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Fri Jan 11, 2012


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Departing ferry chief now says he was asked to leave his job. Sitka’s Sen. Bert Stedman will have less influence in new legislature, but will be cautious of knee-jerk politics. Last week’s earthquake triggers slides into two lakes on south Baranof Island, affecting hatchery operations. Sitka schools face $600,000 insurance hike. SE dungeness crabbers report comparable value to last year. Christian radio goes silent in Southeast.

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