Day: July 25, 2017

Southeast Alaska State Fair kicks off Thursday

Haines is getting ready for a weekend full of music, food and Ferris wheels. The 49th annual Southeast Alaska State Fair takes place Thursday through Sunday. “It’s gonna be hard to see everything that you want to see this year at the fair,” said fair director Jessica Edwards. She’s the leading force behind the four-day event which brings people from around the region and state to Haines. “I really feel like I have a smile on my face the whole four days of the fair just doing the work that I’m doing,” Edwards said. “It’s a busy time but...

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Haines marijuana business hopefuls present goals to the assembly

Three potential marijuana business owners are waiting on state approval to operate in Haines. Representatives from each business made their case to the borough assembly this week. Right now, there is nothing in borough code regulating marijuana businesses in Haines. That means, unless the assembly takes action, businesses pot entrepreneurs only need to abide by state guidelines. Local governments can choose to be more restrictive than the state, but they can’t be less restrictive. And, they could impose taxes on the product. The assembly is looking into a marijuana and tobacco excise tax. Carol Waldo applied to operate...

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