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Early morning aftershock wakens SE residents. Centennial canoe gets a lift during parking lot reconstruction. SE conservation organization launches marketing campaign — for timber. Phone scammers target elderly in Sitka, Petersburg, and other SE communities. Democrats propose pegging school funding to inflation.

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SE legislators seek inclusion in pink salmon disaster request

Idle seiners in Juneau, in 2013. Although this year's harvest of 18 million pinks fell below the 34 million predicted, it wasn't the lowest in recent memory. In 2006, seiners landed only 11 million humpies. (Flickr photo/Gillfoto)
A pair of Southeast legislators is asking the governor to include Southeast fishermen in Alaska’s request for federal disaster relief under the Magnuson-Stevens Act. more

Poet considers the ‘wildness that presses in on us’

Ohio-based poet Nikki Zielinski is the artist-in-residence at the Island Institute this October-November. She originally planned to work on poetry revisions while here, but she's been surprised by the beauty of Sitka, the bears wandering our streets, and the way "wildness presses in" on civilization here. Zielinski will host a workshop/reading 6:30 PM November 2 at the Island Institute. Downloadable audio. more