Southeast

LBC wraps up Petersburg borough hearing

The Alaska Local Boundary Commission is wrapping up three days of hearings in Petersburg on its petition to incorporate into a borough, bringing along with it an area north to the Juneau borough, south to the Wrangell borough, west to include roughly half of Kupreanof Island and east to the Canadian border.

Frankenfish Vote Fails

The U.S. Senate has rejected an amendment today (Thursday) by Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski to require a comprehensive study before genetically engineered salmon can be sold to consumers. Murkowski says she’s disappointed with the 50-to-46 vote, but notes it’s closer than previous votes on the subject. Her amendment to the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization…

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