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Frederick Sound chinook release plan makes progress

A plan to improve hatchery king salmon returns near Petersburg has made it past another couple hurdles. A group of Alaska Department of Fish and Game scientists, fishermen, and hatchery representatives has recommended the proposal move forward and one of the key permits has come through. Matt Lichtenstein has an update:

Smolt rearing tanks at Crystal Lake Hatchery

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Assembly candidate Jeigh Stanton-Gregor talks borough issues

Jeigh Stanton--Gregor, 39, of Petersburg is running for reelection for Petersburg borough assembly.
There is only one race in Petersburg's municipal election on Tuesday. Three people are running for two open seats on the Petersburg borough assembly. more

Petersburg votes on commercial pot sales prohibition

Photo from flickrCreative CommonsBrett LevinLEGAL Colorado marijuana grow
Petersburg voters on Tuesday will be deciding whether to allow commercial marijuana sales and importing pot into the borough for sale. Supporters of prohibition don’t want the new industry or increased drug use in the borough, while opponents say pot sales should be done out in the open, regulated and taxed. more