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Petersburg resident shares experience from Shakes event

Earlier this month, a number of Petersburg residents joined hundreds of other visitors in Wrangell for the Shakes Tribal House rededication. Among them was the Petersburg Public Library’s Cultural and Education Coordinator Jessica Ieremia who was excited to witness the historic event. Ieremia brought back some of the sounds and voices for this audio essay on the experience:
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Photo by Jessica Ieremia

Photo by Jessica Ieremia

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Petersburg budget testimony focuses on education, ferries, radio

The Senate Finance Room in the Alaska Capitol, Feb. 4, 2015.(Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)
The Senate Finance committee this week heard testimony from around Alaska on the state’s operating budget next year. Facing a multi-billion dollar budget deficit, lawmakers have proposed hundreds of millions of dollars of cuts to state funding for programs ranging from education, to state forestry, to domestic violence prevention. Residents testifying in Petersburg Monday urged the committee to restore funding to public broadcasting, schools and the ferry system. more