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Kootznoowoo asks feds to manage Chatham salmon

Angoon’s village corporation is petitioning the federal government to take control of a major salmon fishery in Southeast Alaska. Kootznoowoo Incorporated says state management has favored the commercial seine fleet over the needs of subsistence users in the western Admiralty Island community, and the corporation wants the federal government to assert authority over marine waters. That’s never been done before in Alaska, but the federal Subsistence board will consider the issue this spring. As Matt Lichtenstein reports, the results could have broad implications.

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Assembly candidate Jeigh Stanton-Gregor talks borough issues

Jeigh Stanton--Gregor, 39, of Petersburg is running for reelection for Petersburg borough assembly.
There is only one race in Petersburg's municipal election on Tuesday. Three people are running for two open seats on the Petersburg borough assembly. more

Petersburg votes on commercial pot sales prohibition

Photo from flickrCreative CommonsBrett LevinLEGAL Colorado marijuana grow
Petersburg voters on Tuesday will be deciding whether to allow commercial marijuana sales and importing pot into the borough for sale. Supporters of prohibition don’t want the new industry or increased drug use in the borough, while opponents say pot sales should be done out in the open, regulated and taxed. more