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 Opinion    February 4, 2016 

Editorial

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

Editorial

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

Editorial

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

Editorial

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

Editorial

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

Editorial

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

Editorial

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

Editorial

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

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 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

Editorial

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

Editorial

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

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...

 
 Opinion    July 23, 2015

Editorial

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

Editorial

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

 
 Opinion    July 9, 2015

Editorial

On deadline Wednesday night, I went to the home of wildlife trooper Ken VanSpronsen to give him a second opportunity to explain his departure from the...

 
 Opinion    June 25, 2015

Editorial

In his 1989 book “The Lost Continent,” writer and social observer Bill Bryson goes looking for small-town America. His grim findings included Winf...

 
 Opinion    June 11, 2015

Editorial

Citizens have raised legitimate questions about how matters sent to the Haines Borough Assembly sometimes don’t get placed on meeting agendas. Borou...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    May 14, 2015

Editorial

It was a fitting coincidence that the Haines School Board approved pursuing an agreement for housing the Chilkat Valley Preschool on the same day...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    April 30, 2015

Editorial

I am borrowing an idea from my friend Heather Lende by “finding the good” in the Alaska Legislature’s recent decision to eliminate funding for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    April 16, 2015

Editorial

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

Editorial

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

Editorial

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...

 

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