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Commentary: More thoughts on Communication

Nov 23, 2020

In this commentary from Nov. 13, Emilie Springer of Homer has more thoughts on communication. KBBI welcomes thoughtful commentary from the community. If you would like to respond, or have something else to say, contact KBBI News. Commentaries don’t necessarily reflect the views of KBBI’s board, employees, or sponsors.

Emilie Springer

It’s time now for a commentary from the community. This week, as the election season turns into the waiting season, Emilie Springer contemplates language and context in our discourse, public and private.

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Emilie Springer of Homer, addresses the concerns of students and their parents trying to make remote learning work, and every citizen's responsibility to act in the interest of the good health of the community. 
 

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 Transcript:

Willy Dunne

Willy Dunne, resident of Fritz Creek,
 in support of a Borough-wide, vote-by-mail option for elections on the Kenai Peninusla.
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Transcript:

Opinion: Education teams deserve thanks, but save the hugs

May 19, 2020

I’m here today to express my appreciation and immense gratitude to the educators and all of the support staff at Paul Banks and West Homer Elementary Schools.
In a mere 10 days, these schools completely retooled and redesigned learning for the rest of the school year. What began as a simple needs survey sent out to all school families ballooned into an entire chain of caring that in my opinion, is world class.

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While the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District prepares to stage a completely new kind of graduation ceremony, one graduating senior has a few words for her fellow students.

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For a complete list of graduation ceremonies and activities, go to kpbsd.k12.ak.us.

Kathy Carssow

Kathy Carssow is a volunteer for the Recall Dunleavy effort in Homer.

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Transcript:

Hello, this is Kathy Carssow. I volunteer on the Homer Recall Dunleavy campaign.  In just 3 weeks, over 11 hundred voters on the Southern Kenai Peninsula signed the petition to put the recall question before Alaska voters.  Now Recall Dunleavy has launched “Sign At Home,” a safe and remote way for you to join us in putting Alaska back on track.

CIRCAC

This commentary is by John Williams.

Williams is the former mayor of Kenai and the current president of Cook Inlet Regional Citizen’s Advisory Council Board of Directors.

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