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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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Petersburg man pleads to child porn charge

A Petersburg man has pleaded guilty to transporting child pornography and will be sentenced for that crime in December.28-year-old Marvin Jackson entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court September 14th and signed a plea agreement with prosecutors in August. more

Petersburg man charged with rape and assault

Joshua Hall Blewett, age 28. Photo courtesy of Petersburg Police Dept.
Police say Joshua Blewett, 28, of Petersburg restrained a female victim and assaulted her with a knife. more