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Alleged threats prompt lockdown in Petersburg

Police this (Tuesday) morning apprehended a Petersburg man whose alleged threats prompted an hour-long lockdown of the school campus, election polls, and hospital. Authorities did not think the suspect was targeting anyone in particular, but local officials initiated the lockdown as a precaution. Matt Lichtenstein reports:

A police SUV parked in front of Petersburg High School

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State cuts bring changes to SE commercial fisheries

This super cub at Eliza Lake allows biologists to track pink escapements. Photo courtesy of Troy Thynes
Commercial fisheries in Southeast Alaska have survived two years of state budget cuts but not without some changes. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Commercial Fisheries has cut some positions, ended some monitoring programs, and found some new funding sources. more

Longline fleet awaits word on fishing season start

Commercial longline fishing fleets in Alaska are awaiting word about whether the season for halibut and black cod will actually start on March 11th. That’s the date voted on for halibut fishing by the International Pacific Halibut Commission in January. Typically the National Marine Fisheries Service also opens long-line fishing for black cod on the same day. This year that’s all up in the air. more