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Proposed changes to Sitka sales tax code will get second (of three) readings tonight, during the regular meeting of the Assembly. Also on tonight’s agenda: Proposed fee hikes for use of Harrigan Centennial Hall. Sitka grand jury indicts local teen on five counts of sexual abuse of a minor, for allegedly assaulting a 6-year-old on a school bus. Herring issues take center stage during opening weekend of the state Board of Fisheries meeting in Ketchikan.
Tue Feb 28, 2012
A number of regional fishing associations are joining forces to strengthen the Magnuson-Stevens Act. The Sitka-based Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association announced last week (9-9-14) that the new organization wants to ensure that Congress makes protecting fish stocks a priority as it prepares to reauthorize the nation’s most important law governing the harvest of seafood in federal waters. more
The lawsuit was brought by six young Alaskans, demanding the state take action on climate change. In dismissing the case, the Court said that climate policy isn’t an issue for the judiciary can decide. But for the young plaintiffs and the nonprofit supporting them, the ruling included some silver linings. more