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  1. Sitka disaster declaration expected to help city with costs of landslidesRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

    Gov. Bill Walker Friday issued a disaster declaration for Sitka, which was hit with a series of landslides last week following unusually intense rainfall. Also damaged in the Aug. 18 landslides were a building at the city's industrial park and other structures on the access roads to the city's hydroelectric dams.

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  2. Landslide that killed 3 may also be a blow to Sitka housing hopesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Anchorage Daily News

    Standing on a gravel pile overlooking the landslide that claimed three lives last week, Mayor Mim McConnell said the thousand-foot landslide down Harbor Mountain may have also done serious damage to Sitka's hopes for more housing. "It's going to have to take some serious reexamination of the terrain," she said last week, looking over massive debris piles left behind as the slide swept away one home, damaged another and threatened others in the new Kramer Avenue neighborhood.

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  3. Southeast Alaska search crews find final victim of Sitka landslideRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Anchorage Daily News

    Sitka search crews on Tuesday afternoon recovered the body of city building official William Stortz, 62, who died in a massive landslide a week ago. Sitka Mayor Mim McConnell issued a statement praising the search crews -- which included Sitka firefighters, construction workers, and volunteers from the community and neighboring towns -- and remembering the victims.

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  4. Man dies after jumping from bridge in SitkaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Alaska State Troopers said Tyler Jones, 29, of Bellingham, Washington, jumped from the John O'Connell Bridge at 11 p.m. Friday after telling a friend he planned to swim to shore. Jones' body was recovered early the next morning from the waters near the bridge, next to Sitka's cruise ship dock.

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  5. Let's pull together on Medicaid for sake of all AlaskansRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 22 | Anchorage Daily News

    On Tuesday, we learned that heavy rainfall had triggered six landslides in Sitka, and three men - beloved residents - were missing. The next morning, I headed to Sitka.

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  6. Family, friends remember 'electric personalities' lost in Sitka landslideRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | Anchorage Daily News

    The search continues on Thursday, August 20, 2015, for the third victim of the landslide that buried a house on Kramer Dive in Sitka. Two of the victims have been recovered from the debris field left by the 1000-foot long-slide.

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  7. Second body recovered from area of Sitka landslideRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Anchorage Daily News

    Three people are missing after a landslide buried a home under construction on Kramer Drive in Sitka, AK on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. Crews are briefed and wait for the ok to start work on searching for the missing and clearing the debris field on Wednesday, August 19, 2015.

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  8. Body recovered, 2 men still missing after Sitka landslideRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Anchorage Daily News

    Three people are missing after a landslide buried a home under construction on Kramer Drive in Sitka, AK on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. Crews are briefed and wait for the ok to start work on searching for the missing and clearing the debris field on Wednesday, August 19, 2015.

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  9. One body recovered; 2 missing after Sitka landslideRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Anchorage Daily News

    Three people are missing after a landslide buried a home under construction on Kramer Drive in Sitka, AK on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. Crews are briefed and wait for the ok to start work on searching for the missing and clearing the debris field on Wednesday, August 19, 2015.

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  10. 3 men presumed dead after landslides in SitkaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Anchorage Daily News

    City Administrator Mark Gorman, right, talks with Sitka Fire Department's Rob Janik as emergency workers head up Kramer Drive to the site of a landslide Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Sitka, Alaska. Homes in the town have been flooded, and there were reports of residents not being able to reach their homes or leave their neighborhood, said a spokesman for the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

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  11. 3 men presumed dead after landslides in Sitka, town official saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Anchorage Daily News

    City Administrator Mark Gorman, right, talks with Sitka Fire Department's Rob Janik as emergency workers head up Kramer Drive to the site of a landslide Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Sitka, Alaska. Homes in the town have been flooded, and there were reports of residents not being able to reach their homes or leave their neighborhood, said a spokesman for the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

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  12. 3 men presumed dead after heavy rain causes landslides in Sitka, officials sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Anchorage Daily News

    City Administrator Mark Gorman, right, talks with Sitka Fire Department's Rob Janik as emergency workers head up Kramer Drive to the site of a landslide Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Sitka, Alaska. Homes in the town have been flooded, and there were reports of residents not being able to reach their homes or leave their neighborhood, said a spokesman for the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

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  13. 3 missing after heavy rain causes landslides, sinkhole in SitkaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Anchorage Daily News

    Construction workers and emergency crew members look at the damage caused by a landslide on Kramer Drive, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 in Sitka, Alaska. Some people were missing Tuesday after heavy rain caused several landslides, emergency responders said.

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  14. 4 missing after heavy rain causes landslides, sinkhole in SitkaRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Anchorage Daily News

    Emergency responders in Sitka are searching for four people missing Tuesday morning after heavy rain caused landslides and at least one sinkhole to form in the Southeast Alaska community, Sitka Police Department Chief Sheldon Schmitt said. Emergency responders have been primarily focused on a landslide near Kramer Avenue, just a couple of miles outside of Sitka, Schmitt said.

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  15. 2,500 gallons of diesel spilled into Sitka storm drain systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | Anchorage Daily News

    A 30,000-gallon diesel spill near Sitka's port on Saturday morning sent 2,500 gallons through Sitka's storm drain system to Sitka Sound when a valve on a secondary containment area failed, state and Coast Guard officials said. The Coast Guard responded to Sitka's Jarvis Street Diesel Plant on reports of a spill of diesel into a large concrete basin designed to hold spilled fuel.

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  16. Small Southeast Alaska cruise ships emphasize nature, kidsRead the original story

    Friday Aug 14 | Anchorage Daily News

    Seven-year-old Jack McGee is hiding in the crook of a rotten spruce log covered with moss, trying not to giggle. Around him are the sounds of footsteps and muffled cries of "Hurry up, find a place!" as 15 other kids hustle under bushes or behind stumps.

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  17. In Alaska, cultural tourism comes with unique challengesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 9 | Anchorage Daily News

    One of the options for visitors at Icy Strait Point is a theater where Native dances and story legends are performed. The Icy Strait Point buildings were originally constructed as a salmon canning facility.

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  18. US Senate to vote Monday on defunding Planned ParenthoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 3 | Anchorage Daily News

    On Monday, Alaska's senators will get the chance to stake out a position on whether the federal government should be funding Planned Parenthood. The measure -- which would defund the hotly debated health-care organization -- isn't expected to make it out of the upper chamber next week.

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  19. Where young Alaskans' artistic dreams come trueRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 2 | Anchorage Daily News

    Coggins was flying from Bethel to Baranof Island to attend the intensive two-week Sitka Fine Arts Camp . This was his first year, and he wasn't sure what to expect.

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  20. Attorney general says tribal protective orders must be enforcedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Walker administration is making a sharp turn toward more recognition of tribal rights in civil cases where someone is seeking protection from domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault. Attorney General Craig Richards in an opinion issued Thursday said that law enforcement officers must enforce tribal protective orders just as if they came from an Alaska court.

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