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Wed Aug 29, 2012


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A quiet primary election in Sitka. Voters satisfied with new Sitka super-precinct; low turnout attributed to a lack of contested races, a lack of controversy, and (possibly) a lack of cookies. Assembly asks for RFP for affordable housing at old city shops; also considers alternatives for developing the benchlands. Blogger, Navy SEAL says new book on the bin Laden raid likely not a threat to national security.

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Governor declares disaster in Sitka, freeing up relief funds

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On Friday, Governor Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration for Sitka, in response to seven landslides on August 18th. In a letter to the legislature, Walker said he would cap relief at $1 million for the moment, but that the incident is ongoing and total recovery costs are unknown. According to Gorman, the cost of emergency response alone is estimated to be over half a million dollars. Individual assistance and family grants are also available, at a cap of $16,450 per household. more

Source of large oil spill in ANB Harbor identified

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The Coast Guard has determined the source of a large diesel spill that spread from Sitka Sound into ANB harbor yesterday morning (08-31-15). The source was a commercial vessel south of ANB Harbor, Since the spill wasn’t reported for several hours, the size could have been anywhere from 50 gallons to 300 gallons. That made clean-up difficult. more