Author: Emily Files

KHNS News – Sept. 1, 2016

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/01newscast.mp3 Haines man killed in midair plane collision in Southwest Alaska; State biologists investigate green bears in Haines; Update: Tribal assistance, employment programs run out of...

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Skagway ballot may feature senior center bond question

During municipal elections this October, Skagway voters may be asked whether they support a bond to fund construction of a senior center and housing facility. The project would provide a year-round gathering place for older residents, and apartments to ease the town’s housing crunch. But it comes with a $7 million price tag. If voters approve the bond, the borough may levy mill rate increases to pay for it. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/10SeniorBudgetwINTRO.mp3 Skagway has a wish list full of capital projects: a solid waste and recycling facility, a recreation center expansion, and a new water well, to name a few. At...

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Two longtime incumbents running for Haines School Board

Two long-time Haines School Board members are running to retain their seats in the October election. Lisa Schwartz and Sarah Swinton are both optimistic about how the district is doing now. But they say there will be some hard decisions in the future. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/26HainesSBwINTRO.mp3 “There’s nothing that I can say bad about our district,” said Sarah Swinton. “We have great teachers, great kids, great administration. And we’re moving forward in the right directions.” Swinton has helped steer the district in its current direction. She’s been on the school board for 14 years. She and fellow candidate Lisa Schwartz were on...

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