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Canvass Board meeting (photo by Eric Kocher)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Haines Canvass Board meets; clarifies race for mayor. Borough Assembly meetings are back on Haines televisions. One local man's 16 years of volunteer service gets the attention of the Governor's Office.

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The Skagway Borough certified municipal election results Thursday night. The official results show the previously uncertain second school board seat going to Cara Cosgrove, with a win of three votes over Matt Deach. The canvass board counted 27 absentee ballots Thursday. That breaks down to 24 in-person absentee and 3 by mail absentee. The three candidates for school board had three votes each from those ballots. Official voter turnout was 25 percent. Seats that also remain unchanged from preliminary results are Stan Selmer for mayor, Dan Henry and Mark Schaefer for assembly and Andy Miller for school board. Again, Cara Cosgrove is the official winner of the second Skagway school board seat.

In Haines elections, the canvass board will meet Tuesday evening to count absentee and questioned ballots, before the assembly certifies the election.

Please see earlier in our online local news posts, or your borough web site, for details.

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Election results from around S.E. Alaska (Image by images of life/flickr)

Broadcaster: Adam Richard

We know all we can about local elections; here are results from Ketchikan(Garrison), Prince of Wales Island(Dudzak), Juneau(Miller), Petersburg(Viechniki), and Sitka(Ronco). Also, celebrating a big year for a guy we all know.

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Local ferry route ranked among the world's best (photo available at flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Two government seats sill up in the air: Elections results from Haines and Skagway. A cold case moves in Juneau (Miller). Readers worldwide think your commute is one of the best views on the planet. Full article at http://travel.yahoo.com/p-interests-40686621

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The following results of Haines and Skagway municipal elections are not final until certified by the canvass boards and assemblies. Preliminary results as of 9:30 PM Tuesday show:

Haines
(Up to 41 absentee/questioned ballots must still be counted, meaning the race for mayor -- with a difference of 30 votes -- is yet to be determined.)
Mayor: Stephanie Scott-577, Jan Hill-547
Assembly Seat C: Debra Schnabel-619, Jerry Erny-499
Assembly Seat E: Norman Smith-643, Karen Hess-486
Assembly Seat F: Jerry Lapp-611, John Brower-513
School Board Seat C: Brian Clay-882
School Board Seat G: Anne Marie Palmieri-903
Recall question for Waterman: No-734, Yes-376
Recall question for Hoffman: No-745, Yes-364

Skagway
(Up to 27 absentee ballots must still be counted, meaning the race for one of the two school board seats -- with a difference of three votes -- is yet to be determined.)
Mayor: Stan Selmer-212
Assembly Seat: Dan Henry-184
Assembly Seat: Mark Schaefer-152
School Board Seat: Andy Miller-205
School Board Seat: Cara Cosgrove-79, Matt Deach-76, Mavis Henrickson-22
(Voter turnout was 23%)

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A friendly, lost sun conure parakeet spotted in Haines (photo by Scott Rossman)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Tribal court receives funds for improving services (Kelly). A Yukon couple will face charges of attempted murder in a Haines Junction crime. Next summer's ferry schedule is out; woody biomass heat is getting more popular in the region (Schoenfeld).

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Election Day is October 4 (photo by Martin Deutsch/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Information for voters who will go to the polls to elect decision-makers in local municipal and school governement.
Additional resources:
Haines sample ballot: http://www.hainesborough.us/Elections/2011%20Haines%20sample.pdf
Skagway election notice: http://www.skagway.org/vertical/Sites/%7B7820C4E3-63B9-4E67-95BA-7C70FBA...
Haines Candidate Forum: http://www.khns.org/haines-candidate-forum
Talk around Town, recall discussion: http://www.khns.org/september-29-2011

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Chilkat Center basement room (photo by T. Bicknell)
One of the Chilkat Center's dressing rooms (photo by T. Bicknell)
Chilkat Center basement hallway lockers (photo by T. Bicknell)
Chilkat Center basement bathroom/shower (photo by T. Bicknell)

Broadcaster: Adam Richard
Say goodbye to the rest of the old Haines school but to the idea of a rec center (Bicknell). Alaska Fisheries Report (Barrett).
For a video tour of the bottom floor of the Chilkat Center of the Arts, click on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMXFmVcPflU

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Cellular Dead Zone map (by DavidErickson/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Klukwan is getting cellular service. Another call out for more information on a nearly 30-year-old murder mystery. Juneau's go at the proposed transportation plan (Schoenfeld). Students have six extra months to apply for Alaska Performance Scholarships.

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Candidates for Haines Assembly (photo by Eric Kocher)

KHNS News and the Chilkat Valley News hosted an election forum on 9-26-11, interviewing the candidates for Haines Mayor and Assembly. Here is a recording from that event.

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