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Under cloudy skies, Sitka has a party

Yesterday (7-4-12) wasn’t the sunniest Fourth of July, but the rain held off — at least until after the parade — and Sitka had a party. KCAW’s Rachel Waldholz took a walk around town, and she sent this audio postcard.

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A parade-goer at Sitka's Fourth of July celebration. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)

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Assembly votes down heat pump rebate

By the end of its meeting Tuesday night, the assembly had decided not to offer rebates for homeowners who install energy-efficient heat pump systems in their homes. But their path to that decision had less to do with heat pumps than with concerns about the city’s long-term electricity use. more

After disaster, the long road to recovery

Former KCAW general manager Barnaby Dow has worked the last eleven years for King County in Seattle. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)
President Obama’s visit to the landslide in Oso, Washington, this week (Tue Apr 22) was timed to refocus the nation’s attention on this disaster, long after the headlines have moved elsewhere. Former Sitkan Barnaby Dow is the external affairs manager in the King County Office of Emergency Management in Seattle. more