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.

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

Thurs Feb 13, 2014

Community land trust in Sitka one step closer to reality. Assembly approves $350,000 loan for BIBCO. Three fishing companies fined $275,000 by the EPA. Tanner and golden king crab fisheries opened after two days of weather delays. more

Wed Feb 12, 2014

Assembly authorizes spending $250,000 to create new solid waste plan. Decision on funding Community Ride is postponed until spring budget planning. ADF&G conducting subsistence surveys in Sitka. Legislators respond to governor’s position on Ketchikan school funding lawsuit. more

Tue Feb 11, 2014

Sealaska board chair Albert Kookesh vows to back Sitka Tribe in herring lawsuit. Assembly to discuss community land trusts in work session prior to tonight’s regular meeting. Robidou trial delayed pending high court ruling. Crab fishermen hold off on Southeast opener until Wednesday due to bad weather. more

Mon Feb 10, 2014

Legislature proposes bill to allow air ambulance membership programs. School board cuts superintendent finalists from three to two. Reifenstuhl to Chamber: Southeast’s nonprofit hatcheries return investment seven-fold. House Fisheries Committee supports extension of seafood tax credits. more