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Proposed changes to Sitka sales tax code will get second (of three) readings tonight, during the regular meeting of the Assembly. Also on tonight’s agenda: Proposed fee hikes for use of Harrigan Centennial Hall. Sitka grand jury indicts local teen on five counts of sexual abuse of a minor, for allegedly assaulting a 6-year-old on a school bus. Herring issues take center stage during opening weekend of the state Board of Fisheries meeting in Ketchikan.
Tue Feb 28, 2012
Sitka JazzFest! director Mike Kernin says this year's festival will feature Grammy-winning violinist Mads Toling, among its headliners. Also trumpeter Kenny Washington, vocalist Kenny Washington, and the Dewayne Pate trio. For a complete rundown of artists and performances, visit Sitka JazzFest! Downloadable audio. more
The activities budget for Sitka High School may have reached a tipping point -- and it could force the end of some programs. The Sitka School Board heard a report from activities director LieuDell Goldsberry earlier this month. Between the recent addition of several new activities and a reduction in district spending, most programs have seen a cut of at least 40-percent over two years. more