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As I recently filed to run for a seat on the Haines Borough Assembly, people have been asking me how I will run the newspaper and also run for...

 

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

 

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Instead of tying itself in knots on the question of selling a lot on Third and Main or making it a park, borough leaders could steer a middle course...

 

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On the scale of things, planning commissioner Donnie Turner’s “shut up” T-shirt was not particularly newsworthy and I was hoping to not publish...

 

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The town has some fancifully painted crosswalks, so let’s refresh ourselves about what those thick, white lines mean. Stepping into a crosswalk give...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    June 9, 2016

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At 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, a woman apparently off the cruise ship used a cell phone to snap a selfie with the new fish carving at Old Haines Highway and...

 

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Making a park of the Haines Borough lot at Main Street and Third Avenue may be a good idea, but we needn’t do it right now. The lot is already a de...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    May 26, 2016

Editorial

Who is in charge of scheduling in this town? No one. Should there be? Consider: On Saturday, May 14, civic-minded folks were forced to choose between...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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