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House majority leader Alan Austerman says he’s open to making changes to a bill that would re-establish Alaska’s Coastal Management Program. NOAA reports “mountainous” seas during February blow. Backers push biomass energy during House committee hearing. Sen. Kookesh — if made king for a day — would split the permanent fund, and shift college scholarship money toward preschool education. Gov. Parnell signs bill waiving electronic filing requirements for office-seekers who have no computers or internet at home.
Thu Feb 23, 2012
The Sitka Sentinel celebrated its 75th anniversary last year without much fanfare. As many newspapers in big cities have folded or turned into online only operations, the Sentinel has continued publishing five issues a week. The paper is owned and edited by Thad and Sandy Poulson, journalist who arrived in 1969 and are determined to keep the press running. more
An injured Sitka woman was safely transported to medical care on Monday, after responders located her using a cell phone signal. more