SITKA, ALASKA The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is tightening up its child protection policies. The Tribal Council passed an ordinance last week (1/16/08) requiring all employees, as well as volunteers and contractors who have direct interaction with children or the public, to undergo criminal background checks.
STA requires employment background checks
Congressional candidate Forrest Dunbar says he will push to protect a key federal fishery law if he’s elected. He also voiced concerns about transboundary British Columbia mines during a Sitka campaign visit. more