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New hope for Haines-Yukon working together (photo by atosphere/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Borough officials return home with new hope for international relations between Haines and Whitehorse. Movement on the port development group and interest in an economic development task force. Juneau considers annexation (KTOO). Elections information, for Skagway, Chilkat Valley and the rest of Southeast (Schoenfeld/Bicknell).

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Lydia at the Bald Eagle Foundation (photo by T. Bicknell)
Lydia at the Bald Eagle Foundation (photo by T. Bicknell)
Lydia at the Bald Eagle Foundation (photo by T. Bicknell)
Lydia at the Bald Eagle Foundation (photo by T. Bicknell)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
A helicopter crash south of Haines ends OK for two on board. Energy Conference begins this week, and a solution for inebriated homeless, in Juneau (Schoenfeld). A winter class returns to teach local kids about birds of prey.

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A vessel tucks in to Haines to escape strong winds (photo by T. Bicknell)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
One of the last days of cruise ship season turned into one of the longest for some visitors. A shooting in Haines Junction has hospitalized an RCMP officer. Haines Assembly takes up old school facility, off-premises signs. Public hearings to determine southeast transportation priorities (Schoenfeld). (For more information, see the full report at: http://dot.alaska.gov/sereg/projects/satp/assets/FinalScopingReport08291...) A new government group wants more trails and events.

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Apple iPad, like what students are using (photo by FHKE/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
KHNS Radio expands staff, replaces aging equipment. Local students embrace current technology, envision a world without heavy backpacks.

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Chris Proctor performs Lynn Canal (photo courtesy of Proctor web site)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Absentee voting began Monday for municipal elections. Bill Thomas files for two House seats (Schoenfeld). Skagway signal needs more work. Skagway Borough announces another tax holiday. Arts Council renews interest in an outdoor performance venue. Chris Proctor performs.

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Permanent Fund Dividend will be announced Tues. (photo by JullyUK/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Haines cruise season ends earlier than expected. Metlakatla fishery (Schoenfeld). A moose shot in a residential area has property owners wondering about the details of the moose hunt laws. Goat hunt continues. PFD amount announcement Tuesday.

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Richard Boyce, with the first moose of the season (photo by Anthony Krupe)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
A series of earthquakes 90 miles from the northern Lynn Canal. Alaska Public Offices Commission settles an over funding violation with Representative Bill Thomas. The autumn hunt begins with first harvests in the first day, for both moose and mountain goat.

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ATV use could be permitted in Haines (photo by Travis S/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Klukwan, Inc. closes its office in Haines. Alaska Public Offices Commission rules on a year-old complaint against the Campaign to re-elect Bill Thomas. A restoration project concludes in southern Southeast (Schoenfeld). Haines hires back former Facilities Director. ATV ordinance gets one more public hearing.

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American Bald Eagle Foundation eagle feeding demos (photo by T. Bicknell)
Scotty the Eagle and Ed the Handler at ABEF (photo by T. Bicknell)
Tourists at the demonstrations, Monday - Saturday (photo by T. Bicknell)
Gourmet meals for raptors (photo by T. Bicknell)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
The Marine Highway says a long-term plan is needed for ferry problems (Schoenfeld). Local carvers teach carving tool-making in Wrangell and Haines (Duren/Bicknell). Eagle feeding demonstrations is giving Chilkat Valley tourists exactly what they want.

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Car seat care (photo by MRBECK/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
New Judge sworn in; will hear Lynn Canal cases (Miller). Marine Transportation Advisory Board leadership remains in upper Lynn Canal. Traffic changes in Juneau (Schoenfeld). Car seat experts help parents in Haines.

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