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Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Classes start for three schools in the Chilkat Valley next week. Celebrations in Wrangell include a Haines artist (Duren). Acknowledging the role of aviation in Alaska culture.

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Mario Benassi, Jr. at KHNS studios
Mario Benassi, Jr. at KHNS studios

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Two recall questions will appear on an October ballot. A new program helps locals keep an eye on their ferries (Barret). Alaska Municipal League brings together borough and city representatives (Ronco). Hometown boy represents Haines in a statewide talent show. *NOTE* A full recording of Mario Benassi, Jr., playing a Say Anything cover, follows the newscast.

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Back to school (photo by Krzysztof Pacholak/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Fewer Panthers, but more opportunities, at Skagway School this year. Southeast Alaskans react to the new ferry schedule (Schoenfeld). Get your junk together: It's the annual scrap metal drive in Haines.

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Bottled water (photo by stevendepolo/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Haines voters will have a lot to decide on the October ballot. Skagway voters ... not so much. More than 600 signatures turned in against two Haines Assembly members. The candidate list is final in Skagway. Sealaska teams up with Clorox on a new project (Schoenfeld).

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Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
A Glacier Bear returns from playing ball for scouts. The Tongass Futures Roundtable loses more support (Kelly). A local group brings estate-planning help to residents. Ron Horn photography exhibit opening Friday.

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Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Tax for tourism will not be on Haines' October ballot. Assembly approves SEABA permit. New ferry schedule is opening for public comment, and local residents will be spared the latest Fairweather issues (Schoenfeld). Troopers surmise murder in a remote Southeast town (Viechnicki). Golfers help in the fight against breast cancer.

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Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Pullen opens to Skagway anglers for Chinook fishing. Environmental Protection Agency fines a Haines company after a long cleanup project. A Haines artist is in Wrangell helping with an historic restoration (Duren). School is not yet beginning, but Glacier Bears and Panthers are already at work (Jacobson).

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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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