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Broadcaster: James Morgan
KHNS and the Haines School collaborate to offer a radio class to high school students. This year's students produced this news cast in their class.

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Broadcaster: Adam Richard
Locals come together to "Occupy Haines", it's red ribbon week, and special coverage of the Alaska Federation of Native's convention in Anchorage(Joaqlin Estus).

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Hank the dog hears stories from Haines readers (photo courtesy of B. Pardee)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
News from the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood, Sealaska (Schoenfeld). Local twins team up to win points for Haines School.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska has a new Haines Community Director. Local non-profits see some cash from the "Pick. Click. Give." program, and the State's Fast Ferry comes under fire in Juneau courts (Matt Miller). Special thanks to Matt Miller for help in this broadcast.

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Barbara Kalen (photo courtesy of her family)
Barbara Kalen (photo courtesy of her family)
Barbara Kalen (photo courtesy of her family)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Fire Prevention Week in Haines. Skagway joins the protest on Wall Street. Remembering a beloved contributor to the arts. Haines Assembly turns down ATV ordinance, advances off-premises signs ordinance.

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Canvass Board meeting (photo by Eric Kocher)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Haines Canvass Board meets; clarifies race for mayor. Borough Assembly meetings are back on Haines televisions. One local man's 16 years of volunteer service gets the attention of the Governor's Office.

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The Skagway Borough certified municipal election results Thursday night. The official results show the previously uncertain second school board seat going to Cara Cosgrove, with a win of three votes over Matt Deach. The canvass board counted 27 absentee ballots Thursday. That breaks down to 24 in-person absentee and 3 by mail absentee. The three candidates for school board had three votes each from those ballots. Official voter turnout was 25 percent. Seats that also remain unchanged from preliminary results are Stan Selmer for mayor, Dan Henry and Mark Schaefer for assembly and Andy Miller for school board. Again, Cara Cosgrove is the official winner of the second Skagway school board seat.

In Haines elections, the canvass board will meet Tuesday evening to count absentee and questioned ballots, before the assembly certifies the election.

Please see earlier in our online local news posts, or your borough web site, for details.

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Election results from around S.E. Alaska (Image by images of life/flickr)

Broadcaster: Adam Richard

We know all we can about local elections; here are results from Ketchikan(Garrison), Prince of Wales Island(Dudzak), Juneau(Miller), Petersburg(Viechniki), and Sitka(Ronco). Also, celebrating a big year for a guy we all know.

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Local ferry route ranked among the world's best (photo available at flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Two government seats sill up in the air: Elections results from Haines and Skagway. A cold case moves in Juneau (Miller). Readers worldwide think your commute is one of the best views on the planet. Full article at http://travel.yahoo.com/p-interests-40686621

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The following results of Haines and Skagway municipal elections are not final until certified by the canvass boards and assemblies. Preliminary results as of 9:30 PM Tuesday show:

Haines
(Up to 41 absentee/questioned ballots must still be counted, meaning the race for mayor -- with a difference of 30 votes -- is yet to be determined.)
Mayor: Stephanie Scott-577, Jan Hill-547
Assembly Seat C: Debra Schnabel-619, Jerry Erny-499
Assembly Seat E: Norman Smith-643, Karen Hess-486
Assembly Seat F: Jerry Lapp-611, John Brower-513
School Board Seat C: Brian Clay-882
School Board Seat G: Anne Marie Palmieri-903
Recall question for Waterman: No-734, Yes-376
Recall question for Hoffman: No-745, Yes-364

Skagway
(Up to 27 absentee ballots must still be counted, meaning the race for one of the two school board seats -- with a difference of three votes -- is yet to be determined.)
Mayor: Stan Selmer-212
Assembly Seat: Dan Henry-184
Assembly Seat: Mark Schaefer-152
School Board Seat: Andy Miller-205
School Board Seat: Cara Cosgrove-79, Matt Deach-76, Mavis Henrickson-22
(Voter turnout was 23%)

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