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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 Children Center tries to solve long wait list

Teacher Theressa Phillips reads to the toddler class with Assistant teacher, Brina Compton and teen worker, Kallie Caples looking on. Photo/Angela Denning
One of Petersburg's preschools, the Petersburg Children’s Center, has a waiting list of 45 kids but a planned expansion could help drop that number. more

Icicle Seafoods is being sold

Icicle's seafood plant in Petersburg is on the town's main street. Photo/Joe Sykes
Icicle Seafoods, one of Alaska’s largest seafood processors is being sold to Indonesian companies Convergence Holdings and Dominion Catchers owned by the wealthy Soetantyo family. more