A rainy day did nothing to dampen spirits on Friday, as crowds lined Lincoln Street for the Alaska Day parade, and later climbed Castle Hill to reenact the 1867 transfer ceremony that made Alaska a United State territory. Raven Radio was there, and caught some of the action for this photo slideshow.
Wet Alaska Day does nothing to dampen spirits
Doug Osborne, Director of Health Promotion at Sitka Community Hospital, describes his plans for Marijuana Town Hall II (6:30 - 8 PM Mon Mar 30, Harrigan Centennial Hall). Osborne hopes the meeting/discussion helps clear up misinformation about the use of marijuana, and serves as a vehicle for "reasonable conversation" about the newly-legalized drug. Downloadable audio. more
Sitka was one of 170 communities that took to the streets today for the Choose Respect March, a statewide effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault. In a 2012 victimization survey conducted in Sitka, 47% of adult women reported experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both. more