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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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The Petersburg-based Coast Guard cutter Anacapa (photo courtesy USCG)
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