Local News

Katlian kick-off meeting talks sidewalks and first steps

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With planning underway to revitalize Katlian Street, the steering committee organized a town hall meeting to present the four major facets of the project.
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Sitka man faces major theft charge

A Sitka man has been indicted on charges of stealing more than $25,000 in cash from a business, True Value Hardware store.
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Sitka to replace transient float

Sitka plans to replace the transient float at Thomsen Harbor, which was originally built in 1973. (Image courtesy of the City and Borough of Sitka)

The Sitka Assembly on Tuesday night authorized a $180,000 design contract. The full project, which will replace the 40-year-old transient float in Thomsen Harbor, is expected to cost about $6-million and be completed by March 2016.
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B.C. mines concern some, not all, candidates

British Columbia mines are slated to be built close to transboundary rivers. That worries some candidates for the Legislature.

British Columbia mines are slated to be built close to transboundary rivers. That worries some candidates for the Legislature.
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NPR News

Maine Judge Issues Order Restricting Nurse's Movements

Kaci Hickox, who shows no symptoms of Ebola and has repeatedly refused to submit to a voluntary 21-day quarantine, must stay away from public places and maintain a 3-foot buffer.

No Joke: French Town Cracks Down On Clown Costumes After Attacks

The French town of Vendarques has banned people from dressing up as clowns for a month starting today. The move follows violent incidents across the country involving teens dressed as clowns.

Israel Reopens Disputed Religious Site In Jerusalem To Worshippers

The Temple Mount, sacred to both Muslims and Jews, was closed Thursday following the attempted assassination of a right-wing Jewish activist. More than 1,000 security personnel have been deployed.

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Southeast News

Wrangell assembly to intervene in timber sale lawsuit

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The Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to intervene in a lawsuit supporting the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island. Assembly members said they want to support this timber sale because of its potential to affect future sales.

Kreiss Tomkins holds a two-to-one fund raising edge

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The democratic incumbent in the House District 35 race has a two-to-one fund raising edge heading into the election.

Mark Begich talks about Southeast Alaska issues

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Mark Begich is running for re-election for the U.S. Senate and was in Petersburg this month addressing Southeast Alaska issues.

State News

In Years Prior To Investigation, Chaplains And Parnell Aide Submitted Guard Complaints To Governor’s Top Staff

Parnell's former military affairs advisor says that when she reached out to the about complaints about the Guard, she was directed to involve the leadership the complaints concerned. She was also told that the Administration had already addressed these types of allegations. Download Audio

Judge rules state must comply with National Guard records request

An Alaska Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that the governor’s office must start providing documents about the National Guard scandal to Alaska Public Media and Alaska Dispatch News. The State has until noon Friday to hand over any related public records they have already identified and a privilege log that explains why they cannot provide other documents. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: October 30, 2014

Judge Rules State Must Comply With National Guard Records Request; Organizations Making Final Push To Encourage Alaska Native Voters; YKHC Moves Into New Prematernal Home; Timeline Begins To Emerge From National Guard Documents; Refuge Proposes Shooting Caribou that Swim Off Adak; Report: Second-Growth Logging Can Start Now; Download Audio