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Forest Service, contractors back to work

The US Forest Service, like other federal agencies, is open for business again. That means about 70 once-furloughed employees have returned to their jobs in Petersburg again. It also means work can resume for some contractors who had been stalled by the 16-day shutdown. Matt Lichtenstein reports:

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Petersburg’s newest, largest committee tackles pot regulation

Photo from flickr/Creative Commons/Brett Levin/LEGAL Colorado marijuana grow
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

Photo courtesy Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
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