Tonight (10-17-16), the Sitka High Junior Class is hosting a forum with Representative Jonathan Kreiss Tomkins, Senator Bert Stedman, and Sheila Finkenbinder from 6:30 pm - 8 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. Raven Radio will broadcast the forum live.
Two-time U.S. Senate Candidate Joe Miller made a pit-stop in Sitka last week (10-12-16). The libertarian nominee is voting for Donald Trump for president and hoping to unseat incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski (R).
This Wednesday, Oct. 12th at 7pm, Raven Radio will broadcast the live Congressional Fisheries Debate featuring candidates seeking to represent Alaska in the US Senate. The debate will be held before a live audience at Kodiak High School.
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There was no change in the outcome of the Sitka municipal election, after absentee counting Friday afternoon. Election officials counted a total of 684 absentee and questioned ballots - a possible record.
Matt Hunter will be Sitka’s new mayor. He’ll be joined on the assembly by at least two new faces, and a massive budget gap to plug beginning October 11.
The unofficial results for Sitka's municipal election are in. Matthew Hunter is Sitka's mayor-elect. Kevin Knox and Aaron Bean are the top vote-getters for two seats on the Sitka Assembly. And Jennifer McNichol was elected to a three-year-term on the Sitka School Board. Proposition 1 failed, by a margin of 66 to 33.
Along with Sitka, smaller cities from around the region went to the polls on Tuesday (10-4-16) to elect or reelect residents to the Mayor's office, the City Council, and seats on the School Board.
Today (10-04-16) is the municipal election and voter turnout in Sitka is high. As of 4 p.m., both Precinct 1 and Precinct 2 were reporting a ballot count over 600. This time last year, the ballot count was half that.
To raise or to not raise the cap? That is the question before Sitka voters today (10-04-16). Proposition 1 asks if Sitka should raise the local limit on property taxes from 6 mills to 8 mills. If the ballot question passes, $1 million of that money would go towards the Electric Fund to help pay off the Blue Lake Dam.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Raven News will provide live coverage of the Vice Presidential Debate from 5-7 PM. At 8 PM, we'll bring you live coverage of local election returns from Harrigan Hall.