Month: September 2011

A tale of two cities (and how they pay for roads)

City officials in Sitka have their fingers crossed that voters will amend the municipal charter on Tuesday, and allow them to nudge the property tax upwards to pay for road repairs and hospital infrastructure. What the electorate will do on election day is anyone’s guess. But Sitka is not alone: Other communities in Southeast also have to solve the problem of increasing maintenance costs, and declining government revenues. KCAW’s Robert Woolsey checked in with the city managers in Juneau and Petersburg to learn how these towns are coping with the same issues.

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Paxton: Balance needed for city to best serve citizens

In advance of next week’s municipal election, Raven Radio has been profiling candidates for office. Gary Paxton is one of those candidates. He’s running for the Sitka Assembly as a write-in candidate, and until two days ago (Wednesday) had been traveling in the Middle East.

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Fri Sep 30, 2011

http://www.kcaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/interview_093011.mp3 Kathy Ingallinera, Alaska Day Writing Contest. Entries must be postmarked by midnight tonight. Details are available online...

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Fri Sep 30, 2011

http://www.kcaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/news_093011.mp3 NMFS asks North Pacific Council to revisit halibut catch-sharing plan; Sitka Assembly to raise awareness of energy shortage; Reynolds Creek hydro project short of funds; Ted Wright to serve as interim GM of Sitka...

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