Senator Murkowski visits with Petersburg Residents


Kyle Clayton / Petersburg Pilot

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski converses with Petersburg residents in the Sons of Norway Hall.

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski and Petersburg residents had a conversation Tuesday night in the Sons of Norway Hall about community, regional and state issues.

The first subject Murkowski brought up was the less than ideal condition of the Petersburg jail.

“You were in the running with Bethel for the worst city jail,” Murkowski said. “And now Bethel’s (jail) is looking pretty good. You win the prize in my view, of all the communities that I’ve gone to, for the worst conditions.”

Murkowski followed up by asking about the canneries. Sally Dwyer, Chamber of Commerce Manager, brought...

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