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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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Petersburg votes on commercial pot sales prohibition

Photo from flickrCreative CommonsBrett LevinLEGAL Colorado marijuana grow
Petersburg voters on Tuesday will be deciding whether to allow commercial marijuana sales and importing pot into the borough for sale. Supporters of prohibition don’t want the new industry or increased drug use in the borough, while opponents say pot sales should be done out in the open, regulated and taxed. more

Southeast candidates suggest a range of state budget fixes

Bob Sivertsen, Sheila Finkenbinder, Bert Stedman, Sam Kito III and Dan Ortiz
Candidates for state office representing Southeast Alaska presented a wide range of approaches to fixing the state’s multi-billion dollar budget crisis in September. Ideas ranged from use of Permanent Fund earnings, to an income tax, to more budget cuts, to harvesting natural resources. more