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 By Sean Fry    Opinion    September 22, 2016 

Pastor's Corner

In America today, Christianity has gotten a bad name. Moral failings of televangelists, hateful rants from those that claim to be Christians, and quite honestly, bad behavior by some Christians (or at least neglect of others) has created a sense...

 
 By Sean Dusek    Opinion    September 15, 2016

Public education and the KPBSD

Some people believe the school year is a marathon, but I liken it to a 400-meter run-the toughest race to run. We have precious hours, minutes, and seconds with students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough...

 
 By Max Ingalls    Opinion    September 15, 2016

PASTOR'S CORNER

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” - Romans 15:13 Have you ever needed some space? Like when, as a man, you get hurt and someone comes...

 
 By Gov. Bill Walker    Opinion    September 8, 2016

An historic opportunity for Alaska's future

In the final stages of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, many quit their jobs prior to the completion of TAPS because they wanted to be first in line to work on the gasline. Alaska expected construction to begin that quickly. But that was nearly 40...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    September 1, 2016

Forgive me, my brain can't remember

As I move closer and closer to the realm my children deem as “old,” my brain seems to forget things more and more, especially things that other people think are items I should never ever forget. For instance, for the life of me I cannot remember...

 
 By Patrick Linton    Opinion    September 1, 2016

Out of the darkness: Fighting suicide, depression

Everyone has times of feeling down and upset as life’s trials affect us. We are affected by difficulty sleeping, financial issues, legal issues, stress from both good and bad events, and even the weather. Sometimes we feel down for no specific...

 
 Opinion    August 25, 2016

Want some truth? Vote for me in Nov.

Normally, I refuse to watch or listen to politics. If I want to be lied to, I just call one of my children into the living room and ask them who broke something or why the car has no gas. The hours of hearing a 1-percenter tell me how they can run...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    August 18, 2016

I'm an alum of the DIMWIT school

For those of you that haven’t read the non-selling book, “All About Boomer: The Life and Times of Me,” (and there are quite a few of you because ... well ... I haven’t written it yet) I...

 
 Opinion    August 11, 2016

POCKETS aims to empty ours

There are some questions that mankind has been asking for generations. You know, like, “Why am I here?” and the whole thing about the chicken and the egg. Not me, though. I’ve got more things to do than worry about that. I’m more about...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    August 4, 2016

The 'Curse' is so very strong in me

When I was younger, I had no problem dealing with the energy of young kids. They could have vaulted off the bed, done a somersault over the chandelier and landed on my back and I probably wouldn’t...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    July 28, 2016

Quiet isn't always better with Baby Mal

This may surprise some people...but I used to allow my granddaughter, Mallorie, to pretend to be a beautician on my head. Here’s the deal, when it comes to Baby Mal, I admit, I am perhaps the...

 
 By Patrick Linton    Opinion    July 28, 2016

The eyes have it: Focus on Health & Safety

\Good vision is vital to every person but is threatened for people with diabetes and for seniors. Poor vision is associated with more frequent falls and can result in the loss of the ability to drive. Poor vision decreases your ability to continue...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    July 21, 2016

I know there's something I should say

Warning: The following article may contain comments that are unhealthy for male members of the human species to repeat. Repeat what you are about to read at your own risk. Here’s the deal. My name...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    July 14, 2016

The truth isn't always how it sounds

For those of you who know me, this admission will come as no surprise. Despite my manly physique and outdoorsy look, I'm really a wuss when it comes to pain. I know it is hard for you to fathom, but...

 
 By Fr. Richard Tero    Opinion    December 25, 2014

'Unbroken' and Christmas

No doubt you have seen the TV ads for the movie "Unbroken," opening on Christmas Day. At first thought, why would folks want to disturb the Christmas Spirit with a movie about a WWII airman shot down over the Pacific in a B-24? Louis Zamporini from C...

 
 Opinion    November 6, 2014

Rocking the Boat

Someone once said that politics is the art of compromise. It is a pithy statement, seemingly flippant and yet profound. A good example of what compromise can produce is our Constitution. When the delegates from the 13 colonies gathered together to...

 
 Opinion    October 30, 2014

Rocking the Boat

Bill Walker is our choice for governor We’ve spent considerable time evaluating the candidates for governor and we’ve come to the conclusion that former Valdez mayor Bill Walker is by far the best candidate to lead Alaska the next four years....

 
 Opinion    October 23, 2014

Rocking the Boat

Sometimes we hear from our fellow Alaskans that voting just doesn’t matter. Well, let’s put a different slant to it; if you don’t vote maybe you just don’t matter. Voting is a fundamental right but you don’t have to vote. What brings out...

 
 Opinion    October 16, 2014

Rocking the Boat

We’re supporting Mark Begich in his re-election bid to the U.S. Senate. After considerable thought we make this unqualified endorsement of the incumbent because of his dedication to hard work and commitment to Alaskans. Sen. Begich has proven himse...

 
 Opinion    October 2, 2014

LOG celebrates 48 years

It is our birthday! Well, soon it will be our birthday – we’re almost over the hill! We’re not quite 50 years old, but we’re getting there and we’re still committed to delivering all the news that serves the best interests of our readers!...

 
 By Max Ingalls    Opinion    September 25, 2014

Paper Pulpit

Through the most interesting set of circumstances... I found myself at a Los Angeles Clippers NBA basketball game, sitting court-side, right next to the team. Really, I was sitting at the end of the scorer’s table, right next to the Clippers team...

 
 By Stephen McAlpine - Bruce Botelho    Opinion    September 25, 2014

Lawsuit challenging Walker-Mallott ticket without foundation

On September 17, attorney and Republican Party activist Ken Jacobus went to court on behalf of the Republican Party’s district chair, Steve Strait, in an attempt to remove Parnell’s only significant opposition from the ballot. Mr. Jacobus’...

 
 By Pastor Jim Doepken    Opinion    September 18, 2014

Paper Pulpit

Deuteronomy 5:12-15 says: “Observe the sabbath day and keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work. Remember that...

 
 Opinion    September 18, 2014

Alaska Chamber of Commerce takes firm position

The primary is behind us, and with it goes the first ballot measure of the year. Alaskans everywhere can heave a collective and well-deserved sigh. But don’t throw out those No On One signs right away. We’ll be facing a triple dose of...

 
 By Pastor Ron Nitz    Opinion    September 11, 2014

What's CROP Walk all about?

"...And Jesus said to them, 'What are you discussing with each other while you walk along [to Emmaus]?' " [Luke 24:17] On Sunday, Sept. 7, about 40 people from various churches in town participated in...

 

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