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 By Larry Persily    Opinion    March 7, 2024

Guest Editorial: Alaska needs to control its PFD politics

It was a perplexing week in the Legislature. While the Senate Finance Committee was reviewing honest numbers about real budget needs hitting up...

 

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Petersburg has been blessed with great Teachers To the Editor: Last Saturday, the town celebrated a prince of a man, an amazing and caring educator....

 

The right to protest is enshrined in the constitution by Orin Pierson, Petersburg Pilot publisher

A crowd of hundreds marched through downtown Anchorage last month calling on the governor and the legislature to increase funding for public...

 

Wake Up Southeast the Economy is Starting to Leak, So It's Time for Some Action

The recent dictate that our Governor sent to our legislature as well as the residents of Southeastern Alaska was clearly the wrong message. The...

 

Make all schools better, not just some

The governor’s growing obsession with charter schools is frightening for the future of public education in Alaska. He talks as if charter schools a...

 

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Blind Slough King Salmon To the Editor: ADFG will not be opening Blind Slough freshwater king salmon sport fishery in summer 2024. They are expecting...

 

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Risky business not the state’s business The advice for Las Vegas gamblers is don’t bet more than you can afford to lose. It’s generally the same...

 

Editorial: Local news. Local jobs. Local accountability

Today, Feb. 8, 2024, the Petersburg Pilot turns 50 years old, and the occasion calls for some reflection on what it takes for a newspaper like ours to...

 

Guest Editorial: National group works with Forest Service for new cabins

Alaskans often like to complain — a lot, and loudly — about national groups sticking their noses and opinions into the workings of the 49th sta...

 

Guest Editorial: Public deserves a more believable story

It seems the governor’s office must like country music. Can’t argue with that choice. The lyrics speak of American dreams and heartbreaks. What mak...

 

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To Whom It May Concern: On Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at a meeting of the Petersburg Indian Association (PIA) Tribal Council, a new council...

 

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Thank you Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department! To the Editor: January 10th at 2:30 am, we were woken to a sound like a jet engine, only to see one...

 

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Ranked-choice rankles the losers Larry Persily, Wrangell Sentinel Publisher It’s becoming an increasingly common tactic for election losers to blame a...

 

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The Future of Farming at Point Agassiz To the Editor: My wife and I own 17 acres at Point Agassiz and we’re starting a farm. It’s an amazing pla...

 

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Correcting the wrongs of the past To the Editor: As the Landless Native bill works through Congress and many Alaskans eagerly await its passage and...

 

Guest Editorial: PFD the center of governor's budget universe

Gov. Mike Dunleavy is starting his sixth year as the state’s top elected leader. Sadly, he’s not providing much fiscal leadership, other than bea...

 

Guest Editorial: Hungry Alaskans deserve better

The director of the state agency that manages the food stamp program for tens of thousands of Alaskans says the staff is again overwhelmed with work,...

 

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Please let all the children have a Christmas To the Editor: I’m writing this letter because The Salvation Army cut-off age is 13 years old for C...

 

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Clear-cut logging To the Editor: I thank Mike Schwartz for his thoughtful letter to the Editor regarding the Landless Native bill in last week’s P...

 

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To Whom It May Concern To the Editor: I am 82 years old now. My great-grandchildren are seventh generation of family residents growing up in...

 

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Clear Answers to our Petersburg Medical Center, Part 1 To the Editor: Like many in Petersburg, I didn’t understand specifically why we needed a new f...

 

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Thank you To the Editor: Thank you to Hammer & Wikan for re-establishing the footpath from the grocery store to the post office. Right now, the path i...

 

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Local support makes VSC auction a huge success To the Editor: Viking Swim Club would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our wonderful...

 

Guest Editorial: The governor owes Alaskans an apology

Unconscionable. Indefensible. There are many words to describe the disrespect for the public and disregard for honest government by the actions of the...

 

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What is wrong with the PMC buildings? To the Editor: Part 2 continued from last week. My understanding of the 2015, 50-page architectural report. I...

 

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