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Petersburg assembly candidates on both sides of senior exemption ballot measure

Five people running for the two Petersburg borough assembly seats this fall have a range of opinions on the one measure that is appearing on the local ballot. That’s a question about ending the sales tax exemption for anyone 65 and older and replacing it with an annual rebate check for low-income seniors.

Petersburg post office reopens

Petersburg’s post office reopened at 11 Friday morning. The facility was closed for over a week because of mercury spilled from a package last Thursday, September 13. Limited mail service has been offered for a week at the Petersburg Indian Association’s building.

Moose hunt off to slower start

As of Friday afternoon, 16 moose had been harvested. That's less than what was harvested the first week of the hunt the last few years.

Borough Sales Tax Exemption Forum

KFSK hosted a call-in show Sept. 18 about Proposition #1 changing the senior sales tax exemption to a needs-based rebate for low income seniors. The question will appear on the ballot in the municipal election, Oct. 2.

Alaska Gubernatorial Debate on KFSK

Three candidates faced off in a debate Thursday, September 6, 2018 in Juneau, hosted by the Juneau Chamber of Commerce - the debate features Governor Walker (I), Senator Dunleavy (R) and Senator Begich (D) - the debate will air on KFSK Thursday, Sept. 13, 3pm and 6:30pm

City of Sitka denies allegations in police whistleblower suit

The city’s response doesn’t go into much detail against Silva’s specific allegations, other than to deny them. It does state, however, that Silva’s immediate supervisor “facilitated the purchase of upgraded weapons” for the...

High voltage surge shuts off power, damages equipment in Sitka

An extremely high voltage surge ran through Sitka’s electric grid on Saturday night, shutting off power and damaging some equipment in town. On Friday, September 21st from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., the city will hold a planned power...

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Meet Nevada’s ‘Trump Of Pahrump’

Brothel owner Dennis Hof is running for Nevada state legislature. He says President Trump broke the mold and made someone like him, an “anti-establishment” candidate, palatable to voters.

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