Local News

Petersburg residents testify on house budget

Education, Mental health and Fisheries Management funding were the top budget concerns for Petersburg residents who addressed the Alaska House Finance Committee last week. 17 local residents showed up to give testimony at Petersburg’s Legislative Information office Wednesday afternoon. Some didn’t get a chance to speak because of time constraints and the many other people who wanted to testify across the state. Matt Lichtenstein put together some excerpts from Petersburg residents testimony:
For mobile-friendly audio, click here.
The last speaker in that audio was Petersburg’s Bob Martin who was among a number of local residents who testified on budget issues during a teleconference with the House Finance Committee last week.

Recent News

Summer season was the perfect storm for some trollers

troll boat
This summer was a tricky one for some Southeast Alaska fishermen who didn't get the Kings they wanted or the price for Coho. more

He’s a little like Ollivander. Pointe shoe wizard comes to Southeast

Philip Broadbent measures first time pointe shoe customer, Lydia Martin's, feet. (Joe Sykes)
There aren’t any specialist ballet stores in Southeast Alaska. That means it’s hard for young ballerinas to find the right fitting shoes. So every summer, just before school starts Phillip Broadbent comes to town. He’s a master pointe shoe fitter … more