PUBLISHED: 6:09 PM on Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Passport renewals denied
HAINES - Residents will be unable to renew passports through the Haines courthouse as of July 1, reported the Chilkat Valley News, saying the post office would most likely begin handling renewals.

Magistrate John Hutchins was reported as saying he processed more than 320 passport applications in the past two years and because of time lost he can no longer keep up with court cases.

Passport demands in Haines increased following a 2005 announcement requiring a passport to enter Canada by 2008. The deadline has since been extended to 2009.