Day: November 8, 2017

KHNS News – Nov. 8, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/08Newscast.mp3 Haines residents, representatives push back on local government drone use; Juneau will open warming center for homeless; The challenges of recycling glass in Southeast...

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Haines residents, representatives push back on local government drone use

The use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or drones, by the Haines Borough has raised concerns about privacy and local government overreach. At an assembly meeting Tuesday, residents and representatives pushed back on the use of the technology as a routine tool for government. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/09DroneswINTRO.mp3 “Some of us moved up here to get away from government encroachment in our lives,” said Haines resident Judy Rogers. “We just want to live our lives in peace and be left alone. We don’t want to have to worry about a government with a drone looking over our shoulders, listening to what we have to...

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Halloween vehicle search yields drugs, guns

Loaded firearms and a significant amount of drugs were allegedly recovered from a vehicle in Haines on Halloween. According to a press release from Haines police, the department found three firearms and 19 grams of methamphetamines. Police Chief Heath Scott said the amount of drugs recovered is distributable.   According to court documents, all three firearms — two handguns and an AR-15 style assault rifle — were loaded. Police say they obtained a warrant to search the car after its owner, Greg Christiansen, was charged with alleged assault a few days earlier in the vehicle’s immediate vicinity.   Borough...

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