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Jury deliberating in armed confrontation trial

The jury began deliberating Friday night in the trial of a Petersburg man who had an armed confrontation with local police last fall. The state alleges that 30-year-old Jace Cunningham fired his assault rifle and threatened to shoot officers when he encountered them at a roadblock on Frederick Point Road. Matt Lichtenstein filed this report Wednesday, after the first day of the trial.

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Small commercial fishing boats need life rafts this month

photo from http://pacificmarinedist.com
Fishermen in Southeast Alaska are learning about new safety requirements for life rafts that take effect later this month. The changes are included in past Coast Guard re-authorization bills and will mean smaller fishing boats will have to have a life raft to go three miles offshore. more

Planning commission speaks against federal logging plan

Trees on Mitkof Island in the Tongass National Forest. Photo/Angela Denning
Petersburg’s Planning and Zoning commissioners disagreed with the plan’s focus to move from old growth to young growth harvest. more