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Fri Jan 10, 2014

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A nearly-half-million-dollar grant will speed restoration of Alaska’s oldest Haida longhouse. Curbside recycling is starting to get a toehold in Southeast Alaska, starting with Petersburg. The Sitka School Board has a cautious approach to building next year’s budget: assume that Sitka Schools will have about 20 fewer students. Large parts of Sitka lost power Thursday night after an operator technician at Blue Lake Hydro plant bumped his ladder against a control panel.

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