Coast Guard’s leader in Alaska says sequestration won’t hit as hard here. Civilians receive awards for aid in rescue, continued support of Coast Guard. Public gets first peek at Blue Lake construction site. Yakutat girls, boys lose at state tourney. AK House passes resolution to “protect 2nd Amendment.” Man shoots Wal-Mart manager in Anchorage over service dog argument.
Tue, March 19, 2013
A Sitka seventh-grader has won the state spelling bee. Abigail Fitzgibbon was the Sitka champion last year as a sixth-grader, but was unseated earlier this year in a dazzling spell-off with eighth-grader Kyle Vidad. Fitzgibbon represented Sitka last weekend in Anchorage as a runner up, but nevertheless managed to run away with the state trophy. more
The budget picture for the Sitka School District next year is starting to look a little less dire. What started out as a projected $1.5-million deficit just a few weeks ago, has been teased down to $44,000 -- but only by drawing on over half of the district’s savings account. more