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Governor Parnell talks hydropower, ferries and health

Governor Sean Parnell, who is running for re-election this year, was in Petersburg on Monday. He met with some community leaders and interviewed with KFSK. He said he’s very supportive of hydro-electric projects in South East and all over the state. Although there are no South East hydro projects in his capitol budget right now, he said he’s relying on regional legislators to bring projects like that up.

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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