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Articles from the August 29, 2019 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    August 29, 2019

Zarlengo breaks two more USCG Academy records

A Petersburg High School graduate broke two 50-year-old school records at the United States Coast Gu...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 29, 2019

Utility project loans to go on October ballot

Voters will decide if they want the borough to take out loans to fund eight utility projects...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 29, 2019

PSD remains above statewide scores in PEAKS assessment

The Petersburg School District maintains a higher percentage of students scoring proficient or...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 29, 2019

Ordinance on written comments to assembly fails

An ordinance that would have added language to borough code outlining a procedure for addressing...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 29, 2019

New magistrate learning the ropes of her new job

Petersburg has found its next magistrate judge and since her arrival earlier this month, she has...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 29, 2019

Hospital CEO improves staff communication

Phil Hofstetter has begun blogging and holding daily morning safety briefings to improve the communi...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 29, 2019

Hospital completes first steps in master plan

Petersburg Medical Center introduced the early findings of its master plan to renovate the current h...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 29, 2019

Juneau diocese releases names of seven with sexual misconduct allegations

The Diocese of Juneau released a letter and report last Wednesday, Aug. 21, naming seven people...

 

Correction:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a story Aug. 15 about Alaska salmon hatcheries, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Alaska salmon hatcheries...

 

AK police arrest students for planning school shooting

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska authorities say two middle school students have been arrested after another student overheard their plans to carry out...

 

Alaska governor cuts $5M in additional ferry service funding

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s governor has vetoed additional funding for the state’s ferry service that was placed in the budget by the...

 

Alaska weakens air ambulance membership plan regulations

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska health insurance officials have announced the state’s plan to weaken air ambulance membership plan regulations,...

 

Alaska adding second insurer to individual insurance market

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state says a second company will offer health insurance plans on Alaska’s individual marketplace next year. Division of...

 

Alaska salmon deaths blamed on record warm temperatures

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Add salmon to the list of species affected by Alaska’s blistering summer temperatures, including the hottest July on...

 

Watercolor Society Honorable Mention

For the second consecutive year, Angele (McDonald) Jones had one of her works accepted for the...

 

Back to School!

Monday, August 26... Full story

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    August 29, 2019

Clerk or assembly can read letters

The public should be given the maximum opportunities to make public comments at any gathering of...

 

To the Editor

Thank you To the Editor: St. Andrews Episcopal Church would like thank all who helped with the...

 

Police report

August 21 — Individuals at a location on Harbor Way were made aware of open container laws. Authorities responded to a disturbance at Buschmann...

 

Artifact Archive

Sheep Horn Spoons The Tlingit fashion spoons for utilitarian uses, such as the ones pictured here,...

 

Foggy valley

After a two hour hike to the first lookout on Raven's Roost Trail, low-lying clouds cleared for...

 

Alaskans applied for over 2,000 acres of new or expanding undersea farms

Underwater and out of sight are the makings of a major Alaska industry with two anchor crops that clean the planet while pumping out lots of cash:...

 

Lofty heights

LeConte Bay as viewed from along a ridge on the north side of the bay. LeConte Glacier is seen at...

 

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