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Bill Thomas on the House floor (photo provided by Veterans Caucus)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
A First Nation Chief arrested in Haines keeps his job. 'Welcome Home' day would honor Vietnam Veterans. State emphasizes shellfish poisoning warning after suspected case. Board of Fisheries meets starting this week. Senator Lisa Murkowski misses local stops, but speaks from Juneau Thursday. Cedar tree logs will go to a southeast native project (Duren).

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Lynn Canal water (photo by peter.howe/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Alaskan women go head to head this weekend in Haines. Local citizens gather to talk about proposed hydroelectric projects. Local kids aim for state with History Day exhibits (Dowds).

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Broadcaster: Adam Richard

A Haines fourth grader is the new spelling bee champion, SAIL is putting on dinner and a movie, Lisa Murkowski is coming to Haines, its time for the Buckwheat Ski Classic, and times almost up to get photos to the Sheldon Museum.

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Vehicle damage from moose hit in Haines (photo courtesy of on-scene crew)
Vehicle damage from moose hit in Haines (photo courtesy of on-scene crew)
Moose lands in back of truck (photo courtesy of on-scene crew)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Place-based education in Alaska (Schoenfeld). A moose lands in the back of a pickup truck after jumping from a cliff and causing a vehicle accident. A bad year for shoveling is a good year for skiing. Panthers fell to Yakutat Eagles this week. What do hammer enthusiasts do on vacation? More at http://www.thechronicle.com.au/story/2012/02/01/Enthusiast-nails-visit/

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Frying pan toss this weekend in the Winter Olympics (photo by teresia/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Dr. Dave McCandless joins the Haines SEARHC clinic staff. A film festival this weekend explores bees, kayaks and hip hop. Frying pan tossing, in the Olympics?

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Michele Susie is the new SEARHC nurse practitioner (photo courtesy of SEARHC)
Ed Warren (left) and 'Best Fan' Ed Hotch watch tourney (photo by Ted Jimusly)
The weekend's Dick Hotch tournament  (photo by Ted Jimusly)
Awards at the Hotch tournament  (photo by Ted Jimusly)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Klukwan clinic expands services for upper Valley residents. StreamWalk takes another step this week (Wiley). Clan conference planning continues (Schoenfeld). Dick Hotch Tournament wins and honors.

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The siskin is one migratory songbird here (photo by Sergey Yeliseev/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
A native leader shares opinion on state oil taxes (Schoenfeld). The Haines hump is slow and drilling for soil samples continues. A bird observatory in Haines could shed light on changes in migratory bird habits.

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31st Hotch tournament will be in the Haines School gym (photo by T. Bicknell)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Southeast crabbers have more leeway with how they mark their buoys (Viechniki). A new fund offers tens of thousands to Skagway arts causes (Wiley). Mammogram van announces next visit. Weekend's Hotch tournament enlists two new local teams. First games of Gold Medal announced. More at http://www.goldmedalbasketball.org/ Former Panther ties record down south.

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Native art (photo by Wonderlane/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Chief of Yukon First Nation still in power years after arrested in Haines for assault and drunk driving. Skagway is enhancing 911-call response capabilities (Wiley). Are this season's cruisers thinking of the Italian disaster? (Schoenfeld). Results from Haines vs. Metlakatla. Celebration focuses on art (Schoenfeld). More information at http://www.sealaskaheritage.org/celebration/celebration_2012.htm

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Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Haines seeks outside disaster assistance, as the slump keeps sliding. Two Southeast crab fisheries open later this month (Viechniki). A bill to make it easier for veterans to find work (Schoenfeld).

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