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Sitka Lady Wolves, Mt. Edgecumbe Braves advance in first round of Region V tourney. House Transportation Committee considers $3-million cut to ferry system. Lawmakers question plans for new Alaska-Class ferries. Proposed sea otter bounty generates controversy at Petersburg meeting.

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Herring work group connects science and tradition

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Co-chairs Tessa Francis and Phil Levin of the Ocean Modeling Forum, as well as Harvey Kitka, who serves on Sitka Tribe of Alaska's Herring Committee -- are all members of the Pacific Herring Working Group. The group is holding three days of meetings in Sitka this week. Downloadable audio. The Sitka Sound Science Center and the National Park Service will host a public talk by Russ Jones and Melissa Poe (two of the working group members) at the NPS Visitor Center on August 25th at 7 PM. more

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