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Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Clips from a town hall meeting meant to define an alcohol issue in Haines, and begin to solve it. Deadline approaching to register to vote in the General Election.
A full recording of the Alcohol Misuse Town Hall Meeting in Haines is posted at this site in two parts.

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Aftermath of Hurrican Irene (photo by emilydickinsonridesabmx/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Cruise ship visitation is up next year for both Skagway and Haines. A Southeast Alaskan was among those who experienced the East Coast hurricane (Ronco). Skagway Assembly meets Thursday. Governor appoints a Haines man to the Bald Eagle Preserve Advisory Council.

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Foreign alcohol display (photo by Gytis/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
The solution to alcohol misuse in Haines is up to the whole community. A Southeast Alaska fisherman has a close call at sea (Kelly-KTOO). Permanent Fund Dividend recipients have one more day to give to their local charities (Bicknell/Mason).

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No smoking signs will go up in Skagway (photo by hegarty_david/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Skagway citizens vote to go non-smoking ... what next? Theme cruises bring vampires, Tea Party, lesbians and cartoon characters to remote cruise ship ports. Dead air from another station.

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Chilkoot Trail (photo by steynard/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Haines Borough says a committee is a starting point for port development. Calling all artists to the Native Art Fair. Ferry reservations office could move (Schoenfeld). Road out of Juneau gets an extension (Schoenfeld). An international expedition heads to the Chilkoot Trail.

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Summer reading ends (photo by Jennerally/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Skagway voters decide whether or not to ban smoking in public places. Haines voters won't have to say yes or no on a community center yet. Local energy providers join a statewide lawsuit (KTOO). Summer reading programs end as school begins.

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Traditional disc golf hole (photo by KaCey97007/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Picture Point has a buyer. A new tournament in Haines brings competitors from around the region. Annual meeting for Southeast Alaska State Fair, plus music and food for the public.

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Back to school (photo by Krzysztof Pacholak/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Haines Assembly looks at putting two recall questions, and one about funding a community center, on the General Election ballot. The Fairweather won't service SE until September (Schoenfeld). The Governor says he's considering picnics in other parts of the state (KTOO). Klukwan School has all new teachers this year -- a young couple from Colorado.

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Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Classes start for three schools in the Chilkat Valley next week. Celebrations in Wrangell include a Haines artist (Duren). Acknowledging the role of aviation in Alaska culture.

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Mario Benassi, Jr. at KHNS studios
Mario Benassi, Jr. at KHNS studios

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Two recall questions will appear on an October ballot. A new program helps locals keep an eye on their ferries (Barret). Alaska Municipal League brings together borough and city representatives (Ronco). Hometown boy represents Haines in a statewide talent show. *NOTE* A full recording of Mario Benassi, Jr., playing a Say Anything cover, follows the newscast.

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