Southeast voices weigh in on redistricting plans (again). Sealaska exits the plastics business. Court martial scheduled for Sitka Coast Guardsman. Army comes to Sitka to blow up found dynamite. Coast Guard sends five fishing vessels back to port after safety violations. Thousands turn out in Seward for race up 3,200-ft peak. Fairbanks littering penalties might drop. Interior wildfire update.
Fri July 5, 2013
By the end of its meeting Tuesday night, the assembly had decided not to offer rebates for homeowners who install energy-efficient heat pump systems in their homes. But their path to that decision had less to do with heat pumps than with concerns about the city’s long-term electricity use. more
President Obama’s visit to the landslide in Oso, Washington, this week (Tue Apr 22) was timed to refocus the nation’s attention on this disaster, long after the headlines have moved elsewhere. Former Sitkan Barnaby Dow is the external affairs manager in the King County Office of Emergency Management in Seattle. more