Articles from the March 30, 2023 edition

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 By Chris Basinger    News    March 30, 2023

Alaska Supreme Court affirms dismissal of Parks wrongful death suit

In a 2-1 decision, the Alaska Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of the Estate of Molly Parks'...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    March 30, 2023

Borough's supplemental budget addresses dredge projects, attorney fees

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that would adjust the FY23...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    March 30, 2023

Legislature moving toward school funding increase, but amount uncertain

Similar pieces of legislation to increase state funding for public schools are awaiting hearings in the House and Senate finance committees as...

 

Yesterday's News

March 23, 1923 – Holm & Sutphen, who are the holders of the telephone franchise from the city, have installed their switchboard and have ordered t...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    March 30, 2023

American Legion holds first official meeting following reformation

The Petersburg post of the American Legion held its first formal meeting on Tuesday in the...

 

To the Editor

If one member of a family is ill, the family is ill The the Editor: I submit the following letter, meant to be a holiday letter to friends and...

 

Guest Editorial: Losing billions gets Legislature's attention

It’s embarrassing that it took billions of dollars in losses for some legislators to acknowledge that the state’s fiscal house is leaking worse tha...

 

Guest Commentary: Alaska's childcare crisis is too costly to ignore

Members of Alaska’s House Finance Committee struggled with a vote to pass a budget amendment that would go far to improve the historically low w...

 

Capitol Updates

­Dear Friends and Neighbors: The Gold Medal Basketball Tournament last week was a welcome break from the Capitol and I enjoyed spending time with cons...

 

2 face charges in death of Alaska man after online post

JUNEAU (AP) — Two southeast Alaska men face charges in the beating death of a man who was attacked because of a social media post, according to an inv...

 

Legislators will get 67% pay raise next year; 20% boost for governor

Alaska legislators will get a 67% pay raise next January — from $50,000 to $84,000 a year — and the governor and state department heads will rec...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    March 30, 2023

Unmodified opinion issued for borough audit

The borough’s FY22 Audit Report was presented to the Petersburg Borough Assembly at its meeting o...

 

Police report

March 22 – Property found on Mitkof Highway was turned in to the Petersburg Police Department (PPD). An officer assisted an individual with a civil m...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    March 30, 2023

Forest Service approves use of facility as cultural healing center

The Tongass National Forest has approved the Organized Village of Kake's request to use a U.S....

 
 By Jake Clemens    News    March 30, 2023

White-winged dove spotted in Petersburg, only fifth sighting in Alaska

Jane Smith spotted a different kind of bird at her feeder around New Year's, something she knew...

 
 By James Brooks    News    March 30, 2023

Fast-track budget bill, intended to help food-stamp program, speeds through Alaska Legislature

The Alaska Legislature has passed a fast-track budget bill intended to immediately address problems with the state’s food-aid program for poor A... Full story

 

Vikings baseball hungry to get back on top

With the coming of spring, the Petersburg High School baseball team took the field this week for...

 
 By Lizzie Thompson    News    March 30, 2023

Hyer family to set sail from San Diego to New Zealand

On September first Dr. Jennifer (Jen) Hyer will begin an eighteen month sabbatical from the...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    March 30, 2023

Property assessments climbing higher across the state

Though Wrangell appears to have led the state with its overall 56% increase in assessed property values this year, residents in Petersburg, Juneau...

 

First herring opening lasts less than 2 hours

With large schools of herring located by sonar and desired quantities of mature roe detected in two...

 

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