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Jeff Budd, with the Greater Sitka Arts Council, introduces Mr. Whitekeys to Sitka. Mr. Whitekeys will perform 7 PM March 23 at the Sitka Performing Arts Center (advance tickets at Old Harbor Books).
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Mr. Whitekeys to perform in Sitka, for real!
On Friday, Governor Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration for Sitka, in response to seven landslides on August 18th. In a letter to the legislature, Walker said he would cap relief at $1 million for the moment, but that the incident is ongoing and total recovery costs are unknown. According to Gorman, the cost of emergency response alone is estimated to be over half a million dollars. Individual assistance and family grants are also available, at a cap of $16,450 per household. more
Today (08-31-15), the U.S. State Department will host a GLACIER Conference in Anchorage. Diplomats from 20 countries will discuss challenges facing Arctic communities. Click here for the agenda. To view a live web stream of the President's closing remarks around 5pm, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/ more