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Articles from the August 13, 2020 edition

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 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 13, 2020

Assembly abandons areawide policing ballot measure

The Haines Borough Assembly has decided voter approval is unnecessary to formalize the practice of emergency police response outside the townsite. On...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 13, 2020

Is Haines dying to have a new morgue?

The Haines Borough’s new morgue is in the design phase with plans to begin construction this fall. However, some have questioned the prudence of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 13, 2020

Homeschool numbers increase, school to provide online option

The number of students whose families are expressing interest in homeschooling climbed to 51 this week, more than triple compared to last year, as...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 13, 2020

Separating from borough could jeopardize museum funding

The Haines Sheldon Museum board of trustees’ plan to turn the museum into a nonprofit, completely separate from the Haines Borough, could have...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 13, 2020

Residents have till Sept. 30 to respond to census

Tuesday, census workers began the in-person follow-up process for households that have yet to respond to the questionnaires left on doors earlier...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 13, 2020

Residents have till Sept. 30 to respond to census

The new deadline for the Haines Borough’s household CARES Act grants is Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. The assembly extended the Aug. 14 deadline at a meeting...

 

Ferry service releases draft operating plan

The Alaska Marine Highway System released its October to April draft operating plan Monday, allowing the public four days to comment. The LeConte...

 

Beware of false PFD campaign promises

It’s an election year, which means some legislative candidates are pledging the unaffordable. It’s comforting to know that even as most...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 13, 2020

2020 graduates adapt plans to COVID-19

COVID-19 is causing some of this year’s high school graduates to alter their plans. Dominic Stossel had planned to attend Yukon University in...

 

Assembly briefs

Borough plans to sell 8 lots Eight properties in the Haines Borough will soon be available for purchase through a sealed competitive bid process. On...

 

LeConte worker tests positive, no close contacts

Sunday’s sailing of the LeConte from Haines was canceled after a ferry crew member tested positive for COVID-19. The Alaska Department of Health...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    August 13, 2020

Small changes needed for waste management

I have great respect for Burl Sheldon’s experience and knowledge concerning solid waste. He and I have discussed this issue several times. But in...

 

Caring sister, wife and mother lives to 100

Patricia "Pat" Kistler died peacefully at Hearthside Manor in Tacoma, Washington on Aug. 3, her son...

 

Masking is about contrived compliance

For decades I have been immersed in health documentaries that have been seen by millions of people. My wife is an M.D.  The backstory of COVID-19...

 

Thanks for supporting local economy

The Haines Borough Public Library is so extremely thankful to Heather Lende and JoAnn Ross-Cunningham for their generous donations to “Together...

 

Duly Noted

The Haines High School cross-country team has finished its second week of practice with new coach Jordan Baumgartner. “We’ve had a really good...

 

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