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KHNS Local News is heard every evening at 5:30pm during the KHNS Evening Report and weekday mornings at 6:49am and 7:49am during Morning Edition. The KHNS News - Week in Review is heard Saturdays at 11:00am on Lynn Canal Weekend. If you have a news tip or story idea, please eMail us at news@khns.org

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Broadcaster: Adam Richard
SE Alaska gets praise for record fishing numbers, big numbers for SE don't always mean more fish in the upper Lynn Canal, and it's time for the lighting of the library.

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Broadcaster: Adam Richard
There are programming changes in the future at KHNS, Haines High sophomore girls are having a dress sale, the school temporarily loses internet and cell service, and a review of some winter driving tips.
Special thanks to Serena Badgley and James Morgan for help with this broadcast.

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Broadcaster: Adam Richard
Haines' newest elected officials are sworn in, the Alaska DOT adds a new ferry feature to its traveler information system, there is a benefit concert for Alaskan musician Buddy Tabor, and a world class skier with ties to Haines loses his life. We will have more coverage of Tuesday's borough meeting in tomorrow's news cast.

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Broadcaster: Byrne Power
Skagway's Red Onion Saloon is granted it's Conditional Use Permit. Haines DDF Team in Wrangell. A Coast Guard navigator up on charges in Sitka.

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Broadcaster: Byrne Power
Capacity lodging, unreleased eagles and a thick blanket of new snow do not dim the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival. From Ketchikan Deanna Garrison reports on Alaska Airlines Hawaii services and other state of the economy measures. Snow falls disrupt AT&T Alascom service.

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Broadcaster: Adam Richard
The eagles have returned to the Chilkat Valley, Captain School is in Haines, selected Haines music students are on their way to All State, and a few words from a local veteran.

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Soapy Smith is still selling whiskey (photo courtesy of Alaska Distillery)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Law enforcement officals were in Haines and Klukwan this week, but won't release details why. One man's community service comes to an end, opening an opportunity for another. Alaska Broadcasters Association recognize KHNS (Richard). An old Skagway story lives on ... in a bottle of whiskey.

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Fishing on the Chilkat
Fishing on the Chilkat
Fishing on the Chilkat

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Expanded resources for victims of domestic violence in Haines, Skagway and Klukwan (see .pdf below for a national report). Introducing Haines School students' German classmate (Jacobson). Eagles are replacing anglers, but fishing continues on the Chilkat River (video at http://youtu.be/XKo1tMTLLVE).

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The Monty hover-barge (photo by Sundial Marine Construction)
The Monty hover-barge (photo by Sundial Marine Construction)
The Monty hover-barge (photo by Sundial Marine Construction)
The Monty hover-barge (photo by Sundial Marine Construction)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Goat hunting closures leave a few spots open for hunters; one more step to finish the moose hunt. The emergency alert is cancelled for Wednesday (Eaton). Salmon harvest dollars are in (Lichtenstein). A traveling film festival stops in Haines this week. The hover-barge bound for Skagway gets another chance.

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Chocolate Extravaganza eagles at ABEF

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
What's ahead for the 17th annual Bald Eagle Festival in Haines. Drug Take-Back didn't take back any drugs in the northern Lynn Canal this year, but will be back in six months. Volleyball ends for the Glacier Bears, including six seniors. Language classes for the oldest local language begin this week.

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