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Fri July 5, 2013

Southeast voices weigh in on redistricting plans (again). Sealaska exits the plastics business. Court martial scheduled for Sitka Coast Guardsman. Army comes to Sitka to blow up found dynamite. Coast Guard sends five fishing vessels back to port after safety violations. Thousands turn out in Seward for race up 3,200-ft peak. Fairbanks littering penalties might drop. Interior wildfire update.

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