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Tue Oct 9, 2012


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Alaska Airlines shut down Monday by fiber optic failure. Assembly eye opener: New mayor, members to be sworn in; city to issue $80-million in bonds for hydro expansion; sales tax holidays to be considered; Pacific High renovation contract. Sen. Mark Begich tours Air Station Sitka pellet boiler. Martin, Westman named to top ANB/ANS posts.

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