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Role of nonprofits still in limbo following Haines Chamber of Commerce vote

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The role of nonprofits in the Haines Chamber of Commerce remains in limbo following a vote on bylaws revisions Thursday. Right now, nonprofits are given equal rights to for-profits in the Chamber. The new bylaws would have taken away a piece of that – allowing non-profits to be members and vote, but not to serve on the Chamber board of directors.
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Robert Venables is the former city manager of Haines. He says that the legislature understands that “there’s a true sense of crisis” in the system. (Robert Woolsey, KCAW)

Southeast Conference brainstorms a fix for Alaska’s ferries

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Gov. Bill Walker is serious about finding a fix for Alaska’s struggling ferry system. He signed earlier this year a Memorandum of Understanding with Sitka’s Garry White, who chairs the Southeast Conference, empowering the conference to look for solutions to the Alaska Marine Highway’s ongoing problems.
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