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Beware the dissenter

Are we willing participants of a script pre-written eloquently by a select technocracy? Yes. The authors are embedded within agencies and corporations...

 

Support Al Gross for Senate

Alaskans have some important decisions to make in 2020. The most important may be the person we send to Washington, D.C. to be our senator for the nex...

 

Gratitude for medical professionals

Our family would like to express our deepest gratitude to Haines EMS, Dr. Wendell and the SEARHC staff, U.S. Coast Guard and Guardian flight crew for...

 

The racist narrative needs to be reexamined

Our first 10 Amendments were ratified in 1791. The First Amendment was our right to free speech, the Second Amendment was our right to bear arms. The...

 

Mining company exploits community divisions

Haines has a history of polarization. It’s no surprise that when a foreign mining company comes to town, it exploits divisions within our community,...

 

Why is a Constantine rep moderating an election forum?

I was shocked to learn from last week’s CVN that we allowed a representative of a foreign corporation to preside over an American election process...

 

Expanding no-hunting buffer would protect Chilkoot's bears

Like a lot of folks, I was saddened to learn of the death of Speedy, arguably one of Chilkoot’s most observed, loved and photographed bears. It is...

 

Vote for kindness and better values

I was worried after the attempted recall and associated vitriol regarding assembly politics, and the mean-spirited fiasco of manager Schnabel’s firi...

 

A 15-years-late thank you

I have been thinking about people in my life that probably saved me. Here is a thank you note 15 years late: Thanks, Joann Ross Cunningham for...

 

Let's talk about voting

Did you know that last year Haines Borough voters turned out some of the highest numbers of any community in Alaska during the 2019 municipal...

 

"Four Winds Mountain" name origin?

I have lived under Four Winds Mountain in Mosquito Lake for 20 years. I have asked many people where they believed the name of the mountain came from...

 

What will future generations think?

Saturday, Sept. 12, two Los Angeles police deputies sat in their parked car. A man walks up to the window and shoots both officers multiple times. The...

 

Your support is appreciated

Thank you to the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, the Uglies and the New Fellowship Church and family and friends for phone calls,...

 

AIDEA funding will create a better future

I’ve monitored some of the borough meeting comments made by local pseudo-experts, re: the Lutak Dock upgrades and the potential Alaska Industrial...

 

COVID-19 is not over

Listening to last week’s assembly meeting I believe I heard a member state “now that COVID is over....” Not once but twice. I was alarmed at...

 

Favorites and best non-favorites

In the assembly election we have six people running for four seats.  I was planning on voting for four.  However, a friend told me to vote only for...

 

Vote for who you support, leave the rest behind

Local voting is on my mind. Having thought about what would make a good assembly/mayor combination, I finally decided who I will vote for. The...

 

Traut family appreciates the support

The family of Alan Traut wishes to thank you for supporting the Alan Traut Estate Sales. So many of his personal items not only found loving homes,...

 

Thanks to HEDC's David Simmons

I would like a shout out to David Simmons at HEDC. I was unaware that he was here to help me and I contacted the wrong person about my question on...

 

Ore terminals have risks

At the Sept. 22 Haines Borough Assembly meeting, Lynn Canal Conservation was accused of using ‘scare tactics’ in our Sept. 14 member alert.  Risk...

 

Facebook feeds are revealing

Had I not read her Facebook page, I would have voted for Cheryl Stickler for the Haines Borough Assembly because she is an advocate for children....

 

Josephson won't represent all of us

Earlier in my career I spent eight years working in the U.S. Senate and the Alaska House of Representatives. I know a little bit about constituent...

 

Let's get some help for the bear problems

This is an unusual bear year; more bears, more cubs, more destruction to personal and commercial property. We’re afraid. Walking in town is risky...

 

Thanks for the new dump station

We would like to thank the Haines Borough for installing a public dump station at the Sewer & Water Department on Fair Drive. A dump station is...

 

Appreciation for Brenda Josephson's service

I have owned property at Porcupine for over 45 years and have been following Haines borough politics since then.  Although I’ve never met her,...

 

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