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Sitka Conservation Society community organizer Ray Friedlander, concerned citizen Paul Rioux, and Blatchley Middle School student David Wilcox discuss their concerns with the FDA approval process for genetically-modified salmon. A rally is planned tomorrow (Sat Feb 9) at 1 PM in the Crescent Harbor shelter, and in other communities around the state.
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Genetically-modified fish topic of Saturday rally
Doug Osborne, Director of Health Promotion at Sitka Community Hospital, describes his plans for Marijuana Town Hall II (6:30 - 8 PM Mon Mar 30, Harrigan Centennial Hall). Osborne hopes the meeting/discussion helps clear up misinformation about the use of marijuana, and serves as a vehicle for "reasonable conversation" about the newly-legalized drug. Downloadable audio. more
Sitka was one of 170 communities that took to the streets today for the Choose Respect March, a statewide effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault. In a 2012 victimization survey conducted in Sitka, 47% of adult women reported experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both. more