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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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Manager: Police to move into muni building next month

Renovation continues at Petersburg's Municipal Building Jan. 18, 2017. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/ CoastAlaska News)
Petersburg police will be the first department to move into new quarters in the Municipal Building. Other borough departments will follow. more

Pertussis, aka whooping cough, in Petersburg

compressed Pertussis cases by age AK 2011-2015
School and public-health officials are warning Petersburg residents about pertussis, also known as whooping cough. more