Homer council members entitled to free speech protections, lawsuit says

Apr 27th 6:43 pm By Carey Restino

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska has filed suit to stop the city of Homer's recall election of three council members saying the recall effort is unconstitutional and violates the council members' right to free speech.

Statewide Stories

Regional trusts proposed for lease of fish permits

April 27th 6:37 pm

Communities could lease to fishermen who otherwise couldn't afford permits

Opinion: Education cuts will hurt, not help, economy

April 27th 5:54 pm

The current proposal by the Alaska Senate majority to cut education 5.7 percent while failing to offer up any new solutions to the state's fiscal crisis should infuriate every Alaskan, not only those with children currently in school or college in the state [...]

Tundra swans take two distinct paths to Alaska

April 27th 5:45 pm

By Ned Rozell University of Alaska Fairbanks Skiing to work over a persistent spring snowpack, I looked up to see a large white bird flapping gracefully over the spruce tops. A few gentle honks confirmed it was a tundra swan. After a long winter when all [...]

Opinion: Earth Day a great opportunity to remember what's really important

April 20th 7:34 pm

Earth Day is sort of like Mother's Day or Valentine's Day — it's one of those times when we lavish attention and love on something or someone we know we should be honoring every day, really. Instead, we try to condense a year's worth of attention into [...]

Salmon numbers look good as Bristol Bay chills

April 20th 7:29 pm

A brighter outlook for Alaska's upcoming salmon season just got even better. Markets are looking good, the statewide salmon catch forecast of 204 million is up by a million fish, and the world's biggest sockeye salmon fishery at Bristol Bay is breaking [...]

Most Popular Stories

'Pizza Nick' heading back to kitchen for spaghetti feed fundraiser

April 20th 7:35 pm

There are few in Homer who haven't run into Nick Baraimis over the years. Most recently, the thick Greek accent can be heard greeting people at the airport as Baraimis drives people around town in his taxi. But for a long time, the fisherman's cap could be [...]

Aphids frozen out of Homer

April 27th 6:43 pm

Foresters predict infestation wiped out by cold winter

Letters to the Editor

April 20th 7:34 pm

HEA encourages Homer residents to vote That oversized Homer Electric Association envelop you got in the mail? Relax, it's not an extra bill. Six good folks are running for three seats on the HEA board of directors and that envelope contains your ballot.

Clean-up, Earth day events Saturday

April 20th 7:36 pm

It's been a few years since Homer had a real winter, and all around town, people are reminded of the dreaded break-up season and its emerging trash syndrome when snow recedes and a winter's worth of garbage emerges from the snowbanks. Luckily, Homer's [...]


April 20th 7:36 pm

Grow herbs and greens year-round Homer Garden Club brings "Aquaponics" to the Bidarka Inn on Sunday, April 23. Starting at 2 p.m., members of Blood, Sweat and Food Farm will describe how to get year-round herb and greens production in an aquaponics system. [...]

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