The Homer News is a weekly newspaper published in Homer, Alaska since 1964. The newspaper began circulation in January 1964. Founders Hal and Marion Thorn had moved a few years earlier to Homer, where Hal's parents were longtime residents. In the Thorns' hands, the Homer News was a product of the battle over incorporation. Its own motto, "Aims for Progress," reflected the views of those who saw incorporation as a step into the modern age.