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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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Southeast Conference looks at several models for reformed ferry system

Alaska Department of Transportation deputy commissioner Mike Neussl addresses the Southeast Conference annual meeting September 21, 2016.
Business and community leaders in Southeast Alaska are looking into how other ferry systems are operated around the world and a different way of managing Alaska’s ferries. The annual meeting of Southeast Conference in Petersburg in September focused on the first steps of a project to reform the state ferry system, find efficiencies and keep ferries running between coastal communities despite the state’s budget crisis. more