Newscasts

KCAW’s morning newscasts air daily, Mon-Fri, at 6:34 AM and 7:34 AM, with local headlines at 6:04 AM and 7:04 AM. A morning news roundup airs at 9:04 AM. Our evening newscast airs at 5:19 PM.

Wed Mar 5, 2014

A fire destroyed over a million king and coho eggs at Crystal Lake Hatchery south of Petersburg. Oceanographers will visit Sitka to give a presentation on radiation from the Fukushima disaster. Congressman Darrell Issa launches another attack on Alaska’s Bypass Mail system. The House Finance Committee approved a bill allowing village public safety officers to carry a firearm while on duty. more

Tue Mar 4, 2014

Schmidt to Chamber: Arts can shape Sitka’s economic future. State officials propose removing humpback whales from Endangered list; biologists disagree. Transportation infrastructure fund gains some traction in state house. more

Mon Mar 3, 2014

White House nominates Pacific Area Commander Paul Zukunft to be next Coast Guard commandant. Sitka golf course groundskeeper will serve jail time for attempting to poison brown bears. City administrators past and present debate Sitka’s future at public town hall meeting. The unlikely path traveled by Alaska’s new Orthodox bishop. more

Fri Feb 28, 2014

Representative Sam Kito III, replacing Beth Kertulla, was sworn in Wednesday. A vessel sank during an oil spill response drill. A Ketchikan automotive teacher is retiring. There’s a new infusion suite for chemotherapy patients in Ketchickan. more

Thurs Feb 27, 2014

Sitka’s Blue Lake Dam expansion project will cost more than expected, by several million dollars. A bill sponsored by Sitka Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins to establish a Walter Soboleff day in Alaska cleared the state House Committee last week. Republican Senator Bert Stedman submitted his own bill aimed that fixing SB21. more

Tue Feb 25, 2014

Sitka Assembly to vote on tightening the community’s smoking law. Audio postcard: Orthodox Diocese installs new bishop in St. Michael’s Cathedral. NPS biologist Tania Lewis makes breakthroughs in the study of Glacier Bay’s bears. Sen. Bert Stedman’s resolution seeking the transfer of Tongass timber lands to the state generates controversy. more

Mon Feb 24, 2014

Proposed legislation would allow concealed firearms to be carried on University of Alaska campuses. Gov. Parnell appoints Democrat Sam Kito III to fill seat vacated by Juneau Rep. Beth Kerttula. Pebble Mine opponents take their message to D.C. more

Fri Feb 21, 2014

Alaska Oil and Gas President spoke to the Sitka Chamber about the state of the oil and gas industry in Alaska. Alaska’s mayors and other local officials are worried about the cost of public employees’ retirement. Legislation to reauthorize 12 economic development organizations in Alaska stalled. more

Tues Feb 18, 2014

Sitka celebrates the Chinese New Year. “Save our Schools” rally held in Juneau. Stedman leads Alaska lawmakers in travel expenses. Trial of former Blatchley Middle School principal set for May. more

Fri Feb 14, 2014

School board chooses Mary Wegner as Sitka’s next schools superintendent. ANB asked to lead the charge on voting rights legislation. Green Dot violence prevention campaign comes to Wrangell. more