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A Veterans Day reflection

The Sitka National Cemetary on Veterans Day, 2014. (photo by Mike Hicks)Sitka's National Cemetery is older than Veterans Day itself. While the cemetery was established in the late 1800s, Veterans Day began as Armistice Day in 1919, marking the end of hostilities in WWI, "the war to end all wars."

A whale of a good time

From left, Kammie Daniels, Cara Brenton and Ted Howard perform Otis Redding's (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay. (photo by Mike Hicks)Sitkans and visitors alike packed the seats in Harrigan Centennial Hall on Friday night for the Maritime Grind, which accompanied this year's Whalefest. Kammie Daniels, Cara Brenton and Ted Howard rocked the house with their rendition of Otis Redding's (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay.

STA Candidate Statement: Michael Baines

Michael Baines is seeking a second term as Tribal Chairman. KCAW photo/Rachel WaldholzI know it's been a long election campaign season but I hope all tribal citizens will get out and vote at our Tribal Council election on Nov. 11 at the Community House.

Tues, Nov. 11: Tribal Council Election

Polls are open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is holding its Tribal Council election today, Tuesday, Nov. 11. Tribal citizens can vote at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Baines: STA must expand services

Michael Baines is seeking a second term as Tribal Chairman. KCAW photo/Rachel WaldholzMichael Baines has served on the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council for nearly a decade: seven years as a council member and the last two as Tribal Chairman. Baines is now running for a second term as chair, and he says, if elected, he’d work to expand services.

Sitka hunter medevacked from Verstovia

Twenty-one-year old Scott Kennedy was out hunting alone on Mt. Verstovia when he fell and his pistol discharged. The bullet lodged just above the knee. A helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka hoisted Kennedy aboard and delivered him to medical care.

Sitka back on Blue Lake water, hydro project end in sight

Workers pouring cement at the Blue Lake dam in June, 2014 (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Sitka, pour yourself a glass of water -- tap water. As of Wednesday, we are officially drinking from Blue Lake.

Kreiss-Tomkins reelected by wide margin

Sitka Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins celebrates with campaign manager Berett Wilber. Kreiss-Tomkins beat back a challenge from Petersburg Republican Steven Samuelson in state House District 35. (KCAW photo/Emily Kwong)Sitka Democrat Kreiss-Tomkins beat Republican Steven Samuelson of Petersburg, 60-percent to 40-percent, in the race for State House District 35. It was a far cry from his first race, in 2012, which he won by 32 votes.

Today is Election Day!

Maggie Gallin brought her son, Theo, to the polls on Tuesday, to vote in Alaska's primary election (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Alaskans will be deciding some of the closest -- and most closely watched -- races in the country today. We've pulled together our past coverage of the candidates and issues, along with some general info that might come in handy as you head to the polls.

Edenshaw says he wants to reach out

Cliff Edenshaw is running for Tribal Chairman. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Cliff Edenshaw is one of two candidates running for Tribal Council Chairman. And he says he wants the council to reach out more to tribal citizens.