Revamping the Crescent Harbor playground
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Playground Steering Committee members Kay Turner and Robert Hattle detail the latest developments in the drive to upgrade the Crescent Harbor playground. Community members want to make the whole area more accessible and sustainable, a goal stemming from the 2011 Sitka Health Care Summit. Those interested in joining the effort can contact Kay Turner at 747-5388 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Robert Hattle at 738-2230. The steering committee is holding a public meeting and open house 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Centennial Hall.
A number of regional fishing associations are joining forces to strengthen the Magnuson-Stevens Act. The Sitka-based Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association announced last week (9-9-14) that the new organization wants to ensure that Congress makes protecting fish stocks a priority as it prepares to reauthorize the nation’s most important law governing the harvest of seafood in federal waters. more
The lawsuit was brought by six young Alaskans, demanding the state take action on climate change. In dismissing the case, the Court said that climate policy isn’t an issue for the judiciary can decide. But for the young plaintiffs and the nonprofit supporting them, the ruling included some silver linings. more