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Sitka will be sales tax-free on November 28 and 29, the Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving. The assembly also waded into a pair of disputes among neighbors -- and said farewell to one of its own.
The Naa Kahidi Dancers performed at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi on Saturday to celebrate the group's 20th anniversary. The Naa Kahidi Dancers were founded in 1994 by Chuck Miller, who began dancing when he was three years old, in the Sitka Native Education Program. "When I dance, when I put on my regalia, it feels like my ancestors are running through my veins," he said.
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.
Why does Kayla Boettcher support Raven Radio? "Where else can you hear local news, national news, world news, a smattering of world music, the best in blues, and some classic rock? And it's all in a day's work." http://bit.ly/SupportRaven
Seventeen local organizations submitted requests to the assembly amounting to more than $164,000. The city has budgeted $90,000 for nonprofit grants this year.
The Sitka Assembly postponed a vote on a controversial vehicle tax Tuesday night. The increase in the motor vehicle registration fee would fund road maintenance. But assembly members decided to look into other options, first.