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Council briefs: lobbyist, ferry concerns, harbor costs, dangerous dogs

Petersburg’s Washington D-C lobbyist paid the City Council a visit and gave an update on some federal issues during the Council’s regular meeting Monday night. Among other business, the Councilors agreed to weigh-in on next summer’s state ferry schedule. They got an update on efforts to cut the cost of replacing the North Harbor and they took up a measure aimed at defining a dangerous or vicious dog.

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Major state road project starts up soon in Petersburg

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A major road and sidewalk project in Petersburg is getting underway this spring. The 8.3-million dollar paving, drainage and sidewalk replacement project will be happening on two state-owned roads near downtown Petersburg, Haugen Drive and South Nordic Drive. more

Petersburg budget testimony focuses on education, ferries, radio

The Senate Finance Room in the Alaska Capitol, Feb. 4, 2015.(Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)
The Senate Finance committee this week heard testimony from around Alaska on the state’s operating budget next year. Facing a multi-billion dollar budget deficit, lawmakers have proposed hundreds of millions of dollars of cuts to state funding for programs ranging from education, to state forestry, to domestic violence prevention. Residents testifying in Petersburg Monday urged the committee to restore funding to public broadcasting, schools and the ferry system. more