Local News

Kreiss-Tomkins on Native languages, subsistence

Kreiss-Tomkins, in his office, on Feb. 14, 2013. (KCAW photo by Ed Ronco)

Last week, KCAW News traveled to Juneau to report a variety of stories. In one of the stories, we shadowed Sitka officials as they lobbied lawmakers for funding on behalf of the city.

The other story will be a profile of state Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, to air later this week. The Sitka Democrat was elected by a narrow margin over Republican incumbent Bill Thomas in November.

Our profile, and our larger interview, will air and be posted on this site soon. But we also got him to read some of the questions we solicited from listeners via Facebook on Thursday.

Here they are, with his response to follow:

iFriendly audio

iFriendly audio

Comments

Please read our comment guidelines.

Recent News

Stedman: Balance the budget before tapping Permanent Fund

State Sen. Bert Stedman speaks at a press conference in 2014. He told Sitka's Chamber of Commerce, "We don't want to go to a vote of the people to make payroll." (File photo)
Sen. Bert Stedman told the Sitka Chamber that the operating budget is “messy,” and a serious effort should be made before the legislature turns to the Permanent Fund for help. more

Edgecumbe pool slated to break ground in early 2016

A conceptual floor plan for the Mt. Edgecumbe High School Aquatics Facility. Photo courtesy Department of Transportation of Public Facilities.
With the state in the throes of the most significant budget crisis in its history, Sitkans may be surprised to see ground broken next spring on a multi-million dollar project. more