Wed Nov 7, 2012

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Forty-four votes separate Bill Thomas and Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins in House 34 race. Stedman handily wins Senate Q over fellow-incumbent Albert Kookesh. Turnout highest yet in Sitka’s new super-precinct. Sitka voters follow national trends for US President, state races. Waste water rates to go up. Pet owners, assembly explore “dog friendly” option at Kimsham ball fields.


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City to buy emergency transformer for Medvejie Hatchery

Pink salmon gather at the mouth of Starrigavan Creek in Sitka. in some markets, the roe of this species can be more valuable than the flesh. (KCAW photo/Rich McClear)
The Sitka Assembly permitted the city to sell an unusable transformer at the Medvejie Hatchery. The transformer, which was intended to replace 35-year-old units, has a fatal design flaw and can't be used. At the same time, they authorized staff to purchase a new transformer for immediate installation. more

As election nears, District 35 candidates go on offense

Finkenbinder (l.), a Republican, argued that her position in the majority would give her influence. Kreiss-Tomkins, the Democratic incumbent, suggested that the math this election might put him in the majority. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)
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