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Editorial: Don't threaten

We love public comments. So do public officials, in both elected and administrative positions. It's a part of the public process and the resulting discussions are critical to maintaining the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 2, 2020

Questions remain around former Wrangell police officer

WRANGELL - In early June, the Wrangell Sentinel received several emails regarding one of the city's police officers, Paul Jay Huerta. One of these emails linked to a news article and video, alleging...

 

Unique payout Alaskans get from oil wealth could be at risk

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has no income or statewide sales taxes, and it cuts residents a check every year from its oil wealth. But the future of that unique payout is in question amid low oil prices and an economy battered by the coronavirus...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    April 9, 2020

Dunleavy cuts budget, says federal aid can help offset brunt

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced wide-ranging budget vetoes Tuesday amid a collapse in oil prices, citing expectations that many of the larger cuts, including aid for schools and local governments, would be offset through...

 

Dunleavy recall group says it has 30% of needed signatures

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The group attempting to remove Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy from office is 30% of the way toward its goal, an official said. The group reached the mark two weeks after beginning its effort to gather enough signatures to put the...

 

Alaska governor recall campaign begins collecting signatures

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A campaign to recall Alaska’s governor has started with the distribution of petition booklets that will be used to collect signatures. The Alaska Division of Elections delivered the booklets that organizers will use to try...

 

SE communities disrupted by ferry shutdown again

With the M/V Matanuska going out of service last week, ferry service via the Alaska Marine Highway has completely shut down. According to a press release from the Alaska Department of Transportation,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 2, 2020

2019: Year in Review

January Following the shutdown of the U.S. government on Dec. 22, 2018, the U.S. Coast Guard stated it would continue offering essential services. The borough assembly approved $600,000 for a new...

 

Governor marks 1st year in office amid turmoil

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Last December, poor weather scrambled Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s inaugural plans, a bumpy start to a turbulent year marked by budget disputes and a recall threat. Dunleavy told The Associated Press recently he hopes to move...

 

Early blows for state of Alaska in prominent cases

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state has suffered recent blows in lawsuits driven by opinions issued by Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson, with one legislative critic saying Clarkson is providing ideological opinions. Sen. Bill Wielechowski, an...

 

Trump defends Alaska governor amid recall push to oust him

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday voiced his opposition to a push in Alaska aimed at recalling Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy, with a decision expected soon on whether the effort will advance. Trump tweeted that Democrats are...

 

To the Editor

Workers become part of us To the Editor: The silver fish came in unimaginable numbers to the steams, creeks and rivers of their birth; and the people followed. First, perhaps 15 thousand years ago,...

 

Group submits signatures in early phase of recall effort

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Supporters of an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy submitted signatures to a state elections office Thursday, an early step in their push. The Recall Dunleavy group...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 15, 2019

Residents sign petition to recall Dunleavy

Organizers working towards recalling Gov. Mike Dunleavy have collected over 18,000 signatures statewide, and as of Tuesday, 427 signatures have been gathered in Petersburg. The effort to recall the...

 

To the Editor

Recall petition To the Editor: I support recall of Governor Dunleavy for some of the following reasons: Right out of his campaign promises, fake news. $3,000 PFD, no new taxes, no cuts but efficiencies. I laughed because I was sure no one would...

 

Letter to the Editor

Why a free pass? To the Editor: How is this fair? The Borough Assembly just voted to put a proposed ordinance on the ballot this fall to change the way Borough Assembly Member seats are elected. This...

 

The Norheims: A local love story

There are many ideas, books, quotes, videos and even classes on what makes a good, lasting relationship, but all one has to do is ask lifelong Petersburg residents Roald and Jeannine Norheim, married...

 

Guest Commentary: Sitka Herring

To those with concern of the Sitka herring fishery, This letter is in regard to the upcoming Sitka herring fishery in 2019. There are a few intentions in taking the time to write this. I understand much of the wording involved here is best to...

 

No jail time in assault case spurs push to oust judge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man drove an Alaska Native woman to a dark street, said he would kill her and choked her until she blacked out. He then masturbated on her face. Originally charged with kidnapping, 34-year-old Justin Schneider pleaded gui...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 9, 2018

Trash baler is operating again after repairs

Since the middle of June, the borough's trash baler has been up and running after weeks of repairs shut it down. The baler first stopped operating after the conveyor broke down in April, said public...

 

Letter to The Editor

Great emergency services team To the Editor: Years ago I was a member of the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department. I remember some big fires downtown where everyone in the department was on the fireline for days. Here the community jumped out to...

 
 By Ben Muir    Sports    April 12, 2018

First Petersburg High School alumnus inducted into ASAA Hall of Fame

A Petersburg High School alumnus was selected to this year's Alaska School Activities Association Hall of Fame for his excellence in basketball. Cam Severson, who graduated in 2008, will be the first...

 

To the Editor

To your good health To the Editor: April 14th is the Petersburg Health Fair. The medical technologists performed testing on close to 600 people this year. Thank you to the laboratory personnel who more than quadrupled their workload over the past...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    March 29, 2018

PMP&L building to finish in May

The sweeping remodel of the power and light building in Petersburg is on schedule to finish at the start of May, but there were several changes to the plan for the old building with “good bones.” Karl Hagerman, the utility director, says the...

 

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