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Road work begins in Haines (Photo by dreamglowpumpkincat210/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
A young local heals in Anchorage, after surviving a late-night party accident. Road work begins this week in downtown Haines. A mining talk offers resources to locals. United Way that serves locals has a new leader (Schoenfeld). Haines Borough Assembly considers a heli-ski permit renewal and tourism tax.

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Dungeness crab (photo by bbum/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Commercial crab is safe to eat, but tests show the guts are still toxic. A Southeast Alaska-wide energy solution checks in with the northern Lynn Canal. Court of Appeals will not take up the State of Alaska’s latest petition in the Juneau Access case (Kelly).

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Wetlands in Haines (photo by T. Bicknell)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Skagway Borough Assembly considers joining Petersburg in court. Local groups and governments have a new planning tool to help developers AND wetlands. What does a Post Office mean to a small community? (Schoenfeld). Two USDA programs for low-income residents' homes. For information on who to contact about Housing Preservation Grants in Alaska, please visit:
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/ak/housing.htm

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Seale finishes the Chilkoot Trail (photo by Kristin Wagner)
Looking out over Lower Dewey  (photo by Kristin Wagner)
Water refill  (photo by Kristin Wagner)
Break in the clouds on AB Mt.  (photo by Kristin Wagner)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Memorial services for a long-time neighbor are this week. Southeast seining update (Viechnicki). Nearby developed ski area has new manager (Alexander). Man of Steel reaches goal in Skagway.

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.357 String Band (photo courtesy of band)
Curtis Salgado (photo courtesy of Salgado site)
Hillstomp (photo courtesy of Hillstomp)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
A Southeast Alaska State Fair entertainment special, previewing music acts booked to play this year's four-day event in Haines.

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All-terrain vechicle use in Alaska

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
A forest fire on a Haines trail occupied firefighters through Wednesday. State imposes restrictions on crab industry after test results show high levels of toxins in crab guts. Haines Assembly postpones decisions on ATV use and heli-ski permit. Skagway's Outdoors Man of Steel runs on chili burgers and chocolate milk.

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Little League season is over (photo by theseanster93/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Police are treating a Monday night shooting in Haines as a suicide. Little leaguers return home after end-of-season tournament. (KHNS)

Local post offices will remain open while others might close. Central Council works to repatriate artifacts in California. Coast Guard asks for help in finding a man missing from a cruise ship. (Schoenfeld)

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Halibut fishing (photo by anyaku2419/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
A national group is helping charter halibut fishermen work with commercial for quotas (Garrison). Unemployment in northern Lynn Canal (Kelly/Bicknell). A program in Portland could be a model for youth (Banse). A state advisory committee is seeking members.

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Phil Wilde loads up tons of electronic waste for once-a-year recycling

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Electronic waste leaves Haines by the ton. Voter registration ends Monday for Skagway special election. A series of lectures about Skagway is for residents, not just tourists.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory set
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory set

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
A production turns the Chilkat Center into a candy land for the weekend. More on mines in Price of Wales (Schoenfeld). Local governments want to keep Coastal Management alive. Your talent might be worth $500.

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