Author Archives: Emily Kwong, KCAW

In winter dark, be bright at night

IMG_0658Whether traveling by bike or on foot, is Sitka Community Hospital is encouraging Sitkans to make themselves visible. "Be Bright at Night" is a safety project led by SCH, the Sitka Police Department and the Police and Fire Commission.

Commentary: Cemetery Caretaker Thankful for Sitka Police

4-IMG_3343-500x375As the caretaker, as a Tlingit man that lives in this community, I just want to publicly thank them and I am grateful for the assistance I received in restoring this place.

Alaska Native Sisterhood prepares for free holiday dinners

IMG_5660-500x375Paluette Moreno of the Alaska Native sisterhood discusses the upcoming holiday dinners for community members at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Downloadable audio.

Sitka students beat state test score average

140831_BlatchleyFirstDay_waldholzResults are in from the first year of the Alaska Measures of Progress assessments and students in Sitka did better than expected.

In letter to FBI, STA concerned about racial bias

2014-11-02-85-500x333On Tuesday (11-17-15), the Sitka Tribe of Alaska wrote a letter to the Anchorage Division of the FBI, regarding a tasing incident of a Native Alaska teenager in the Sitka jail last year. The letter alleges that prejudice exists within the Sitka Police Department and asks the FBI to consult the tribe during the investigation.

Live Radio Theater performing in Sitka

12234869_1032104463488147_7781915819160861912_nGSAC Sitka Community Theater's Shannon Huagland, Tom Hesse and Rhiannon Gauvin talk about the Live Radio Theater performance tonight with two older dramas -- "For Business Reasons" and "Pride and Prejudice" -- and two original pieces written by Sitkans. Downloadable audio.

Tribal Council to appoint fourth open seat

The Sitka Tribe of Alaska certified the results of its election Wednesday night (11-18-15) but still hasn’t decided who will fill its fourth open seat, which no one ran for.

Meet Samuel Kolawole, Island Institute’s writing fellow

Samuel-Kolawole-Photo-300x282amuel Kolawole is from Nigeria and in Sitka this month as a writing fellow at the Island Institute. Downloadable audio.

MEHS volleyball team top in state

The Sitka Sentinel's Tom Hesse chats with members of the Mount Edgecumbe volleyball team, which placed third at the state championships in Anchorage. Downloadable audio.

Police search for Harry Race burglary suspect

IMG_4781Harry Race Pharmacy was robbed late Wednesday night (11-18-15) and the Sitka Police are now looking for the suspect.