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Skagway voters could see sales tax increase ballot question

Skagway voters could see sales tax increase ballot question

With the borough assembly’s support, Skagway residents may vote this fall on a one percent sales tax increase. The tax hike would be used to fund a recreation center expansion, including an aquatic wellness center. Increasing sales tax as a mechanism to fund the rec...

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Freeride arrives this week for third Haines competition

Freeride arrives this week for third Haines competition

Dozens of the world’s most talented big mountain skiers and snowboarders arrive in Haines this week for the Freeride World Tour. It will be the extreme winter sports competition’s third Alaska experience. A video on the Freeride’s website calls Haines ‘The Dream...

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Skagway students head south to study climate change

Skagway students head south to study climate change

A group of Skagway students is heading south for spring break. They’re leaving the harsh north winds for the warmth of the Marshall Islands. But their focus is serious, to study how climate change is impacting the island nation. The trip will even include a visit with...

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KHNS News – March 13, 2017

KHNS News – March 13, 2017

Haines manager shortlist down to 3 after candidate withdraws from consideration; Haines Assembly will hear resource extraction appeals Tuesday; Empire: Wings of Alaska shuts down; Skagway students head south to study climate change

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Abbey Collins

Abbey Collins

Senior Reporter

Abbey came to Haines from Massachusetts, by way of Petersburg. In Boston, she worked at WBUR for the nationally-syndicated program On Point with Tom Ashbrook before over-stuffing her backpack and moving across the country. In Petersburg, Abbey worked as KFSK’s news intern, hosting their local Morning Edition and reporting on everything from fish to ferries to puppet makers. At the end of the summer, she hopped on the ferry and made her way up the Lynn Canal to Haines. When she’s not in the newsroom, Abbey can be found hiking, biking, or valiantly trying to learn how to backcountry ski.

Berett Wilber

Berett Wilber

Reporter

Berett Wilber joins KHNS’s newsroom following an internship at KUCB in Unalaska. She is originally from Sitka and worked in the state legislature before deciding to pursue journalism.