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Maggie Gallin brought her son, Theo, to the polls on Tuesday, to vote in Alaska’s primary election (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)
Matthew Lowe brought his son, Roland, to the polls on primary day. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)
Today, August 19th, is primary day in Alaska, and several hard-fought races will come to a head, including the heated Republican primary for U.S. Senate and the statewide fight over oil taxes that is Ballot Measure 1.
But in Sitka’s Harrigan Centennial Hall, the election came down to this: neighbors chatting, ballots marked with blue ink, kids introduced to the polls for the first time. Roland Lowe was one of the day’s youngest voters; he shared a ballot with his dad, Matthew Lowe. But at not yet six weeks old, Theo Gallin (pictured with his mother, Maggie) took the prize this afternoon, becoming perhaps the youngest Sitkan to make it into a voting booth today.
On Tuesday night (09-20-16), Raven Radio hosted the five candidates for Sitka’s Assembly in an election forum. All agreed that Sitka’s financial struggles must be solved internally, and they each painted a slightly different picture of the solutions. more
Juliana Rios Martinez is a visiting artist from Columbia. She'll participate in a joint show with Colombian musician Ruben Dario Lopez Espina on Saturday, October 1 at 7 PM in the Sitka PAC. more