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 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    April 16, 2015

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Working on the Haines Visitor’s Guide this week made us think of using the town’s marketing slogan, “Adventure Capital of Alaska.” Including...

 
 Opinion    April 9, 2015 

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Hiring a lobbyist to work the Alaska Legislature would amount to adding yet another high-level position at the Haines Borough at a time when the...

 
 Opinion    April 9, 2015 

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It’s a disservice to taxpayers that spending details previously included in the Haines Borough budget have been left out this year. The budget is...

 
 Opinion    April 2, 2015

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Concerns about the Small Boat Harbor expansion project reflect serious flaws in the Haines Borough’s public review process. This project has been...

 
 Opinion    March 26, 2015

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It’s good for the Haines Borough to mandate an application and review process for non-profits to qualify for a community service property tax...

 
 Opinion    March 12, 2015

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Why is city hall silent about budget cuts slated for Haines by the Alaska Legislature? Legislators have proposed to eliminate the Haines Division of...

 
 Opinion    March 5, 2015

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A reasonable person looking at Alaska’s budget “shortfall” might conclude that our state’s leaders – from Gov. Bill Walker on down – are...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    February 12, 2015

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What makes a town a good place to live are a thousand small acts, all of them unselfish, like shoveling your neighbor’s sidewalk or giving some...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    February 12, 2015

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News coverage of the Yukon Quest sled dog race this week rekindled memories of Haines mushers and mushing in Haines. It seems ancient history now, but...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    January 29, 2015

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Discussion of selling the Mosquito Lake School Jan. 15 veered off on a tangent about the town’s prospects, a trajectory not untypical for a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    January 8, 2015

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It appears likely the town will soon have a community and economic development director. Taxpayers may be justifiably skeptical of funding this job. T...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    December 11, 2014

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Haines Borough taxpayers should think twice before accepting the notion that they’re on the hook for rebuilding the Lutak Dock. What public service...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    December 4, 2014

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Thanks to Wayne Cowart and other church leaders who organized the community Thanksgiving celebration at Haines School. A communitywide get-together...

 
 Opinion    November 20, 2014

Editorials

Christmas lights already strung around town are a welcome sight. It’s been gray around here since June and the weatherman says we’re in for more....

 
 Opinion    October 30, 2014

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If you think voting doesn’t change anything, consider the money spent in the past few months to influence how you mark your ballot. Between the Augu...

 
 Opinion    October 16, 2014

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The Haines Borough should scrap hiring an economic development director and hire a grant writer instead. There’s been no public outcry for another d...

 
 Opinion    October 9, 2014

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Congratulations to the winners of Tuesday’s election and thanks to all the candidates who ran. A campaign is a great opportunity to hear ideas from...

 
 Opinion    October 2, 2014

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It’s not this newspaper’s practice to tell residents how to vote, but because the Haines Borough has made only marginal efforts to promote passage...

 
 Opinion    September 25, 2014

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Turnout at Saturday night’s Chilkat Valley Preschool fundraiser suggests there’s broad support for a new preschool building in Haines. So why not...

 
 Opinion    September 18, 2014

Editorial

A person learns early in life that the only real independence is financial – having your own money. That’s as true for towns as it is for people....

 
 Opinion    September 11, 2014

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There may have been a real need for an community and economic development director in Haines before Darsie Culbeck proposed the job last fall;Culbeck...

 
 Opinion    September 4, 2014

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There was a dust-up over the orange arrows spray-painted around town for the Sheldon Museum’s Totem Trot fundraiser. The arrows were drawn with...

 
 Opinion    August 28, 2014

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Joe Parnell’s column this week is a paid advertisement because Parnell is now a candidate for local office. During a political campaign, the...

 
 Opinion    August 21, 2014

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The Haines Borough Assembly reversal last week of its tour moratorium at Chilkoot Lake reflects that the town hasn’t yet figured out its...

 
 Opinion    August 7, 2014

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At a workshop Tuesday, Haines Borough Assembly members pondered $21 million they need to raise to replace the sewage treatment plant, expand the boat...

 

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