Greg Sarber. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Vaccine mandates are political theater

Last Thursday Joe Biden announced new vaccine mandates on 2.1 million federal employees, contractors, and 17 million employees of health care facilities receiving federal funding,… Continue reading

 

Michael Schallock. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Putting COVID-19 and vaccine information in perspective

In order to understand what’s going on with COVID-19, we need to be able to more intuitively grasp what all of the numbers and percentages… Continue reading

 

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Sept. 23, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

To the Community of Homer, The Homer City Council strongly encourages businesses, schools, nonprofits, and government agencies within the city to employ stronger COVID-19 mitigation… Continue reading

 

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

Point of View: September is National Recovery Month

The biggest challenge when talking about recovery is the truth that one size does not fit all. In fact, there may be no more individually… Continue reading

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (logo provided)
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Sept. 16, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Face masks cripple kids psychologically We are crippling our kids on a psychological level by covering up half their faces while they are at school.… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Sept. 16, 2021.
Homer Foundation

Point of View: Talking to COVID-19

In the movie, “Out of Africa,” a phrase stays with me. Meryl Streep, the main actress, bends down to greet a small African boy, a… Continue reading

Homer Foundation
Dr. Kristen Solana Walkinshaw, Chief of Staff, Providence Alaska Medical Center, Anchorage. (Photo provided)

Point of View: With hospitals in crisis, mask up and get vaccinated

Providence Alaska forced to implement crisis standards of care.

  • Sep 15, 2021
  • By Kristen Solan Walkinshaw For the Homer News
  • Point of View
Dr. Kristen Solana Walkinshaw, Chief of Staff, Providence Alaska Medical Center, Anchorage. (Photo provided)
Former Alaska legislator and gubernatorial candidate Les Gara is seen in this undated photo. (courtesy photo)

Point of View: I’m Running To Build A Better Future

We need a real PFD you can bank on with revenue to pay for it, not endless fights and false promises.

Former Alaska legislator and gubernatorial candidate Les Gara is seen in this undated photo. (courtesy photo)
Bill Walker, left, candidate for governor, and Heidi Drygas, right, candidate for lieutenant governor. (Photo provided, Bill Walker and Heidi Drygas)

Point of View: In a time of crisis, Alaskans deserve true leadership

Leadership means taking strong positions in Alaskans’ best interests, even in tough times. Alaska certainly is in tough times today. Doing nothing about the fiscal… Continue reading

Bill Walker, left, candidate for governor, and Heidi Drygas, right, candidate for lieutenant governor. (Photo provided, Bill Walker and Heidi Drygas)
A vintage Underwood typewriter is seen on Jan. 28, 2021, at the Homer News in Homer, Alaska. An anonymous donor left the typewriter at the Homer News with a note saying it was used to type the first edition of the Homer News in January 1964, but this has not been verified. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

In remembrance of 9-11, strive to reunite

The tragedy of Sept. 11 brought us together as a nation — and can bring us together again.

A vintage Underwood typewriter is seen on Jan. 28, 2021, at the Homer News in Homer, Alaska. An anonymous donor left the typewriter at the Homer News with a note saying it was used to type the first edition of the Homer News in January 1964, but this has not been verified. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Sept. 9, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Thank you, Captain’s Coffee Dear Editor, My wife and I would like to express our appreciation to Captain’s Coffee for the respect they have shown… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Sept. 9, 2021.
Ryan Smith, South Peninsula Hospital CEO. (Photo courtesy of South Peninsula Hospital)

Point of View: Give thanks to health care workers this Labor Day

We are at month 18 of this worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, and South Peninsula Hospital is just now seeing the levels of patient surge that we… Continue reading

Ryan Smith, South Peninsula Hospital CEO. (Photo courtesy of South Peninsula Hospital)
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Sept. 2, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to all for transit van Dear Homer Community and Youth Supporters Everywhere, The R.E.C. Room wishes to express immense thanks to our community, the… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Sept. 2, 2021.
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Aug. 26, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

SPH employee vaccination rate not OK I was shocked to learn from hospital spokesperson Derotha Ferraro on a recent COVID briefing that only 68% of South… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Aug. 26, 2021.
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Aug. 19, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Grateful for 4h support The 4H Alls would like to thank the local businesses who supported our two Junior Market Livestock (JML) members, Maddy Miotke… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Aug. 19, 2021.
Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska Chief Medical Officer. (Photo courtesy of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)

Point of View: Alaskans must work together to support in-person learning

There’s excitement in the air at our house and across Alaska. School is coming back. Backpacks, pencils, first-day outfits, plus the joy of meeting new… Continue reading

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska Chief Medical Officer. (Photo courtesy of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)
Homer Foundation

Pay It Forward: A year for celebration

This month the Homer Foundation has turned 30 years old. For those of us who remember the 1960s, yeah, well, we’ve learned the truth. You… Continue reading

Homer Foundation
KPBSD Superintendent Clayton Holland

Superintendent’s Welcome

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! Our district is very excited to have all of our students, staff, and parents back in school after a… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2021
  • Clayton Holland Superintendent of Schools
KPBSD Superintendent Clayton Holland
A vintage Underwood typewriter is seen on Jan. 28, 2021, at the Homer News in Homer, Alaska. An anonymous donor left the typewriter at the Homer News with a note saying it was used to type the first edition of the Homer News in January 1964, but this has not been verified. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A vintage Underwood typewriter is seen on Jan. 28, 2021, at the Homer News in Homer, Alaska. An anonymous donor left the typewriter at the Homer News with a note saying it was used to type the first edition of the Homer News in January 1964, but this has not been verified. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Aug. 12, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Scholarship help appreciated I would like to publicly thank the family of Damon Dorr and the Homer Emblem Club for awarding me the Damon Dorr… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Aug. 12, 2021.