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 Opinion    May 19, 2016 

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Congratulations, William Seward, on being chosen as the Haines Borough’s new manager. It’s a tough job, one that has overwhelmed most of the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    May 5, 2016

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I participated in the 16 Mile cleanup Saturday. I wasn’t planning to spend an hour scooping bullet casings, metal junk and half-burnt copies of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    April 21, 2016

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It seems oddly synchronous that John Schnabel, Layton Bennett, Ray Menaker and Bob Henderson died within a year of each other. (Henderson, age 95,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    March 31, 2016

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A plan by Alaska legislators to whack funding for public health nurse personnel seems like a particularly cruel cut. A public health nurse is often...

 
 Opinion    March 24, 2016

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Winter can grow long in the tooth in March and April. The calendar marks the start of spring but Alaskans who have been snowed on in May know the seas...

 
 Opinion    March 10, 2016

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Judging by recent public comments, community discussion of nonprofits has somewhat devolved into arguments about whether such organizations are good...

 
 Opinion    March 3, 2016

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The problem with newly-hired police officer Chris Brown’s stated determination to curb over-serving in local bars is not that Brown wants to stop ov...

 
 Opinion    February 18, 2016

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Soaking in the Takhini Hot Springs pool Saturday, I overheard a conversation between a middle-aged Yank from Ohio and a young Australian traveler. The...

 
 Opinion    February 4, 2016

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To save us some potential embarrassment and money, the Haines Borough Assembly should advance to voters a $10 million bond for completion of the boat...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    January 28, 2016

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A push to revoke the borough’s motor vehicle tax no doubt will have some popular appeal. No one likes paying taxes and the borough has been slow... Full story

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    January 21, 2016

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A push to revoke the borough’s motor vehicle tax no doubt will have some popular appeal. No one likes paying taxes and the borough has been slow... Full story

 
 Opinion    December 10, 2015

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With the recent failure of high-ranking government executives who came from out of town, the pendulum of public opinion is predictably swinging back...

 
 Opinion    November 26, 2015

Editorial

It’s right that we set aside time each year to reflect on our blessings. As Alaskans parked in God’s country, we probably should offer...

 
 Opinion    November 19, 2015

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I intended to use this space to encourage you to think of the community this holiday season, and to consider a donation to the Chilkat Valley...

 
 Opinion    November 5, 2015

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Before we go any further in discussions of the Haines Animal Rescue Kennel, Senior Center or Chilkat Valley Preschool or get into the proposed or...

 
 Opinion    October 22, 2015

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It’s time to do away with the Chilkat Valley Preschool and have the Haines Borough School District start offering a preschool program to area...

 
 Opinion    October 22, 2015

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That King’s Store is struggling should be a concern for our community. The store offers valuable services and products that make life here better...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    September 24, 2015

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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 Kate Fossman    Opinion    September 24, 2015

To Your Health

With the fall weather comes a new hunting season. Wild game is a very healthy diet choice. Benefits come from the lean meat, the clean and natural...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    September 17, 2015

Editorial

A dozen or more citizens of widely divergent political opinions met for several hours Saturday, working to slow down 250 minor offense laws that the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    August 27, 2015

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As it was only about 15 years ago that brown bear sows and cubs started showing up in numbers along the Chilkoot River during daylight hours, the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    August 13, 2015

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Haines Borough policy allowing free, overflow camping in public places during events that book the town could stand some tweaking. Putting campers in...

 
 Opinion    August 6, 2015

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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...

 
 Opinion    July 23, 2015

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Credit Southeast Alaska State Fair board chairman Eric Forster and resident Chris Miller for the new climbing tower and zip line project at the...

 
 Opinion    July 16, 2015

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Haines Borough leaders – or citizens – would be wise to put this advisory question on the ballot for the October municipal election: “Do you...

 

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