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Juneau legislators react to governor’s proposed budget

Juneau legislators react to governor’s proposed budget

Juneau lawmakers are concerned about the impact of budget reductions on education funding.

Redistricting decision suits Petersburg officials

Redistricting decision suits Petersburg officials

Petersburg’s mayor is pleased with this weeks court decision in favor of the state’s latest redistricting plan.

January trial set for former Petersburg school maintenance official

Tye Leif Petersen was arrested while trying to leave Alaska

Southeast Wolf Control program on hold

Southeast Wolf Control program on hold

It will be at least a year before state sponsored wolf trapping programs in two areas of Southeast Alaska can begin.

Petersburg school district staffer arrested for possessing child porn

Tye Leif Petersen, 45, is being held in Juneau to await trial

Petersburg named best yachting town

Petersburg named best yachting town

A national magazine has named the Southeast Alaska fishing community of Petersburg as its best yachting town for 2013.

Forest Service furloughed

Forest Service furloughed

Like other federal agencies, most of the Alaska Region’s 650 Forest Service workers are going on furlough as a result of the Government Shutdown, which began Tuesday. The Forest Service is the biggest federal employer in Petersburg, with about 70 local staffers. Nearly all of them were put on furlough after shutting down both local offices.

Congress extends timber country payments one year

Congress extends timber country payments one year

Congress has passed a one-year extension of a program that pays out millions of dollars to communities in Alaska near national forest land, like Petersburg.

FERC awards new permit for controversial hydro project in Petersburg

FERC awards new permit for controversial hydro project in Petersburg

Another company out of Washington just won permission to study the potential development of a new hydro-electric plant at a mountain-top lake within the Petersburg Borough.

Responders untangle gillnet from humpback whale

Responders untangle gillnet from humpback whale

Marine mammal responders have wrapped-up efforts to try and disentangle a southeast humpback whale after removing more gillnet from the animal late last week.

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