Local News

Native language bill has personal meaning for Sitka family

Jessie Johnnie's speech was recorded by X̱'unei Lance Twitchell in September 2011. He asked her what students of the Tlingit language need in order to succeed.

Twenty Native languages, including Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian, became official state languages on Thursday, Oct. 23. For Sitka resident Heather Powell, the signing marked a personal victory for a member of her family.
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Is someone poisoning Sitka bears?

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Someone appears to be poisoning bears near Sitka’s Sawmill Creek Road. A young male found dead last week may be the latest victim.
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HD35 candidates debate in Sitka

Sitka Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (l) and Petersburg Republican Steven Samuelson debated a range of issues before the Sitka Chamber of Commerce (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)

The two candidates for House District 35 met in Sitka for a sometimes testy exchange before the Chamber of Commerce. Sitka Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and Petersburg Republican Steven Samuelson took questions Friday on topics from fishing to healthcare. But the debate sometimes revolved more around age and experience.
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NPR News

Royals Hang On For 3-2 Win To Take Lead In World Series

Following two high-scoring games in Kansas City, Game 3 of the World Series turned into a bit more of a pitcher's duel as the Royals prevailed in San Francisco.

No Quick Fixes For Drivers Affected By Air Bag Recall

The massive auto recall announced this week is different from most. It affects more than one-third of air bags on the road and there are no simple fixes, short of a full air bag replacement.

New York, New Jersey Will Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contact

The announcement follows the positive Ebola test that came back Thursday night for Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently had returned to New York City after a stint with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea.

Events

Stardust Tix Still On Sale

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Stardust Ball tickets are still on sale at Old Harbor Books. Tickets are $35. You must be 21 or older to attend and IDs are required. This event is a fundraiser for Raven Radio.
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Southeast News

Mark Weaver pleads not guilty to explosives charges

Mark Weaver has pleaded not guilty to charges of possessing unregistered explosives.

Dan Sullivan answers questions about Southeast Alaska

Dan Sullivan interviews with KFSK about Southeast Alaska issues.

Wrangell doctor indicted on child porn charges

A federal grand jury indicted Wrangell doctor Greg Salard Wednesday, charging him with distribution and possession of child pornography.

State News

Young Apologizes for Suicide Remarks; Is Warmly Received at AFN

Alaska Congressman Don Young angered many of his constituents this week with remarks about suicide at Wasilla High that he later acknowledged were insensitive. Today, he used his annual speech at the Alaska Federation of Natives to apologize. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: October 24, 2014

Congressman Young Apologizes For Remarks On Suicide; Begich, Sullivan Meet At AFN Senate Candidate Forum; Alcohol Advertising Near AFN Prompts Complaints; State OKs Flint Hills’ Refinery Cleanup Plan; Is Someone Poisoning Sitka Bears?; AK: Sea Star Mystery; 300 Villages: Hydaburg Download Audio

Begich, Sullivan Meet At AFN Senate Candidate Forum

Candidates for U.S. Senate Dan Sullivan and Sen. Mark Begich met on-stage at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage Friday. Download Audio