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Former Sitka middle school principal charged with sexual assault. One dead, two injured in Haines ski accident. Blue Lake dam construction crane up and running, tours available. Author to speak on National Disability Awareness Month. Human skull found in Wrangell carbon dated at over 1,000 years.

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