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Alaska capital city looks to expand borders


April 20, 2017

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The capital city of Alaska is looking to expand its borders.

The Juneau Empire reported Sunday that the city and borough of Juneau have hopes of owning more of Admiralty Island, located south of the capital city, and a portion of land next to the Petersburg Borough.

“In the near future, annexation of this region is mostly symbolic since there are no local residents or private properties,” Lands and Resources Manager Greg Chaney wrote in a memo to city officials. “In the long run, mineral development or tourism could generate economic activity in this region.”...

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