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 By Patrick Linton    Opinion    October 13, 2016 

Mammograms aid early detection of cancer

Patrick Linton, Executive Director Seward Community Health Center Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States, causing an estimated 40,000 deaths each year. On average 12 percent of women will develop...

 
 By Jim Doepken    Opinion    October 13, 2016 

God's music

I have always been a music lover. Ever since I was in the elementary school choir and since I played with friends down in the basement of our home, with what is now classic rock music blasting from the 8-track player. I’ve loved music since I...

 
 By Gov. Bill Walker    Opinion    October 6, 2016

Smaller dividends are painful but prudent

Alaskans will soon receive our annual dividend checks. This year’s $1,022 check for every qualified resident will help Alaska families with things like winter fuel, food and clothes, holiday gifts, and saving for college. These checks will boost...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    September 29, 2016

'Little Bug' is about to give us a 'Jewel'

Here it is near the end of September and there’s plenty of action going on around our house. Football is in full swing ... and I highly encourage you to get out and support the Seward Seahawks as th...

 
 By Mike Navarre    Opinion    September 29, 2016

Exercise your right to vote on Oct. 4

Two Kenai Borough ballot propositions in the Oct. 4 election are about sharing the responsibility for our community among taxpayers and maintaining a fair balance between property tax and sales tax. Proposition No. 3 would raise the amount of a...

 
 By Chaplain Joe Pridgen    Opinion    September 29, 2016

Give yourself some grace

It’s been said that the best teacher is your last mistake. That means, “Don’t look at the mistake, look at the lesson.” Personally, I don’t make the same mistake twice—I usually make it four or five times just to make sure! Let’s face...

 
 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...

 

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