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Wed Mar 5, 2014

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A fire destroyed over a million king and coho eggs at Crystal Lake Hatchery south of Petersburg. Oceanographers will visit Sitka to give a presentation on radiation from the Fukushima disaster. Congressman Darrell Issa launches another attack on Alaska’s Bypass Mail system. The House Finance Committee approved a bill allowing village public safety officers to carry a firearm while on duty.

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