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Articles from the April 9, 2020 edition

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 By Larry Persily    News    April 9, 2020

Dunleavy vetoes bulk of restored ferry funding

Gov. Mike Dunleavy on April 7 vetoed two-thirds of the additional funding appropriated by lawmakers for state ferry operations. The Legislature last...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 9, 2020

Svensons' glass mosaic for Wasilla school waits in Haines

John and Sharon Svenson's recently completed mosaic for the Iditarod Elementary School in Wasilla...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 9, 2020

Borough manager proposes minor cuts in draft budget

On April 1, Haines Borough manager Debra Schnabel released a draft budget containing only modest cuts despite a projected decrease in revenue...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 9, 2020

Klukwan closes village to visitors

The Klukwan community has taken several aggressive steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 including declaring a local emergency, passing a “shelter...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 9, 2020

Lease agreement marks new phase for Eldred Rock restoration

After more than 20 years of advocacy, the restoration of Eldred Rock lighthouse is finally poised...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 9, 2020

Should the public library stop foyer pickup?

The Haines Borough Public Library resumed offering pickup service this week after closing March 25, but that may end Tuesday when the assembly will...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 9, 2020

2020 property assessments incur the wrath of residents

This year’s property tax assessments have generated more ire than usual among Haines residents. Many have complained about a spike in assessed...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 9, 2020

Fishing industry hopes for best, despite virus

Despite uncertainties about fish prices and workforce availability, the commercial fishing industry in Haines is gearing up for a relatively normal...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 9, 2020

Haines asks state for autonomy in COVID-19 response

Haines Borough has asked the governor’s administration for a waiver allowing the community to set more restrictive social-distancing measures to...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 9, 2020

Artist organizes virtual First Friday amid COVID-19 closures

Although social-distancing practices have marked the end of many community events this spring,...

 

To our scrupulous readers,

I want to apologize for the myriad proofreading mistakes in last week’s paper. A subscriber once told me they like to get their red pens out and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    April 9, 2020

Assembly should allow library curbside service

In the midst of social distancing mandates, we can still buy bottles of whiskey, bags of weed, assault rifles, bicycle parts, bunk beds, pepperoni...

 

Live for others

Today is a troubled time for every person on this planet. Government leaders everywhere issue health mandates, and they should—it is their...

 

Are our protective measures enough?

Unfortunately, as the days of summer draw nearer, the number of citizens in Alaska who are infected with the virus grows. Three weeks ago, the number...

 

Our rights are threatened by fear

Neighbors turning on neighbors is what Hitler advocated. This is not the kind of community I want to live in. Hitler ruled by persuading neighbors to...

 

Panic is driving policy

The actions, orders and mandates of our Local, State and Federal governments are the result of panic. Rather than approach this alleged disaster in a...

 

Outside workers need to quarantine

I’m concerned that allowing transients to come and go may introduce the COVID-19 virus to our community. Several groups have asked for special...

 

COVID inbound to Haines

The pattern for our “modern” world of high mobility has been that whatever happens down south will eventually get to Haines; it’s just a matter...

 

Duly Noted

Luke Hedrick has donated $1,000 each to Haines Senior Center, Haines Assisted Living and Hospice of Haines. A Haines High School graduate who works fo...

 

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