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Harkweed menace terrorizes gardens

Not just a pretty flower, orange hawkweed is terrorizing some Haines gardeners, who would do just about anything to get rid of it. “I’m actually burning hawkweed right now,” said resident Gina St. Clair. “I just dug some out of my yard and cleaned up my incinerator.” “There are entire neighborhoods and roadways and yards […]

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Haines sophomore wins for pantomime performance at state champs

Haines sophomore Maddox Rogers’ solo pantomime performance about a cowboy duel took the top spot at the state 2024 Debate, Drama and Forensics Championships in Anchorage.  Rogers developed the piece — a short comedy of errors about a standoff in which “one of the cowboys keeps failing miserably in a series of escalating comedic situations.”  […]

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‘Until It Is Fixed’: Congress Ramps Up Action on Social Security Clawbacks

The Senate Finance Committee is ramping up oversight of Social Security’s overpayment problem and plans to meet with the agency every month “until it is fixed.” The Social Security Administration assured lawmakers in the past that it had been addressed, but “what you all found in your reporting is that the problem hadn’t been fixed,” […]

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Haines borough loses Census appeal

The U.S. Census Bureau rejected Haines’ appeal over the 2020 population count, which showed Haines’ population dropping by around 500 residents.  “I’m deeply disappointed. I really thought that our response was compelling,” said borough clerk Alekka Fullerton, who worked on the appeal. “I was mad – it’s a big deal to our community.” The bureau […]

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With Alaska’s wildlife numbers declining, agencies are blaming — and culling — predators. The true threat is much more complex

Open Season “This story was originally published by Grist. Sign up for Grist’s weekly newsletter here.” As spring arrived in southwestern Alaska, a handful of people from the state Department of Fish and Game rose early and climbed into small airplanes. Pilots flew through alpine valleys, where ribs of electric green growth emerged from a […]