Haines’ local newspaper has a new owner. Kyle Clayton, who is an Army veteran who has been in journalism about five years, takes over for longtime Chilkat Valley News reporter Tom Morphet, whose recent foray into local politics is now challenged by a recall campaign.
Goldbelt shareholder William Andrews has been vocally agitating for a change in the Alaska Native corporation’s leadership. He claims the company of 3,600 shareholders has performed poorly and that the incumbents up for reelection violated conflict of interest bylaws.
Should the Haines Borough have a five-officer police force? $95,000 in government funding? How should the borough go about giving money to nonprofits? These are some of the questions the assembly has to decide on next week, in the fiscal year 18 borough budget.