Day: October 10, 2017

KHNS News – Oct. 10, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/10newscast.mp3 Haines police seize 14 grams of heroin; Haines working group suggests tax-based waste disposal plan; Haines harbor expansion contractor faces labor complaint, among other unexpected challenges; Haines School Board takes an in-house approach to superintendent...

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Haines harbor expansion contractor faces labor complaint, among other unexpected challenges

The contractor leading work on the Haines harbor expansion is under investigation by the Alaska Department of Labor. That’s just one of the unexpected challenges that have come up for the multimillion dollar project, which is in its first phase of construction. The contractor is also requesting $1 million in additional funding because it says the site conditions are more challenging than described. The small boat harbor expansion is funded by an about $20 million state grant. For state-funded projects like these, statute requires contractors to employ 90 percent Alaskan workers in certain jobs, such as laborers. Investigator Joe Dunham...

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Haines Police seize 14 grams of heroin

On Tuesday, the Haines Police Department seized 14 grams of heroin in the post office parking lot. A press release says Haines police had help from the U.S. Postal Inspector, Alaska Wildlife Troopers and the Department of Natural Resources. Chief Heath Scott said there are two suspects. They will likely be arraigned in Haines court Wednesday. This story has been...

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Haines working group suggests tax-based waste disposal plan

After about a year of trying to figure out if there’s a better way for Haines to deal with garbage, the Solid Waste Working Group has a recommendation. The group wants the borough to manage a waste disposal system funded mostly by sales taxes. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/10WastewINTRO.mp3 Right now one private company has a monopoly on trash disposal in Haines. The working group’s recommendation is to implement a publicly managed and funded waste system. Currently, borough residents can self-haul trash to the Community Waste Solutions landfill. In the working group’s plan, trash disposal would be made more convenient with a centrally...

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Haines School Board takes an in-house approach to superintendent hiring

The Haines Borough School Board will conduct a superintendent search in-house. The last permanent superintendent left after about a year and the board wants to take a different approach to hiring this year. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/10SuperSearchwINTRO.mp3 “One of the reasons I’m not excited about going back to AASB is I feel like we’d be doing the exact same thing,” said board member Sara Chapell. “We’d be asking the same questions, we’d be rolling through the same process.” The group worked with the Alaska Association of School Boards when it hired Tony Habra as superintendent at the beginning of the 2016 school...

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