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Small-town Alaska newspaper owner wants to give business away

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Larry Persily just wants to keep the Skagway News alive.

A longtime journalist running the newspaper in the state’s panhandle, Persily is willing to give away the business for free to someone willing to keep it going and live in a town of 1,000 people.

“I reached a conclusion,” Persily, 68, said. “The owner, the editor, the reporter, the publisher, the subscription-taker has got to be the same person, who is part of the community, lives there year-round."

Persily bought the struggling Skagway News in April. It was founded in 1978.

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