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NPR’s Steve Inskeep has a message for listeners

Inskeep_7Steve Inskeep, host of NPR's Morning Edition, talks about how the best source of funding for public media are those who consume public media. And that's you! Act in your "enlightened self-interest" and make a contribution TODAY.

High Wind Warning for Southeast on Friday

Photo courtesy of the National Weather Service.Due to Hurricane Oho, the National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for coastal areas of Southeast Alaska, including Baranof Island, from 8 AM to 7 PM Friday, October 9. Forecasters say residents should expect sustained winds of 40 - 55 mph, with gusts to 75.

Crunching voter turnout data: Was this a good year?

If you’re worried about the state of democracy in Sitka, we have some good news for you. Though voting got off to a slow start on Election Day, the overall turnout was a bit higher than last year, though not by much.

2015 village elections: Unofficial results

A local bulletin board in Tenakee Springs. (Flickr photo/Daniel Cornwall)Unofficial election results rolled in from around the region last night (10-06-15). Though the winners aren’t official, this is where the numbers stand now for Kake, Angoon, Pelican, Tenakee Springs, and Port Alexander.

Two precincts generate 1,700+ votes in Sitka

IMG_3759While the polling station at Harrigan Centennial Hall is closed for renovations, Sitka voters went to two separate camps yesterday. Precinct 1 voted at Grace Harbor Church and Precinct 2 voted at St. Gregory’s Church. After casting her own vote, KCAW’s Emily Kwong took the pulse of voter turnout.

Absentee, question ballots to decide Sitka School Board race

Bob Potrzuski (l.) and incumbent Matt Hunter celebrate their decisive wins in the race for Sitka Assembly. (KCAW photo/Emily Kwong)The race for Sitka School Board will come down to absentee counting. For assembly, voters returned one incumbent and gave a second seat to a popular former coach and school teacher.

Sitka 2015 municipal election: Unofficial results

IMG_3736As of 9:30 p.m. today (10-06-15), these are the preliminary results for Sitka's municipal election.

Ballot questions before village voters in Angoon, Kake

The village of Kake is on Keku Strait, 38 air miles northwest of Petersburg and 95 air miles southwest of Juneau. A local contractor starts soon on a Forest Service project tailored for small, local businesses. Photo by Melati Kaye.With the exception of Yakutat, several communities around the region will be casting their own ballots for local leadership.

School board forum brings out competing ideologies

12120140_10153251901289163_1929942020990112308_oSitka’s municipal election is Tuesday, October 6, and for the first time in recent memory, the school board is the race to watch. The five candidates met in a 90-minute election forum on Raven Radio last Thursday night.

Election info here! Where to vote, profiles, forums

votingmap copyTuesday, October 6, is election day in Sitka for assembly and school board. Because of construction work at Harrigan, Precinct 1 voters will cast ballots at Grace Harbor Church on HPR across from SeaMart. Precinct 2 voters at St. Gregory’s on Lincoln Street. If you’re unsure, you can vote at either location using a question ballot. And when you want to find out who's won, tune in Raven Radio for live election returns beginning at 8 PM. Click on the precinct map to make it larger, and if you have any questions about which precinct you are in, or anything about the elections, you can call Municipal Clerk Sara Peterson at 747-1811.