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  1. With election of Dunleavy, is climate action team out in the...Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | APRN

    ... many on the leadership team fretting about the future of their climate change plan. Lisa Busch is the Director of the Sitka Sound Science Center and one of two Sitkans on the 21-person team appointed by Governor Bill Walker. He created the team ...

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  2. Fairweather gets reprieve in draft ferry scheduleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 12 | APRN

    Once headed for mothballs with its sister ship, the fast vehicle ferry MV Fairweather appears likely to return to service in Southeast Alaska next summer, according to a proposed schedule released Friday by the Alaska Marine Highway System. The Fairweather would make three runs a week between Juneau, Haines and Skagway, plus a weekly run to Sitka from May to September.

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  3. City to consider new lease, or options for hospital managementRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 9 | KRBD-FM Ketchikan

    ... representatives Dan Merlino and Kevin Kennedy gave a presentation to the council Thursday. They said they worked with Sitka recently during its hospital-management transition process. Sitka is in the process of selling its community hospital to ...

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  4. Canadian board game convention lures Southeast Alaska's tabletop gaming enthusiastsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 9 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    ... aren't having a good time." And it's not just about loading up on new cardboard. For people from a small town like Sitka, it's nice to be able to come to a place where there is a convention hall half Sitka's size, filled with 2,000 people in the ...

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  5. AK: Sitkans quest for the next great board gameRead the original story

    Friday Nov 9 | APRN

    ... aren't having a good time." And it's not just about loading up on new cardboard. For people from a small town like Sitka, it's nice to be able to come to a place where there is literally a convention hall half Sitka's size, filled with 2,000 people ...

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  6. AK: SHUX, the Canadian board game convention with Southeast Alaska rootsRead the original story

    Friday Nov 9 | KSKA

    ... are having a good time." And it's not just about loading up on new cardboard. For people from a small town like Sitka, it's nice to be able to come to a place where there is literally a convention hall half Sitka's size, filled with 2,000 people in ...

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  7. Republicans may take control of the Alaska Capitol. But don't expect to hear a kumbayaa just yet.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 | APRN

    ... don't always have the same vision for state government. For example, Republican legislators from coastal areas like Sitka and Kodiak might have different ideas about the importance of the state ferry system than, say, their counterparts from the ...

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  8. Problem - Ender Cards' create election headache for Sitka House raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 7 | APRN

    ... of fourteen precincts have not been able to report their results due to a technical error. (KCAW image) The outcome of Sitka's House District is in question following a technical failure with a key element of the voting machines. The error was ...

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  9. Sitkans tell Roadless Rule committee that best action is a no actionaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 7 | APRN

    ... it the way it is," Larry Calvin told the Roadless Rule Advisory Committee Monday night (11-06-18). He joined many in Sitka in calling for no action to exempt Alaska from the federal Roadless Rule. The rule restricts development in the Tongass, the ...

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  10. Republicans may take control of the Alaska Capitol. But don't...Read the original story

    Wednesday Nov 7 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    ... don't always have the same vision for state government. For example, Republican legislators from coastal areas like Sitka and Kodiak might have different ideas about the importance of the state ferry system than, say, their counterparts from the ...

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  11. Recovery of climbers' remains suspendedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 6 | Squamish Chief

    ... the Alaska State Troopers, U.S. Coast Guard Alaska, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau, U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, Alaska Army National Guard, Alaska Search and Rescue Dogs and others. "At this time, it is presumed that the remains of the ...

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  12. Sometimes, a hunting trip is about getting to know the countryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 6 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... the retired cannery in Uyak Bay on Kodiak Island. But our reason for going had changed. The original plan was to hunt Sitka black-tailed deer. Instead, we spent most our time wandering the waterfront and grounds surrounding the old Parks Cannery. ...

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  13. Letter: Galvin understands AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 5 | Anchorage Daily News

    I met Alyse Galvin at the Alaska Day parade in Sitka. As a lifelong Alaskan and a commercial fisherman, I was so impressed with her command of the issues that are important to me.

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  14. Sitka couple united in push for voter accessibility and in lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 4 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    ... need of special machines will have to wait until election day - and that doesn't sit well with one married couple in Sitka. William Craig is legally blind and Helen Craig is legally deaf, and they want to see early voter accessibility for all. Like ...

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  15. Local swimmers tear up the pool at state swimming and diving meetRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 4 | Alaska Star

    ... with Mercer, Gracie Keen, Kiara Borchardt and Katherine Horning finishing second in the 200 medley relay behind Sitka. Mercer, Horning, Keen and Hannah Shaw later finished second in the 200 freestyle relay. The Wolves had just four individual ...

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  16. Sitka electric utility installs GCI cell towersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 | APRN

    ... as early as January 2019. (GCI image) In what the parties are calling a unique public-private partnership, the Sitka Electric Department has just installed five new cell phone towers - on behalf of wireless service provider GCI. The deal could help ...

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  17. Troller rolls, sinks in high winds outside of Sitka HarborRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 29 | APRN

    The 40-foot troller Safari rolls and sinks just off Sandy Beach in Sitka. Troopers in the patrol vessel Courage rescued 62-year old Calvin "Mark" Bigelow before the Safari went down.

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  18. Still more letters published Oct. 26Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 26 | Tri-cityherald.com

    ... publications bestowed on it. He did know, as he was the project engineer for the cable-stayed John O'Connell bridge in Sitka, Alaska, built in 1972. Doing some digging, I found a book published in 1976, "Construction & Design of Cable-Stayed ...

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  19. Grant dollars restart housing program for Sitka's homeless teensRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Sitka's homeless youth may soon have more permanent shelter, if some residents are willing to open their doors to them. Youth Advocates of Sitka has won a three-year grant to implement a home-based program for kids age 16 to 21. Unlike other clients of YAS, who are receiving what's known as "therapeutic foster care," participants in the transitional living program are mostly receiving a stable home, support, and relief from the circumstances that have left them homeless.

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  20. Sitka police officer files sexual harassment lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Mary Ferguson pictured next to her sister, Camille Ferguson, during the UAF Community and Technical College Law Enforcement Academy Graduation Ceremony in 2015. Ferguson has working with the Sitka Police Department as a sworn-in officer since 2015.

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