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 Opinion    April 17, 2014 

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If you don’t think it pays to shop at home, consider that local sales taxes raised $2.74 million last year, or nearly one-quarter of the...

 
 Opinion    April 10, 2014

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The Chilkat Valley News extends a welcome to new Haines Borough Manager David Sosa and his family. Sosa arrives at a critical juncture in our...

 
 Opinion    March 20, 2014

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Four heli-skiing deaths in Haines since 2012 are an unacceptable toll. They’re also a black eye for our town, an unnecessary public expense and a...

 
 Opinion    March 13, 2014

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Despite the absence of the valley’s major retailers and its manufacturers, the Haines Chamber of Commerce “Economic Summit” was a success for...

 
 Opinion    February 27, 2014

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Participants in the upcoming economic development forum might consider these points: 1) The economic and social issues facing our town are not unique...

 
 Opinion    February 20, 2014

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It’s good to save money, but the Haines Borough’s accumulation of $1.4 million in a permanent fund “earnings reserve” begs some big...

 
 Opinion    February 13, 2014

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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...

 
 Opinion    January 30, 2014

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An “economic development summit” scheduled for Haines March 8 can’t come soon enough. Shrinkage of state capital project spending in Haines,...

 
 Opinion    January 23, 2014

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The Haines Borough School Board should be commended for Tuesday’s meeting at Mosquito Lake School, an exercise in creative democracy and a model for...

 
 Opinion    January 9, 2014

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The town is lean this time of year. Wallets are thin from Christmas spending, the snowbirds are in the southlands, and year-round residents start...

 
 Opinion    December 19, 2013

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If the Haines Borough enters into contract negotiations with David Sosa, the manager’s leave needs to be pared way back from the 48 days past...

 
 Opinion    December 12, 2013

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Why has the Haines Borough run through seven managers in 11 years? 1) Good managers are hard to find. 2) Haines is difficult to manage. 3) A...

 
 Opinion    December 5, 2013

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Publishing last week’s big Thanksgiving newspaper was fun and brought to mind my start in the news business 40 years ago, delivering the Philadelphi...

 
 Opinion    November 28, 2013

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You can work off some of your Thanksgiving feast with a walk around town Friday. It’s the biggest shopping day of the year, and a chance to get...

 
 Opinion    November 7, 2013

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People say things don’t change much in a small town, but events in Haines last weekend demonstrated that’s not always the case. Saturday’s open...

 
 Opinion    October 31, 2013

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It’s not surprising that Haines Borough Assembly members who interviewed four finalists for the manager position Tuesday weren’t particularly...

 
 Opinion    October 24, 2013

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Some readers have questioned why the CVN publishes letters they find offensive. It has been this newspaper’s longtime policy to publish letters...

 
 Opinion    October 17, 2013

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By at least the informal measure of a Fish and Game employee surveying creels, the number of visitors here for Canadian Thanksgiving last weekend was...

 
 Opinion    October 10, 2013

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Assembly and school board turnover from the recent municipal election and pending changes at the top of the borough and police department provide us...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    October 3, 2013

Editorial 1

Voting machines that reject ballots on which preferences aren’t marked for each question smack of the nanny state and need to be fixed. Voters...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    October 3, 2013

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Juneau residents advocating a road up Lynn Canal have some explaining to do before people in Haines take their cause seriously. Specifically, they...

 
 Opinion    September 19, 2013

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You won’t find an advertisement for the Haines Borough manager position or the police chief job in this newspaper, or on the pages of any other pape...

 
 Opinion    September 12, 2013

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Biologists say this fall’s coho return looks to be a strong one. That means we’ll likely see scores of Yukon fishermen camped along the Chilkat...

 
 Opinion    September 5, 2013

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A friend recently engaged me in a conversation about teachers, who, according to my friend, “don’t like kids.” The implication was that...

 
 Opinion    August 29, 2013

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The CVN last week published a story about the four candidates for Haines Borough police chief who’d applied by the borough’s deadline. The story...

 

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