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  1. Former Sitka reporter publishes YA novel about growing up in AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Former Alaskan Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock's new book The Smell of Other People's Houses was released Feb. 23. The Smell of Other People's Houses is a novel for young adults about growing up in Alaska, and the powerful stories we build around home and family. Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock's novel The Smell of Other People's Houses is available in bookstores and online Tuesday, February 23. "I was really homesick.

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  2. 'Kill the Indian, Save the Man' challenges artistic boundaries in AlaskaRead the original story

    Feb 14, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Nicholas Galanin, right, with his collaborator Nep Sidhu standing beside a piece in the "Kill The Indian, Save The Man" exhibit. A few hours before his first solo show at the Anchorage Museum was set to start, Nicholas Galanin walked past workmen and collaborators putting the final touches on an array of installations, ranging from a performance piece to a taxidermic polar bear.

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  3. Bumps likely in the long road to a new Tongass plan?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The Forest Service's direction to produce a plan that is "ecologically, environmentally, and economically sustainable" is a significant challenge, as managers reckon with a forest that is huge, but also fragile. The Forest Service is planning to shift its focus from old-growth to young-growth timber harvests in the Tongass National Forest.

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  4. Sitka to act on recommendations in landslide studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Sitka officials say they plan to make land development improvements following the release of a study on the August landslides. The report examined the causes of the Aug. 18 landslide above Kramer Avenue that left three people dead and caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.

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  5. Is ANSEP good for Mt. Edgecumbe? Students aren't so sureRead the original story

    Feb 8, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Erica Willis and Xochitl Martinez have spoken critically about ANSEP's proposal to turn Mt. Edgecumbe into an accelerated high school.

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  6. ANSEP proposes to run Mt. Edgecumbe as 3-year STEM schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Lawmakers this week heard a proposal from the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program to turn Mt. Edgecumbe High School into a three-year accelerated program.

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  7. Bill proposes license plate contest for artistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    An Alaska lawmaker is working to capture the excitement of "American Idol" and spotlight Alaskan artists with a bill establishing a contest for specialty license plate design. Democratic Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, of Sitka, saw his bill advance from the House State Affairs committee on Tuesday after he clarified the concept of the reality television show to several of its members.

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  8. Egan worries about political paralysis, procrastinationRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2015 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Juneau Sen. Dennis Egan talks about his expectations for this year's legislative session in his office at the Alaska State Capitol. Juneau Sen. Dennis Egan said he expects that the $3.5 billion budget deficit will dominate the agenda during this legislative session.

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  9. Massive murre die-off continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    More than a dozen dead common murres washed up on the beach in front of Haines on Tuesday, part of an unsettling trend happening across the state . According to biologists, the seabirds are starving to death.

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  10. Alaska Marine Highway System releases trimmed down summer scheduleRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The Alaska Marine Highway System released its summer 2016 ferry schedule Tuesday, and as expected, it includes trimmed-down service. Spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said the main changes that customers will notice is the reduced fleet size, which he says is in response to state budget cuts.

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  11. Alaska Bulk Water misses $1 million payment to SitkaRead the original story

    Dec 19, 2015 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The Sitka Sentinel reports Gary Paxton Industrial Park Director Garry White says the payment was due Dec. 8, but hasn't been received. He told park board members Thursday that the company has 45 days to make the payment and prevent its water rights at Blue Lake from returning to the open market.

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  12. Will the ferry system face deeper service cuts?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2015 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Passengers enjoy the scenery during a Sept. 3, 2015, fast ferry Chenega sailing between Sitka and Juneau.

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  13. Ballot initiative seeks to streamline PFD, voter registration processRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2015 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The push to get Alaska residents registered to vote at the same time they sign up for their Permanent Fund dividends started in Anchorage this fall, but Sitka has become an important part of the equation. "Are you registered to vote? Have you signed the PFD voter initiative?" she asks passersby.

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  14. Electric official outlines $15 million upgrades for SitkaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2015 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Officials with Sitka's electric department have plans for $15.7 million in projects over the next decade to address weaknesses in the city's electric system. The Sitka Sentinel reports electric utility director Bryan Bertacchi told the Assembly Tuesday that top priorities in the 10-year plan target the distribution system as well as transmission and generation issues.

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  15. Gaming out solutions to balance the state's budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    After the game show, Kreiss-Tomkins and Pitney joined Sitka Mayor Mim McConnell, School Board Director Tim Fulton, and Sitka Community Hospital CEO Rob Allen to take audience questions about how the state budget will affect Sitka. Gov. Bill Walker will unveil his upcoming budget Wednesday, and the backdrop isn't pretty.

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  16. After vandals strike Sitka cemetery, caretaker receives unexpected helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2015 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    For the third time in the last seven weeks, vandals have pushed over dozens of headstones in Sitka's Russian Orthodox Cemetery. Sitka Police are investigating.

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  17. Halibut commission weighs 2016 harvest recommendationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Commercial and sport fishing fleets in some parts of Alaska will be allowed to harvest more fish, under recommendations presented to the International Pacific Halibut Commission. The interim meeting of the International Pacific Halibut Commission is our first look at the huge volume of data the IPHC collects that informs a big decision coming next January: How much halibut will be available for harvest from the coast of Oregon to the Bering Sea.

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  18. Sitka teen tased repeatedly by police readies for lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2015 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The Alaska Native teenager at the center of a tasing incident in Sitka last year has hired legal counsel. Though he's not yet filed a lawsuit, the lawyer representing Franklin Hoogendorn intends to bring his case before a Sitka jury.

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  19. Dive fishermen and sea otters face complex competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2015 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    What many Americans consider to be a cute, back-floating mammal is a pest, even a thief, to some Southeast Alaskan fishermen. Humans and sea otters enjoy consuming the same bottom-dwelling seafood: Dungeness crabs, clams, sea cucumbers and urchins.

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  20. Sitka Tribe pens letter to FBI, requests consultation regarding local police department policiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2015 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    In its letter to the FBI, the Sitka Tribe of Alaska says it's believes prejudice may have influenced police conduct last year when an Alaska Native teenager was arrested. The Sitka Tribe of Alaska recently wrote a letter to the Anchorage Division of the FBI about the questionable arrest and detainment of an 18-year-old man.

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