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Drug incidents spur Haines police chief to speak out

Drug incidents spur Haines police chief to speak out

Drug use in Haines is provoking tough interactions and conversations with both residents and police. The police chief posted a letter on Facebook last week about what people can do to safely intervene in uncomfortable situations. Police Chief Heath Scott issued a...

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New mural to honor, guide veterans at American Legion

New mural to honor, guide veterans at American Legion

Haines got more than a new year last week: a new mural by a local artist is now hanging outside American Legion Post 12, to help honor and guide veterans. A handful of men and women in different uniforms stand in the grass, Lynn Canal stretching out behind them. An...

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Haines Manager Report on Jan. 9 Assembly Meeting

Haines Manager Report on Jan. 9 Assembly Meeting

The Haines Assembly is set to discuss heliskiing, commercial marijuana and more at a regular meeting Tuesday. KHNS’s Abbey Collins spoke with Borough Manager Debra Schnabel about what’s coming up. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in assembly chambers.

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Skagway Assembly amends final MOU with White Pass

Skagway Assembly amends final MOU with White Pass

The Skagway Assembly has passed what they hope is a final draft of a memorandum of understanding with White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad over the future of Skagway’s waterfront. But after last-minute amendments, White Pass will still need to give it a final review.  ...

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Harris Air lands in Haines

Harris Air lands in Haines

Almost a year after Haines was left with only one option for flying in and out, there’s a new airline in town. Since the end of 2017, there’s a new option for making reservations with Harris Air. You can now fly between Juneau and Haines. "We got a lot of requests for...

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KHNS News – Dec. 14, 2017

Haines Assembly gives new winter tour the go-ahead; Battery point trail closes briefly for hazard mitigation; Sitka adopts incentive program to attract electric customers

KHNS News – Dec. 13, 2017

Haines Assembly slightly increases heliski map; Haines Assembly wants to keep cocktails on the menu; Bigger cruise ships headed to Alaska

KHNS News – Dec. 12, 2017

Hazardous conditions lead to extended closures on the Haines Highway; Skagway Senior housing and community center designs presented to assembly; Alaska Marine Highway System begins taking summer season reservations; Juneau residents provide meals to homeless

KHNS News – Dec. 11, 2017

Haines Manager Report on Dec. 12 Assembly Meeting; Tribal members would like to see more authentic Native art in the Chilkat Valley  

KHNS News – Dec. 8, 2017

Skagway leadership discusses agreement with White Pass Railroad; Chinook predictions are dismal for 2018.

KHNS News – Dec. 7, 2017

Alaska conservation group SEACC loses an appeal on a Canadian trans-boundary mine; Santa Train returns to Skagway; Warm weather beats back winter in Lynn Canal; Global market for sockeye has shifted.

KHNS News – Dec. 6, 2017

A look at the Skagway Assembly’s packed agenda; Haines School Board hires support for superintendent search; Business leaders call for medical billing transparency

KHNS News – Dec. 5, 2017

BLM faces lawsuit over permitting for mineral exploration near Haines; A look at Southeast's first commercial red king crab fishery in six years.

KHNS News – Dec. 4, 2017

The Bureau of Land Management is sued over mine exploration permitting near Haines; The Haines Public Safety Commission isn't getting a change to its makeup; Juneau warming shelter opens; Dungeness crab fall season in Southeast Alaska better than expected

KHNS News – Dec. 1, 2017

Skagway Assembly overturns mayor’s veto of action on White Pass MOU; Researcher listens to learn about ocean’s health

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KHNS NEWS STAFF

Abbey Collins

Abbey Collins

Senior Reporter

Abbey came to Haines from Massachusetts, by way of Petersburg. In Boston, she worked at WBUR for the nationally-syndicated program On Point with Tom Ashbrook before over-stuffing her backpack and moving across the country. In Petersburg, Abbey worked as KFSK’s news intern, hosting their local Morning Edition and reporting on everything from fish to ferries to puppet makers. At the end of the summer, she hopped on the ferry and made her way up the Lynn Canal to Haines. When she’s not in the newsroom, Abbey can be found hiking, biking, or valiantly trying to learn how to backcountry ski.

Berett Wilber

Berett Wilber

Reporter

Berett Wilber joins KHNS’s newsroom following an internship at KUCB in Unalaska. She is originally from Sitka and worked in the state legislature before deciding to pursue journalism.