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Editorial

The Southeast Alaska State Fair, our town’s biggest celebration, certainly earns its ranking as one of the preeminent cultural events in the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 5, 2015

Jury acquits Hart of felony charge

After more than three hours of deliberation Wednesday, a jury found Ted Hart not guilty of a felony weapons charge. In August 2014, the state charged...

 

Borough employee pay: How does it stack up?

Discussion of Haines Borough employee salaries and whether the municipality offers wages...

 

Editorial

It’s with great sadness that we report this week the death of Ray Menaker, the founder of this newspaper. We were hoping Ray would make it to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 3, 2015

Interim police chief winning supporters

The Haines Borough Public Safety Commission met Wednesday to hear what the community wants of its next police chief, and apparently it’s interim...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Study: Police below standards in many areas

Following last week’s release of a damning study of the Haines Borough Police Department, the Public Safety Commission this week decided to hold a...

 

Editorial

The latest act in the farce that is the recent history of the Haines Borough Police Department is last week’s message from city hall: The police for...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 9, 2015

History puts heat on police chief hire

Following a 2013 scandal surrounding former Haines Borough Police Chief Gary Lowe and the subsequent hire of Bill Musser, who lasted only a year on...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 12, 2015

Sosa seeks $22K to study town police

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa and Police Chief Bill Musser are asking the assembly to authorize a $22,000 review of the police department by an...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 12, 2015

Police schedule draws questions

Concerned with the recent spate of break-ins and thefts around town, residents are wondering: Where are the police? Haines Borough Manager David Sosa...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 29, 2015

Assemble: No to proposal to protect harbor workers

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday voted down a resolution that would have supported extra protections for the harbormaster and harbor employees....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 11, 2014

Assailant Jackson sues borough

A Haines man found guilty of three charges stemming from a July 2012 fight with three Haines Borough police officers has filed a civil suit against...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 20, 2014

Sosa drops policy on disclosing employees' histories

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa will not pursue a proposed policy aimed at discouraging the borough from entering into nondisclosure agreements...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Report honestly on ex-employees?

Haines Borough Assembly member Debra Schnabel last week submitted for the assembly’s consideration a policy statement that would discourage the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 10, 2014

Deals with rogue cops questioned

Assembly member Debra Schnabel is questioning Haines Borough agreements with a former police chief and sergeant, who resigned in exchange for the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 26, 2014

DOT says Joel hire acceptable

Alaska Department of Transportation Commissioner Pat Kemp said in a press release late Wednesday that the hiring of former Haines Borough Police Sgt....

 

Lowe and Joel situations not comparable

When my friend Gary Lowe was “let go” a year or so ago, I sat by and said nothing.  He was getting a financial settlement he seemed satisfied...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 19, 2014

Sanctioned ex-cop to lead ferry security

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott is calling for Gov. Sean Parnell to rescind the hire of former Haines Borough Police Department Sgt....

 

Editorial

Recent revelations about the behavior of former Haines Borough Police Sgt. Jason Joel should lead the municipality to create new policies to follow...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 20, 2014

Assembly OKs ATVs on borough roads

The Haines Borough Assembly last week unanimously approved an ordinance change that will allow ATVs on borough-owned roads. Member Diana Lapham raised...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 6, 2014

ATVs on roads? Last hearing Tuesday

Supporters of an ordinance that would allow ATV use on Haines Borough roads turned out to testify in front of the assembly last week, claiming ATVs ar...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 13, 2014

ATVs on roads? Ordinance back

Haines Borough Assembly member Jerry Lapp is resuming the push for relaxation of snowmachine and all-terrain vehicle laws in the borough. An...

 

Editorial

If Bill Musser works out as chief of the Haines Borough Police Department, it will be despite the borough’s hiring process, not because of it. The b...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 6, 2014

Finalist for top cop blasts assembly

The attempted hire of a new Haines Borough police chief fell through Wednesday when the assembly voted unanimously to end negotiations with Richard...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 19, 2013

In 2013, projects belied forecast

For the first time since the rebuilt Haines School was oriented toward Old Haines Highway in 2007, students could make it to the school along a...

 

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