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IFA, sales tax, and land purchase propositions considered

Should Petersburg leave the Inter Island Ferry Authority? Should the city raise its sales tax cap? How about buying another 5 acres of waterfront property for the harbor department? Petersburg residents will decide those ballot questions in Tuesday’s local election. Matt Lichtenstein has a look at those issues.

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Petersburg, Wrangell priest stays mostly silent for a month

The Catholic priest who ministers in Petersburg and Wrangell spent a month of his summer at a Jesuit retreat center studying Ignatian spirituality in Los Altos, California. The retreat involved not speaking to anyone except a spiritual director for one month. more

Presidential address at 5pm concludes conference – video link available

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The U.S. State Department is hosting a conference on global leadership in the arctic. Diplomats from 20 countries have convened in Anchorage to discuss challenges facing Arctic communities. To view the live web stream of the President’s Address at 5pm, … more