Day: October 6, 2017

KHNS News – Oct. 6, 2017 Skagway reelects former Assemblyman who served prison sentence for tax crimes; Skagway Assembly frustrated by disagreements with White Pass on potential lease....

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Dan Henry back on the Skagway Assembly, after an election decided by 5 votes

A longtime Skagway Assemblyman who in 2016 was sentenced to a year in prison on federal tax charges will return to the dais. He won by just five votes. And, the city has its first female mayor in two decades. It was too close to call on election night. But, after 79 absentee ballots were tallied, Dan Henry narrowly beat out write-in Philip Clark for an assembly seat. The race came down to just five votes. Henry previously served on the assembly for 19 years. He recently returned to Skagway after serving out a prison sentence for failing...

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Skagway Assembly frustrated by disagreements with White Pass on potential lease

Some Skagway leaders are growing frustrated with what they see as an unproductive back-and-forth with White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. What started as a hopeful process aimed at a new tidelands lease has now turned into something close to a stalemate. At the latest Skagway Assembly meeting, members were unsure how to move forward. ­­­The talk at Thursday’s meeting cast doubt on whether the city and railroad will be able to reach a tentative agreement at all. “I’m kinda at a loss at this point,” said outgoing Assembly member Spencer Morgan. “What I see White Pass doing and...

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