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Tues Jan 14, 2014

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Ketchikan’s borough mayor delivered a State of the Borough Address. Organizers of a downtown revitalization effort in Sitka are taking a look at an unconventional approach to bringing new energy to the community: by keeping it the same. The Sitka assembly will hear a request from municipal administrator Mark Gorman to restructure city hall.

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