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Sales tax issues to undergo review

The Petersburg Borough is forming a new sales tax review committee. The group will take a closer look at the sales tax rate, the many sales tax exemptions in town and tax-free-days. That last issue has generated some debate at recent local meetings and it prompted the borough assembly to call for the new committee this week. Matt Lichtenstein reports:
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A view from the sand dunes of the Stikine River mouth near Wrangell (KFSK file photo)
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Ruth W. Sandvik passed away July 29 in Seattle’s Kline Galland home in the comfort of her family. Ruth, 100 years old, fractured her hip at her assisted living in Petersburg then was air evacuated to Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. After a successful operation she suffered a stroke and didn’t ever fully recover. more