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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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New hope for Haines-Yukon working together (photo by atosphere/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Borough officials return home with new hope for international relations between Haines and Whitehorse. Movement on the port development group and interest in an economic development task force. Juneau considers annexation (KTOO). Elections information, for Skagway, Chilkat Valley and the rest of Southeast (Schoenfeld/Bicknell).

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Lydia at the Bald Eagle Foundation (photo by T. Bicknell)
Lydia at the Bald Eagle Foundation (photo by T. Bicknell)
Lydia at the Bald Eagle Foundation (photo by T. Bicknell)
Lydia at the Bald Eagle Foundation (photo by T. Bicknell)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
A helicopter crash south of Haines ends OK for two on board. Energy Conference begins this week, and a solution for inebriated homeless, in Juneau (Schoenfeld). A winter class returns to teach local kids about birds of prey.

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A vessel tucks in to Haines to escape strong winds (photo by T. Bicknell)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
One of the last days of cruise ship season turned into one of the longest for some visitors. A shooting in Haines Junction has hospitalized an RCMP officer. Haines Assembly takes up old school facility, off-premises signs. Public hearings to determine southeast transportation priorities (Schoenfeld). (For more information, see the full report at: http://dot.alaska.gov/sereg/projects/satp/assets/FinalScopingReport08291...) A new government group wants more trails and events.

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Apple iPad, like what students are using (photo by FHKE/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
KHNS Radio expands staff, replaces aging equipment. Local students embrace current technology, envision a world without heavy backpacks.

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