Voter turnout in Sitka was running low in Sitka during Tuesday’s (8-28-12) statewide primary election. As of 3PM, only 334 voters had cast ballots in each of Sitka’s two newly-consolidated precincts at Harrigan Centennial Hall. This was about 20 votes behind turnout in just one of Sitka’s old precincts during the last mid-term primary in 2006. By 7 PM, turnout had ticked up to about 600 voters per precinct.
A pair of Southeast legislators is asking the governor to include Southeast fishermen in Alaska’s request for federal disaster relief under the Magnuson-Stevens Act. more
When the Sitka Assembly meets tonight (10-25-16), they’ll focus mostly on funding decisions: what to save, what to spend, and how. That includes a transfer to the Public Infrastructure Sinking Fund, which pays for city roads and sidewalks, and expenses related to the August 2015 landslide. more