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Herring seiners land an estimated 4K tons in season opener. Lady Braves advance in state tourney; Sitka Wolves drop into loser’s bracket. Petersburg, Wrangell interview prospective school superintendents. SE Tribal leaders to meet to discuss transboundary mining development.

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