Local News

147 years later, a changing of the flags on Castle Hill

Keeley LaRose came with her family to watch the ceremony (KCAW photo/Emily Kwong)

Sitka celebrated the 147th anniversary of the Alaska transfer on Saturday (10-18-14) with a big parade and a period reenactment.
Posted in Local News, Syndicated | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Southeast Alaska safe for sea stars?

Sunflower star losing arms in Sitka aquarium. (Photo by  Taylor White/EarthFix)

Sea stars, commonly known as starfish, have been vanishing from North America’s Pacific shoreline. Whatever is killing them has spread as far north as Sitka.
Posted in Local News, Syndicated | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Man drowns in ANB Harbor

ANB Harbor (KCAW photo/Greta Mart)

Sitka police say the 41-year-old fell off the main float at ANB harbor last Thursday afternoon.
Posted in Local News, Syndicated | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

NPR News

Health Officials Announce New Monitoring For Travelers From West Africa

State and local health officials will begin monitoring all passengers entering the U.S. from countries hard hit from Ebola. The monitoring will last for 21 days.

Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn

A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the north lawn Wednesday night.

New Autopsy Report Suggests Michael Brown Was Shot At Close Range

The St. Louis Post-Disptatch has obtained an autopsy report on the shooting of Michael Brown. It leaves a lot of questions about the shooting of the 18-year-old by Officer Darren Wilson.

Events

Stardust Tix Still On Sale

Stardust2014_web

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.
Posted in Events | Leave a comment

Southeast News

Petersburg family seeks to bring clean water to Thailand

One vendor at this weekend's Oktoberfest looks to raise money to bring clean drinking water to a Thailand village.

PHS boys swim team wins meet in Sitka

The Petersburg High School swim team won a meet in Sitka even though their coach says they could have had better times.

Hunters take near-record number of moose near Wrangell, Petersburg

The Wrangell-Petersburg area’s month-long moose hunt ended last week with an almost-record harvest. The harvest from the Stikine River is also the highest going back to 1990.

State News

Wasilla Principal Says Congressman Young Offended Grieving School

The principal of Wasilla High School says Congressman Don Young offended her students at a school assembly yesterday. Young, known for brash talk throughout his four decades in office, spoke to students about suicide and gay marriage in a manner Principal Amy Spargo describes as hurtful.

Tanana Youths Speak Out Against Sexual Assault, Marijuana Legalization

The Tanana 4-H club returned to the Elders and Youth Conference Tuesday, following up on their emotional presentation at last year’s conference. The group’s message is still the same: they don’t always feel safe or cared for and they want that to change, but now they’re also taking a stand against marijuana legalization. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: October 22, 2014

Wasilla High Principal Says Congressman Young Offended Grieving School; Tanana 4H Members Follow Up On Emotional Presentation; Begich, Walker/Mallot Are the Early Frontrunners for AFN Endorsement; Debris Lobe Threatens Dalton Highway; High Energy Prices Driving Builders, Homebuyers to More Efficient Housing; Senate F Race Pits Valley Educator Against Seasoned Legislator; Alaska Writer Presents Simple Philosophy On Wildlife Download Audio