Point of view

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

 

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.

 

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
Bonita Banks in a photo taken in June 2019 in Connemara, Ireland. (Photo courtesy Bonita Banks)

Voices of the Peninsula: The Importance of Social Wellness

The social dimension of wellness plays a significant role in many aspects of one’s health.

Bonita Banks in a photo taken in June 2019 in Connemara, Ireland. (Photo courtesy Bonita Banks)

Point of View: Cook Inlet commercial fisheries feed Alaskans

Alaska needs a diversity of access opportunities to truly feed its people.

Point of View: The true dilemma — Truth is on shaky ground

Do you long for those days when you could have a good honest debate and express your arguments and different opinions with mutual respect? When,… Continue reading

Colonel Bryan W. Barlow, Director of the Division of Alaska State Troopers (Photo courtesy of Alaska State Troopers)

Point of View: Focusing on the fundamentals

An introduction from new state trooper director

Colonel Bryan W. Barlow, Director of the Division of Alaska State Troopers (Photo courtesy of Alaska State Troopers)
Hal Shepherd. (Photo courtesy of Hal Shepherd)

Point of View: This is a bad time to harass Kachemak Bay wildlife

In 2019 several thousand common murres starved to death in the Kachemak Bay.

Hal Shepherd. (Photo courtesy of Hal Shepherd)
Suzanne Greenwood. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Disamenity and invention

Jet Skis are not right for the bay

Suzanne Greenwood. (Photo provided)

Opinion: The 2010s were a decade of perseverance for small businesses

True to the entrepreneurial spirit and American dream, small businesses persevered.

Point of View: Say ‘yes’ to Alaska Fair Share Oil Tax

Constantly living from your savings account has been a bad idea.