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Sitka Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt and Elisabeth Schafer, a paralegal with the District Attorney’s office, discuss the meaning of the flags on Sitka’s courthouse lawn this week. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Both Schmitt and Schafer are on Sitka’s Domestic Violence Task Force.
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October is the month to address domestic violence
The two candidates for House District 35 met in Sitka for a sometimes testy exchange before the Chamber of Commerce. Sitka Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and Petersburg Republican Steven Samuelson took questions Friday on topics from fishing to healthcare. But the debate sometimes revolved more around age and experience. more