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Sequestration forces SEARHC to make $3.5 million in cuts. ADF&G boosts sac roe herring harvest level by 500 tons. US Fish & Wildlife Service’s new rules about “substantially altered” sea otter pelts questioned by craftspeople. Army Nat’l Guard Honor Guard holds memorial service in Wrangell.

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