SITKA, ALASKA Anchorage mayor Mark Begich stopped in Sitka earlier this month, on a pre-campaign circuit that took him around the state. He spoke before the Sitka Chamber of Commerce about his potential run for U.S. Senate, including his unorthodox “Senate Exploratory Committee”. He has since declared his candidacy.
Mark Begich speaks to Sitkans before declaring his candidacy
Doug Osborne, Director of Health Promotion at Sitka Community Hospital, describes his plans for Marijuana Town Hall II (6:30 - 8 PM Mon Mar 30, Harrigan Centennial Hall). Osborne hopes the meeting/discussion helps clear up misinformation about the use of marijuana, and serves as a vehicle for "reasonable conversation" about the newly-legalized drug. Downloadable audio. more
Sitka was one of 170 communities that took to the streets today for the Choose Respect March, a statewide effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault. In a 2012 victimization survey conducted in Sitka, 47% of adult women reported experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both. more