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Tues., Sept. 17, 2013

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Southeast population, wages on the rise. Miyasato says he won’t avoid hard choices on Assembly. Wrangell lets web users see realtime electrical data. USCG tows fishing tender to Hoonah after engine failure in gulf. Anchorage might establish sales tax.

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