Day: August 11, 2017

Recall election spotlights political division in Haines

On Tuesday, Haines voters will decide whether to recall half of their borough assembly. Three assembly members are accused of misconduct in office. But the discontent driving the recall is about much more than the official charges. And the recall leaders have repeatedly refused to defend their views on the record. “I’m an obituary writer, and I feel as if there’s been a death in my family,” Assembly member Heather Lende described the personal toll of the recall. “And the grief is going to stay with me.” Lende, Tom Morphet and Tresham Gregg are the targets of this...

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Northern Lynn Canal Fisheries Update: Aug. 11, 2017

Sunny weather in the Northern Lynn Canal is good for humans, but bad for fish harvests. Fish and Game Biologist Mark Sogge says while numbers are getting better, the sockeye catch for commercial gillnetters remains below average. KHNS’s Abbey Collins talked to Sogge about the latest harvest numbers, his outlook on meeting escapement goals, and about how the closure of king salmon retention has yet to impact net fisheries. The conversation was recorded Friday afternoon. Conversations with Fish and Game’s Mark Sogge are a regular feature on KHNS this summer. Sogge spoke with Abbey Collins on Friday, August...

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Skagway candidate filing closes Monday

Skagway’s field of candidates for the Oct. 3 election is looking sparse. As of Friday afternoon, only two people had declared their interest. Mark Schaefer is running for re-election as mayor. Cara Cosgrove is running for re-election to the school board. The mayor position, two assembly seats, and two school board seats are up for grabs. The deadline to file for office is Monday (8/14) at 5...

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