Month: August 2012

State issues mango recall

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and Splendid Foods have issued a recall of Daniella Mangoes due to confirmed cases of salmonella reported in California. Although the mangoes were sold in Alaska, no salmonella cases have been reported here. Chelan Produce is advising anyone who purchased mangoes at their truck last Saturday (8-25-12) to dispose of them.

View the recall notice from the State of Alaska here.

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Thu Aug 30, 2012

Sitka police charge suspect in Brewery burglary. Ballot prop attorney says Sitka in litigation “smorgasbord” as it continues to fight citizen initiative. Kreiss-Tomkins/Thomas primary election results suggest a tight race when candidates go head-to-head this fall. Coastal Zone Management opponents, proponents say they’ll try and revive the program in the legislature next session.

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Wed Aug 29, 2012

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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Ballot prop attorney says Sitka in litigation “smorgasbord”

The plaintiffs in a four-year-old citizen lawsuit against the City of Sitka are asking the superior court to allow their local ballot proposition to move forward. Joe Geldhof, the attorney for Sitkans for Responsible Government, this week (8-27-12) filed a response to arguments made earlier in the summer by the city that claimed the ballot proposition remains confusing and illegal – despite a Supreme Court ruling suggesting otherwise.

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1 hospitalized after truck collides with school bus

One person was sent to the hospital after a pickup truck collided with a school bus on Halibut Point Road near Sandy Beach on Wednesday afternoon. There were no reported injuries to students aboard the bus, who were reportedly middle and high school age.

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