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2013 SE salmon catch by the numbers

Alaska’s 2013 Salmon harvest will be one for the record books and the Southeast harvest was more valuable than that of any other part in the state. Matt Lichtenstein has more on the overall catch and value for the region:
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Petersburg’s newest, largest committee tackles pot regulation

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Petersburg’s newest committee is tackling the thorny issues around regulating the production, sales and use of marijuana in the community. The large new group met for the first time Wednesday and split up into subcommittees. more

Petersburg considers end to visitor industry grants

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A committee that recommends how to spend Petersburg’s hotel bed tax proceeds may not be meeting anymore after next year. The transient room tax committee this week voted to recommend dissolving their group and changing the way the borough handles the revenue in the future. Joe Viechnicki reports. more