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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.
Wed Nov 7, 2012
There’s a new bird in town, and she’s a little shy. After a long career in education, she doesn’t have a lot of patience for the classroom. But for the right student, she still has plenty to teach. These days, she’s settling into a comfortable retirement, just off Sawmill Creek Road-- at the Alaska Raptor Center. more
Linda Behnken, the Executive Director of the Alaska Longline Fisherman's Association was joined by Tori O'Connell, the Research Director of the Sitka Sound Science Center, to provide an update on SEASWAP (The Southeast Alaska Sperm Whale Avoidance Project). As O'Connell explains, the project just secured $311,000 in funding to continue research on a sperm whale avoidance network this fall. The avoidance network will tag whales in the Chatham Strait black cod fishery and give fisherman devices to communicate where the whales are located. Downloadable audio. more