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Articles from the May 14, 2020 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 14, 2020

Assembly suspends manager with pay

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 at its regular meeting Tuesday to suspend borough manager Debra Schnabel with pay. The assembly will hold an...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 14, 2020

Assembly cuts funding for HEDC, library and museum

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly amended the working draft of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year to reflect a 50% reduction in sales tax...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 14, 2020

CIA begins planning for cultural center

A cultural center for the Chilkoot Indian Association is in the early stages of development. This winter, CIA was selected as one of nine communities...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 14, 2020

More businesses open their doors as others limit customers

More businesses have opened their doors as phase two of the state’s Reopen Alaska Responsibly plan took effect last Friday, but others are still clo...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 14, 2020

Local lender reopens PPP application, EIDL remains elusive

Paycheck Protection Program loans are once again available to local businesses through First National Bank of Alaska, which began accepting new applic...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 14, 2020

Charter amendment needs work, GAS committee says

After reviewing a draft charter amendment requiring police to respond to emergencies outside the townsite, members of the Haines Borough Assembly’s...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 14, 2020

Eulachon study abandons old techniques due to COVID-19

For the first time, this year’s eulachon run estimate will be calculated without using the “mark-and-recapture” technique. The change in the est...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 14, 2020

Assembly Briefs

Haines welcomes Royal Caribbean On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly adopted a resolution supporting increased port calls from Royal Caribbean...

 

The police state of Haines

In the draft budget based on a projected loss of sales tax revenue, an obvious reduction has been overlooked in the police department. While almost...

 

Borough should make cuts across the board

Honorable Mayor, Assembly Members and Staff, I thank you all for your time spent to represent the people that live here. I applaud your effort to...

 

Recycling events revised for COVID

In this time of the COVID- 19 pandemic Haines Friends of Recycling is making some changes to our schedule of special events: Electronic Recycling,...

 

Look to antiquated police dept. for cuts

The FY21 borough budgetary challenges are indeed indicative of a landslide. But some on the assembly think that “landslide” is an inappropriate...

 

Virtual recycling art contest a success

The Recycled Art Competition for Earth Day was a tremendous success! Thank you so much to our fabulous local businesses, Talia’s Treasures, The...

 

Mayor isn't holding community together

Resigning our borough manager, for grievances from another assembly member—not convictions—speaks to the lack of ability for our mayor to hold...

 

Haines is infected with childish notions of blame

Get out the PPEs! Send in the doctor! The Haines Borough Assembly is contagious, infected by the isolation pandemic, intent on spreading the virus of...

 

Assembly has lost its mind by seeking new manager

I didn’t quite propose a sales tax increase. I proposed an areawide 5.5% sales tax. Most people buy everything in town anyway, but it would...

 

Assembly should reconsider action on manager

I am astounded by the action of the Borough Assembly in suspending our manager Debra Schnabel this past Tuesday. During these chaotic times of virus...

 

Assembly conspired to fire Schnabel

Ah! I now see the simplicity of the borough assembly’s recent appointment of Jerry Lapp! It’s so you have the numbers to oust our manager. I can...

 

Duly Noted

Josie Allen celebrated her 40th birthday camping on the Katzehin and hiking the ridge towards Santa Claus Mountain with friends Alissa Henry, Gen...

 

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