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Assembly nixes Parnell letter

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly voted against mailing a letter drafted by assembly members Glen Thompson and Agnes Moran to Governor Sean Parnell.  The comments earlier this month by Parnell regarding the Borough’s education funding lawsuit, and the proposed response from the Assembly were a hot topic Tuesday night.  Alan Bailey speaks about that and other issues voted on.  Assembly021914

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