The only thing I can think of is to make the home page a little less "busy". It just seems to me that there are too many things going on. I know the information is needed. Is the article needed or can it be placed elsewhere with a shortcut to it shown on the main page? Or, alternately, can the article be placed in a "box". Most everything else on the page is boxed. This one thing not makes it seem a little off.
Going through the other pages I don't see much wrong with what is there.
I have to go with the others on the bright yellow banner. I would prefer a softer colour. Even a softer yellow. I realize that demographics have shown that yellow is the most noticable but could it be toned down a little?