Petersburg committee to look at where marijuana can be used Petersburg committee to look at where marijuana can be used

Petersburg committee to look at where marijuana can be used

Petersburg, as well as towns and boroughs all over the state, are trying to figure out how to move forward with the legalization of marijuana, which voters supported in the general election. Petersburg formed a Marijuana Regulatory Advisory Board and that board now has three sub-committees: one for public safety, one for permitting, and one for zoning. The zoning committee held … more

Beth Flor explores different subjects in new paintings Beth Flor explores different subjects in new paintings

Beth Flor explores different subjects in new paintings

Beth Flor stands with a few paintings in her art show at Miele Gallery. Photo/Angela DenningPetersburg painter, Beth Flor is well-known for her green landscapes and still lifes of fruit. She’s exhibiting her latest work at the Miele Gallery with an opening Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. But this time there won’t be any landscapes and the still lifes aren’t just fruit. Flor told Angela Denn … more

Borough assembly pursues bags and carts for recycling Borough assembly pursues bags and carts for recycling

Borough assembly pursues bags and carts for recycling

All cart customers would use 96 gallon blue recycling bins like these. Photo/Angela DenningThe Petersburg Borough Assembly will pursue having two recycling programs at once. The assembly voted Monday night to look into offering both bags and carts to customers. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/22recycling.mp3 Curbside recycling will continue in Petersburg but it might … more

5K Run-Walk to support those dealing with cancer 5K Run-Walk to support those dealing with cancer

5K Run-Walk to support those dealing with cancer

A 5K run-walk in Petersburg this weekend looks to support individuals and families dealing with cancer and to honor loved ones who were lost to the disease. The Circle of Life Run-Walk starts Saturday at 9 a.m. at Sandy Beach Park. It’s put on by the Beat the Odds organization. Beat the Odds brings awareness, education and support to those affected by cancer. Two organizers—Marlene Cushin … more

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Station Highlights

Poetry Readings for April

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KFSK is celebrating National Poetry Month with poetry readings submitted by area listeners. If you would like to share a reading, call us 772-3808 to make an appointment to record your poem, original or a favorite. Jeigh Stanton Gregor April … more
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Statewide News

The Blind Spot: Juvenile Justice And Substance Abuse In Young Alaskans.

Juvenile crime in Anchorage is down, but crimes involving drugs and alcohol is not. Many who work in the juvenile justice system say we’re not catching young people who are getting into trouble soon enough. A new series examines what services are available, how youth are getting help and how they're helping themselves. APRN: Tuesday, 4/28 at 10:00am More

The Blind Spot: Beyond No-Man’s Land

In spite of high substance abuse rates across Alaska, state officials and non-profit workers see policy measures are dove-tailing with new evidence that perceptions about drinking are starkly different from realities on the ground. More

Starting And Maintaining A Small Business

Today we'll be talking to some Alaskans who make the business world their beat and we'll find out how minorities can get some assistance in starting and maintaining a business. KSKA: Friday, 4/24 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 4/25 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 4/24 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 4/25 at 4:30pm More

US To Assume Arctic Council Chair Amid Dispute Over Russian Military Moves

The United States will take over Friday as chair of the Arctic Council, the international body of representatives from eight nations with territory in the region. U.S. delegates they’ll focus on the impact of climate change on the Arctic and its peoples. And despite divisions between some members, observers say they don't believe council’s work will be disrupted. Download Audio More

US Senate Confirms Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

The U.S. Senate today voted to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general. Both Alaska senators voted against her, saying she has not shown she has the independence to stand up to the Obama White House. Download Audio More

National News

A Most Indelible Ink: A Magazine Printed Using Blood

A Lebanese magazine published its latest issue using donated blood to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians. More

PepsiCo Swaps Diet Drink's Aspartame For Other Artificial Sweeteners

The company says Diet Pepsi consumers are concerned about aspartame. But the Food and Drug Administration has long affirmed that the sweetener is safe in amounts commonly used by beverage companies. More

#NPRreads: Rube Goldberg Machine's Dark Origins And Spalding Gray's Last Days

For your weekend reading, our staff also recommends a piece on an HIV outbreak in Austin, Ind. More

These Animals Might Go Extinct Because No One Wants To Eat Them

Many species have gone extinct because humans hunted them into oblivion for their meat. But there's another group of animals that are endangered because we've lost interest in breeding them. More

Baltimore Police: Freddie Gray Should've Gotten Medical Help At Scene Of Arrest

Giving an update about how Gray was injured, police said they still have many gaps to fill, but the picture is becoming clearer. Police now know that Gray was never buckled into the police van. More

Local News

Petersburg committee to look at where marijuana can be used

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Petersburg is trying to figure out where marijuana use will and will not be allowed within the borough. more
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Beth Flor explores different subjects in new paintings

Beth Flor stands with a few paintings in her art show at Miele Gallery. Photo/Angela Denning

Petersburg painter, Beth Flor, continues her interest in light and shadow in her new art show. However, she also looks to old photographs for new inspiration. more
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Borough assembly pursues bags and carts for recycling

All cart customers would use 96 gallon blue recycling bins like these. Photo/Angela Denning

The Petersburg Borough Assembly will pursue having two recycling programs at once. The assembly voted Monday night to look into offering both bags and carts to customers. more
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5K Run-Walk to support those dealing with cancer

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A 5K run-walk in Petersburg this weekend looks to support individuals and families dealing with cancer and to honor loved ones who were lost to the disease. more
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Borough to consider using two recycling programs

Petersburg is planning to purchase blue recycling bins for household customers, to replace blue plastic bags currently used for curbside collection.

The Petersburg Borough Assembly is set to consider a resolution that would run two curbside recycling programs at the same time, one for blue recycling bags and one for carts. more
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Southeast News

Botanists look to fern for clues to Southeast’s past

Brad Krieckhaus, botanist at the Sitka Ranger District, made the first modern find of the fern on the southwest side of Baranof Island in Summer 2005.

A species of fern common in Asia has been found in Southeast Alaska. But unlike invasive species, Wright’s filmy fern is an early colonizer. And figuring out how and when it got here is the next piece of the puzzle.

Red Chris Mine gets closer to full production

The Red Chris Mine's first shipment of copper concentrate was sent out April 11, 2015. (www.imperialmetals.com)

A British Columbia mine upriver from Wrangell and Petersburg is one step closer to full production after reaching a benefits agreement with a First Nation group last weekend.

School Board postpones final budget vote after city protests

The April 15 meeting was billed as a "final" budget hearing, but the School Board postponed a final vote until after the legislature makes its decisions on education funding. From left: Sitka Schools Superintendent Mary Wegner, and School Board members Tom Conley, Jennifer Robinson, Lon Garrison, Tim Fulton, Kaya Duguay, and Cass Pook. (Rachel Waldholz/KCAW)

The Sitka School Board’s decision to cut the Community Schools program drew a protest from the city last week (4-15-15). That disagreement led the board to postpone a final vote on the district budget.

Craig Library wins national medal for service

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In late February, the library learned it was among 30 finalists for the honor, and this week, the Craig Library was told it was among the 10 libraries and museums nationwide chosen to receive the medal.