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Tobacco tax delayed as retailer threatens town

An excise tax on tobacco will go to a fourth public hearing after strong words from community members opposing the tax who said they’d “make sure...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 28, 2017

Young runners lead pack; boys to race at state meet

Underclassmen on the Haines High School cross-country team made whopping improvements at last weekend’s regional championship meet in Ketchikan, ear...

 

Beware 'woolly bear'; look-alike critter stings

People who come across the furry, yellow and black caterpillars with white plumes crawling around...

 

Three school board candidates run uncontested

Three incumbents running unchallenged to reclaim their seats on the Haines Borough School Board said declining enrollment, budget woes and hiring a pe...

 

Borough candidates talk business in final forum

The Haines Chamber of Commerce asked business and economy-focused questions of assembly and mayoral candidates at the third and final candidate forum...

 

Kito talks troopers, ferry

Rep. Sam Kito updated Haines constituents Thursday on Alaska’s fiscal situation and the state of the Alaska Marine Highway. Kito, who represents...

 

One of these candidates will be Haines' next mayor

In one sentence, please describe the role of the mayor. Wagner: The mayor sets the tone for our community and also is an example for the community....

 

Three of these six candidates will be Haines' next assembly members

Common criticisms of assembly meetings are that discussions tend to be lengthy, repetitive and inefficient. Do you agree? If so, how will you...

 

Arts Outlook

First Friday features pottery, mixology As tourism season wraps up and summer turns to fall, Haines businesses will keep their doors open for...

 

Assembly Briefs

Borough to test 'spring' The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously voted to test the water at the Mud Bay spring after a sample tested positive for the...

 

This week in history

Sept. 27, 1967 Cable TV will be a reality on Oct. 1, operator Bob Becker said Friday. At that time video transmissions will be made regularly for thos...

 

Donations drive a great program

What a great community we live in! Thank you for your generous contributions toward our required matching funds to purchase a new Care-A-Van for the... Full story

 

Warm welcome for new leadership

On behalf of Echo Ranch Bible Camp Haines, I would like to thank the community of Haines for the warm welcome they extended to us as we transitioned...

 

Divisive mayor hurts civil discourse

In Haines the mayor’s job is to run meetings with fairness and civility, ensuring that things go smoothly and with everyone having a voice....

 

Out with the old, in with the new

Politics, politics. Another year, another election. I’ve decided to endorse Joanie Wagner for mayor, and the new candidates that have not run or...

 

Embrace the spirit of cooperation

I’m voting Joanie Wagner for mayor and I hope you will, too. I know making comparisons can be counterproductive - the apples to oranges thing -...

 

Thanks for prayers, support

Crystal was recently medevaced to Juneau with abdominal pain and subsequent surgery. So many people made this journey go smoothly, from the medical...

 

Time for a reality check

Jan Hill remains the Haines Borough’s best chance for a long-term, diversified economy. I have known Jan for almost 48 years and have total... Full story

 

Fresh leadership needed

I am putting my full support for mayor to Joanie Wagner. As an assembly member the past three years, I really believe it is important to have a fresh...

 

Re-elect experience

I would like to express my support for our current mayor, Jan Hill. Jan has tirelessly served the community of Haines for many years. I will not go in... Full story

 

Peace lasts all week

Haines People for Peace would like to thank all those who helped make our community’s celebration of International Day of Peace a rich and...

 

Josephson brings expertise

I was highly impressed with Brenda Josephson at the recent KHNS/CVN candidate forum. Ever since her arrival in Haines I’ve seen Brenda step up and...

 

Volunteers rock!

With less than a week before our local election, I would like to thank all of our volunteers that go onboard the Princess Ships and drive the... Full story

 

Less hate, more respect

During the past three years, Jan Hill has called the community “hateful.” She has called assembly members “axe-hurlers.” She has – without...

 

Tier 3 is terminal

I am not a glaciologist but I do know in late fall or early spring our river waters are beautiful and clear. Spring “thaw” happens and they...

 

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