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Lodge concerns prompt assembly to vote down bed tax ordinance for now

The Petersburg Borough assembly passed a six-percent, borough-wide sales tax in the second of three reading Monday. However, Concerns from a local lodge owner prompted the Assembly to vote down a borough-wide bed tax in its second reading. As a result, the borough will have to start over with that ordinance, which would extend the four-percent levy on transient accommodations to the broader borough area. Matt Lichtenstein reports: Click here for mobile-friendly audio

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Petersburg Mental Health director awarded sabbatical

Susan Ohmer is the Executive Director of Petersburg Mental Health Services. Photo courtesy of Susan Ohmer
Susan Ohmer, Executive Director of Petersburg Mental Health Services, was awarded a four month sabbatical through the Rasmuson Foundation. more

Bill looks to trade federal land for Mental Health Trust land near Petersburg, Ketchikan

Jeff Meucci pointing at map
With a new U.S. Congress convening, Alaska’s Congressional Delegation has reintroduced a bill that would trade federal land for land owned by Alaska Mental Health Trust – including Ketchikan’s Deer Mountain and land near homes in Petersburg. more