Day: April 6, 2017

KHNS News – April 6, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/06Newscast.mp3 Haines Borough reaches $55,000 settlement with former manager; Community meetings planned to discuss Haines state trooper vacancy; Haines School superintendent to deliver state of the district...

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Haines Borough reaches $55,000 settlement with former manager

The Haines Borough has reached a settlement with a former manager who accused the assembly of defamation, racial discrimination and violation of constitutional rights. The borough will pay Bill Seward $55,000 to drop any legal action against the municipality. The borough denies wrongdoing. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/06SettlementwINTRO.mp3 The assembly fired Seward for cause in a 4-2 vote during his six-month performance evaluation in December. Instead of going into executive session, the tense, three-hour meeting happened almost entirely in public, at Seward’s request. Seward pointed to comments assembly members made during that meeting as defamatory. His lawyer, Isaac Zorea, says the termination may...

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Community meetings planned to discuss Haines state trooper vacancy

How should Haines deal with the recent loss of a state trooper? The community will have a few chances to weigh in on that question this month. In March, the head of Alaska State Troopers made the decision to relocate the area’s only ‘blue shirt’ trooper. That officer patrolled and responded to calls outside of the townsite, including neighborhoods out Lutak Road, Mud Bay Road, and the Haines Highway. It’s up to the borough to decide how to deal with the vacancy. There is still a wildlife, or ‘brown shirt’ trooper in Haines. But his main responsibility is to...

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Haines School superintendent to deliver state of the district addresses

The Haines School District is facing a significant budget deficit in the coming year and could use up its entire savings soon. Superintendent Tony Habra is planning a series of community meetings to talk about where the school is now and where it’s headed. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/06HBSBwINTRO.mp3 “They need to know what’s going on. If they want to know I want to make sure they have the opportunity to hear about it,” says Superintendent Habra. He shared his planned state of the district address with the school board at their latest meeting. Habra is finishing up his first year as superintendent...

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