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Fri Sep 28, 2012

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Advisory council urges no limit on Stikine sockeye. Ferry system has strong 2011. Adzers continue work on Chief Shakes house. Grant aims to prevent AK teen suicides. Sealaska Heritage Institute gets $4.5M in federal grants. Sullivan vetoes repeal of Anchorage sidewalk sitting law.

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