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Ballot Measure 1 offers break to homeowners

The debate over Ballot Measure 2 on re-establishing a coastal management program has been in the headlines this summer leading up to the state’s August 28th primary. Meanwhile, Ballot Measure 1 has flown under the radar for many Alaskans, even though it could impact them where it matters most, in their check book.

The measure would give cities the option to increase residential property tax exemptions. Cities currently have the option to exempt up to $20,000 in property taxes for homeowners. This fall’s measure would increase that exemption up to $50,000.

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Narrow finish for Petersburg’s salmon derby

Photo courtesy of Becky Knight
It was an exciting end to the Petersburg’s 35th annual salmon derby Monday evening as the second place fish came in with just minutes to spare. The difference between first and second this year was less than half a pound. more

PHS seniors gear up for graduation

Soon-to-be graduates Maura Moyer and Jeremy Randrup in the Petersburg High School library. (Photo/Abbey Collins)
The Petersburg High School graduation will be held tonight, Tuesday May 31st in the school’s gym. KFSK Intern Abbey Collins stopped by the school last week to talk to some of the students about their plans after high school. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/27GRADS.mp3 … more