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Articles from the April 7, 2022 edition

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 By Max Graham    News    April 7, 2022

Employment rose in February but labor shortage persists

Unemployment in the Haines Borough was at 12% in February — the lowest recorded in February since 1991, according to state data. Haines...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 7, 2022

Resignations, hiring delay leave local State Parks understaffed

The Haines Borough has gone several months without a park ranger, and Alaska State Parks’ other full-time employee in Haines — a natural resource...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 7, 2022

Legislators scale back governor's heavy reliance on federal money for ferries

The House Finance Committee has rejected the governor’s proposal to rely almost entirely on federal funds to operate the Alaska Marine Highway...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 7, 2022

Students compete in Juneau's Traditional Games for first time

For the first time in Haines School history, seven middle school students, all eighth graders,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 7, 2022

GASC to discuss Porcupine road service area

Borough leaders refined a nonprofit application for borough funding and discussed broadening which nonprofits would be eligible to apply for money...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 7, 2022

Pardee withdraws resignation as chair

Port and harbor advisory committee chair Terry Pardee withdrew his resignation as chair of the committee on Wednesday. Pardee initially resigned his c...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 7, 2022

CIA election season begins

Two seats on the Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) Tribal Council are up for election on May 10. Council members Kevin Thompson and Robert Martin...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 7, 2022

Firm holds second town hall about landslide findings

Further monitoring is needed to predict when future slides are most likely to occur in the December 2020 Beach Road landslide, representatives of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    April 7, 2022

Did Pardee violate the Open Meetings Act?

The Haines Borough should communicate its interpretation of the Open Meetings Act (OMA) so it’s clear what’s required on agendas. Port and Harbor...

 

Seasonality hinders leadership potential

Skagway’s former Mayor, Stan Selmer, once opined on the record: “The more that happens here in summer the less that happens here in winter....

 

Harbor committee up to old tricks

It’s not surprising that the town’s Ports and Harbors Advisory Committee is playing fast and loose with the standards for public meetings. This...

 

Clean up your dog's poop

Throughout the year in Haines, you have to watch where you’re walking due to all the dog poop left on both private and public properties. More than...

 

Need answers please

Local commissions and committees are stacked decks to promote foreign and mega-industrial extractive industry interests with little regard for...

 

Dear fellow residents of Haines

As a mom, one of my favorite things about living in Haines is the freedom and independence my kids enjoy. I love it that, at a young age, they can...

 

Lack of transparency is apparent

Slick marketing is pervasive in our society. Unfortunately, the Ports and Harbors Committee (and other borough entities) are now using this approach...

 

Thanks for the thorough reporting

Thank you CVN for bringing the recent Lutak dock issues to the public’s attention, great reporting!  I would like the Borough, Ports and Harbors...

 

Duly Noted

Two seats are open on the Chilkoot Indian Association tribal council. The deadline for declarations of candidacy and the nominations meeting is 5:30...

 

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