s share

The recently established POMV formula lacks the controls advocated by Gov. Jay Hammond.

Larry Smith