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Assembly to look at severance tax as source of revenue

The Haines Borough Assembly is considering a severance tax. Assembly member Carol Tuynman suggested the revenue-generating measure, a tax on natural...

Skyrocketing lumber prices shift demand

The soaring price of lumber and construction materials nationwide is forcing Haines residents to delay projects, eat the high cost of materials and...

Museum funding uncertain; CIA offers to take on building

Funding for the Haines Sheldon Museum in this year’s Haines Borough budget remains an open question after more than an hour of discussion at a...

Beach Road residents brace for another year without power, reliable access

Beach Road residents will have to wait another year for a permanent road and power to their homes if the Haines Borough Assembly follows the advice...

CIA opens disaster relief program

The Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) began accepting applications last week for a disaster relief program targeting homeowners with damage from the...

We should be a sanctuary from political toxicity

Assemblyman Paul Rogers recently submitted a resolution to declare Haines a sanctuary city. I unequivocally agree and want the record to show that...

Sanctuary- a place that provides protection

I wish for this place we call Haines to have sanctuary from exploitative logging operations that specialize in hauling our forests away to Asia;...

The sky isn't falling

No, Chicken Little, the sky is NOT falling. I agree with previous naysayers Aronson and Figdor who deplore Mr. Paul Rogers’ wrongheaded resolution...

Health freedom is important

Twice recently, in Haines, I was restricted, because of social pressure, from activities because I’m not vaccinated. These experiences gave me...

When did gun safety debates go off the rails?

A historical perspective might help inform the conversation we’re having on becoming a Second Amendment Sanctuary City. A Haines Chatters debate...

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Scovill was multitalented craft maker, loving mother

Longtime Haines resident Virginia Eleze Scovill, known by many as Ginger, died Dec. 28 at Bartlett...

Duly Noted

Denise Sherman and Jim “Jimmer” Stickler were married at New Hope Fellowship Church on May 1. Pastor Sage Thomas officiated. The couple was...

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