Day: August 2, 2017

KHNS News – Aug. 2, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/02newscast.mp3 Following trooper loss, Haines looks at expanding police service; Railroad lease talks continue at Skagway Assembly meeting Thursday; Haines has a new tourism...

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Following trooper loss, Haines looks at expanding police service

Haines’ loss of state trooper may trigger a major change to the way local police service is funded and structured. The trooper loss might results in an expansion of Haines police jurisdiction – from just the townsite to borough-wide. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/02PoliceServicewINTRO.mp3 “I want to compel you that not doing something is not the correct answer,” said Haines Police Chief Heath Scott at a Tuesday assembly committee meeting. Haines’ Alaska State Trooper post was moved to Bethel earlier this year. Scott and his three officers have picked up the slack in the absence of that trooper. For example, the most recent police...

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Railroad lease talks to continue at Skagway Assembly meeting Thursday

If Skagway leaders want a tidelands lease question on the October ballot, they have just two weeks to make that decision. The White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad contract is on the Skagway Assembly agenda again this week. At the assembly’s most recent meeting, members moved to separate the long-term contract from urgent port upgrades. Assemblywoman Monica Carlson proposed a five-year new lease instead of 15 years. The assembly will also consider applying for an about $2 million state loan for sewer and water upgrades on State Street. The license for Skagway’s only marijuana cultivator is up for state...

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