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Tue Jul 31, 2012


Click here for iFriendly audio.Three candidates file for mayor in Sitka, with four days ’til deadline. Sitka consolidates voting precincts; all voters will go to Harrigan Centennial Hall. No injuries reported after Sitka motorist hits horse. Home school parents in remote communities strike a balance between the traditional and creative. Cruise-dependent communities push back against new EPA rules for low-sulfur diesel.

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