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Stardust Ball Tix

Stardust2014_webThere are still a few Stardust Ball tickets for sale at Old Harbor Books. Tickets are $35. You must be 21 or older to attend and IDs are required. This event is a fundraiser for Raven Radio.

No change in muni elex results after absentee counting

You can please some of the people some of the time.... Municipal clerk Colleen Ingman holds up a ballot on which a voter has written "Don't like any of these." Absentee counting did not change the outcome of Tuesday's (10-7-14) election. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Mim McConnell solidified her lead in the mayor’s race -- but other than that there were no changes in the outcome of Sitka’s municipal elections following the counting of absentee ballots Friday afternoon (10-10-14).

District 35 Candidate Forum: Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and Steven Samuelson

Republican Steven Samuelson is challenging incumbent Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins in the race for State House.Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and Republican Steven Samuelson took questions from constituents during a live call-in forum last night [10-10-14] at KFSK in Petersburg.

Southeast cities hot and cold on ballot measures

Southeast Alaska voters shot down some tax changes and construction projects during the Oct. 7 municipal elections. Here’s a quick look at what passed and what didn’t.

How is a health initiative born? (Hint: It involves stickers)

IMG_4939In it's 8th year, enrollment at the Sitka Health Summit Planning Day was at a record high. Last Friday (10-03-14), 82 participants generated hundreds of ideas to improve health and wellness in the community. Their goal? To vote and commit to two ideas by the end of the day.

GSAC: “Here the weather is lovely, as long as you wear a hat”

A host of "Alaska Day" performances are coming up. Jeff Budd shares the line-up for tomorrow's Monthly Grind, while Ira Snelling discusses Paris of the Pacific, a period melodrama about the 1867 Alaska Purchase. Sarah Lawrie, the director of the Greater Sitka Arts Council, talks about this year's Sitka Artisans Market & Holiday Craft Party. Dates and details here.

Mock election at SHS reflects millennial priorities

IMG_5094On Tuesday (10-7-14), not all the voting in Sitka happened at Harrigan Centennial Hall. Up the street at Sitka High School, students headed to the polls in a mock election. While the student voters may not have completely agreed with the electorate at-large, their opinions were—mostly! —based on thorough research.

Lannoo: What amphibians can teach us about human health

Dr. Michael Lannoo is this fall's Scientist in Residence at the Sitka Sound Science Center (SSSC), where he is studying the conservation biology of amphibians. Dr. Lanoo is in residence for one-month sabbatical program, and is joined in the studio by coordinator Victoria O'Connell.

KCAW listener communities elect councils, school board

A local bulletin board in Tenakee Springs. (Flickr photo/Daniel Cornwall)Elections were also held this week in most communities served by KCAW, with the exception of Yakutat, whose voters will go to the polls later this month.

Sitka 2014 municipal election: Unofficial results

With voting concluded in the 2014 Municipal Election, Sitka may have the youngest assembly ever. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)With votes counted in the 2014 municipal election, Sitka may have the youngest assembly ever. See the unofficial results here.