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Police chief finalists announced, other assembly news

Petersburg has narrowed down its list of candidates for Police Chief. The borough manager gave the assembly an update Monday night. The Assembly also passed a resolution in support of a program that teaches Alaska Native’s how to preserve and sew sea otter pelts. And a local resident asked the assembly to weigh-in now on the potential route for a power line from Petersburg to Kake. Matt Lichtenstein has a look at those topics from the assembly’s regular meeting:
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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