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Haines School's post-graduation map (photo by Lindsay Moore)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Alaska Public Offices Commission takes up a local case. Haines students want to know what college, the armed forces, or backpacking the globe was for you. Visiting the final farmer's market of the season (Dowds). Klondike Road Relay and Goddess Party, this weekend.

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The Google street camera car, in Haines this week (photo by T. Bicknell)
The Google street camera car, in Haines this week (photo by T. Bicknell)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
New online features help tourism professionals find cyber-surfers around the world. Southeast State Forest doubles with new legislation (Schoenfeld). End of summer means the end of eating out on the town to some (Richard).

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King and Birch Boletes, Cauliflower and Chantrelle mushrooms from Haines

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
The summer's most wanted vandal is caught by three police officers: A nuisance brown bear. The Haines adult book club begins with The Good Earth (McIver). Soggy ground means weird-looking -- but tasty -- treats.

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A recording of the community discussion in its entirety, facilitated by Chief of Police Gary Lowe. Meeting was held at the Chilkat Center for the Arts on Wednesday, August 31st. About 60 residents were in attendance. (Total time length is 1 hour, 24 minutes)

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A recording of the community discussion in its entirety, facilitated by Chief of Police Gary Lowe. Meeting was held at the Chilkat Center for the Arts on Wednesday, August 31st. About 60 residents were in attendance. (Total time length is 1 hour, 24 minutes)

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Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Clips from a town hall meeting meant to define an alcohol issue in Haines, and begin to solve it. Deadline approaching to register to vote in the General Election.
A full recording of the Alcohol Misuse Town Hall Meeting in Haines is posted at this site in two parts.

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Aftermath of Hurrican Irene (photo by emilydickinsonridesabmx/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Cruise ship visitation is up next year for both Skagway and Haines. A Southeast Alaskan was among those who experienced the East Coast hurricane (Ronco). Skagway Assembly meets Thursday. Governor appoints a Haines man to the Bald Eagle Preserve Advisory Council.

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Foreign alcohol display (photo by Gytis/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
The solution to alcohol misuse in Haines is up to the whole community. A Southeast Alaska fisherman has a close call at sea (Kelly-KTOO). Permanent Fund Dividend recipients have one more day to give to their local charities (Bicknell/Mason).

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No smoking signs will go up in Skagway (photo by hegarty_david/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Skagway citizens vote to go non-smoking ... what next? Theme cruises bring vampires, Tea Party, lesbians and cartoon characters to remote cruise ship ports. Dead air from another station.

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Chilkoot Trail (photo by steynard/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Haines Borough says a committee is a starting point for port development. Calling all artists to the Native Art Fair. Ferry reservations office could move (Schoenfeld). Road out of Juneau gets an extension (Schoenfeld). An international expedition heads to the Chilkoot Trail.

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