Day: October 16, 2017

KHNS News – Oct. 16, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/16newscast.mp3 Skagway Assemblyman found in violation of state disclosure laws for third time in 2 years; Mixed drinks at distilleries still in limbo as ABC board fails to find...

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Alaska distilleries continue to serve cocktails as the state considers regulations

The fate of toddies, sours and mules at Alaska distilleries is still uncertain. The state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is struggling to decide whether the businesses should be allowed to serve cocktails. At a meeting Monday, the board revisited an advisory instructing distillers to stop mixing drinks. But, they didn’t come to any new conclusions. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/16DistillerieswINTRO.mp3 “We’ve been doing this from the start,” Rob Borland told the board. “We’ve been making fine liquors. We’ve been squeezing our own juice for our cocktails, we’ve been doing all of that kind of stuff from the beginning.” Borland is the owner of...

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Skagway Assemblyman found in violation of state disclosure laws for third time in 2 years

A Skagway resident narrowly elected to a seat on the borough assembly violated state disclosure laws three times. That’s according to Alaska Public Offices Commission staff. They determined Dan Henry has failed to disclose his income, debt, and now, gifts from a private company. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/16HenryAPOCwINTRO.mp3 Henry did not disclose gifts he received during trips to negotiate a major waterfront lease on behalf the Skagway Borough. In 2013 and 2014, Skagway was in talks with the parent company of White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. The tourist railroad has leased a significant share of Skagway’s tidelands since the 1960s. The...

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