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Wed Aug 29, 2012


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A quiet primary election in Sitka. Voters satisfied with new Sitka super-precinct; low turnout attributed to a lack of contested races, a lack of controversy, and (possibly) a lack of cookies. Assembly asks for RFP for affordable housing at old city shops; also considers alternatives for developing the benchlands. Blogger, Navy SEAL says new book on the bin Laden raid likely not a threat to national security.

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