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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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)
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)
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)
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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

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Susanne Ratcliffe Wilson. (Photo provided)

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Dearest Granddaughter and Grandson-in-law: I don’t know if you are aware that I lost my beloved brother-in-law, Dwight, on Jan. 30 this year to COVID-19.… Continue reading

Susanne Ratcliffe Wilson. (Photo provided)
Hannah Gustafson. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Get vaccinated and mask up for student safety

Follow expert advice on how to return to in-school teaching safely and responsibly.

Hannah Gustafson. (Photo provided)
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Point of View: Fix the Permanent Fund dividend now

The other day I was discussing politics with an old friend who told me I perceived the technicolor world in black-and-white terms. This was a… Continue reading

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Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that has been providing free civil legal aid to Alaskans in need since we… Continue reading

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives an interview in the state Capitol on Monday, June 7, 2021, in Juneau, Alaska. The governor urged legislative action on his proposal for the dividend paid to residents from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives an interview in the state Capitol on Monday, June 7, 2021, in Juneau, Alaska. The governor urged legislative action on his proposal for the dividend paid to residents from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Point of View: Still fighting for Alaskan families

“I was left with little choice but to veto both the PFD and legislative per diem.”

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives an interview in the state Capitol on Monday, June 7, 2021, in Juneau, Alaska. The governor urged legislative action on his proposal for the dividend paid to residents from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives an interview in the state Capitol on Monday, June 7, 2021, in Juneau, Alaska. The governor urged legislative action on his proposal for the dividend paid to residents from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
Homer Foundation

Pay It Forward: Parks build villages

My young son has recently discovered parks. If there is a slide, we are on it. A swing? Get out of the way, toddler coming… Continue reading

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Greg Brush passes Kenai conservation on to the next generation of anglers by releasing a king salmon. (Photo courtesy Greg Brush)

Voices of the Peninsula: Decision devastating for dwindling king populations

We have fewer Kenai River chinook than we used to and they are smaller on average than they once were.

Greg Brush passes Kenai conservation on to the next generation of anglers by releasing a king salmon. (Photo courtesy Greg Brush)
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Point of View: Pandemic lock-down offered Christian Scientists time to reflect

In this year often defined by uncertainty, I have been blessed by the continued support of the Christian Science Society here in Homer, Alaska. This… Continue reading

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Point of View: Alaskans should be good stewards of our home

It’s a great time of year, when Alaskans emerge from the long, dark winter and launch eagerly into the great outdoors, ready to experience again… Continue reading

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

Point of View: New skatepark encourages activity for all ages

You may have heard that money is being raised for a new construction project at the Homer Skatepark located at the HERC building. If so,… Continue reading

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Point of View: The Link: Violence and Its Associations

Editor’s note: This Point of View is part of a series of persuasive essays written by students in Sean Campbell’s AP Language and Composition class.… Continue reading

Xochitl Lopez-Ayala (Photo courtesy of Xochitl Lopez-Ayala)

Point of View: Employer accountability for racial justice

May 25, 2021 marked one year since George Floyd was murdered by Derek Chauvin. Police officer Chauvin placed his knee on George Floyd’s neck for… Continue reading

Xochitl Lopez-Ayala (Photo courtesy of Xochitl Lopez-Ayala)
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Point of View: Consumer nation

Editor’s note: This Point of View is part of a series of persuasive essays written by students in Sean Campbell’s AP Language and Composition class.… Continue reading

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