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The state appeals court on Friday reinstated charges of excessive fishing against former state senator and two others. Researchers met in Juneau to discuss what Southeast Alaska might look like in 70 years given weather trends. KCAW’s Rich McClear share an audio postcard from Sitka’s annual Polar Dip.

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