Choosing Respect: Sitkans march against violence
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Haa Toowu Litseen performs in Totem Square prior to Wednesday’s Choose Respect march against domestic violence and sexual assault. (KCAW photo by Ed Ronco)
Hundreds of Sitkans, many of them students from Mt. Edgecumbe and Sitka high schools, marched through the city’s downtown today. It was part of the Choose Respect campaign, a statewide effort to address domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska. Sitka’s event was organized by Sitkans Against Family Violence, and coincided with similar events around the state.
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Wildlife troopers shot and killed a brown bear sow and her two cubs in a Sitka neighborhood late this week (10/20/16). While it’s not the first report of an aggressive bear near downtown, the three were the first animals destroyed this year for public safety.
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