Dozens of Sitkans showed up to the Salvation Army on Tuesday (01-26-16) to get help applying for their Permanent Fund Dividends, blood pressure checks and warm clothes. The fair was part of the nationwide event called Project Homeless Connect that brings services to those in need.
The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is awaiting a $2.8 million dollar check, the result of a historic class action lawsuit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
On Tuesday (01-26-16), the Assembly distributed several awards of recognition and heard a proposal from the Marijuana Advisory Committee regarding taxations on marijuana products.
Under Medicaid expansion, thousands of more people are now eligible for health care from the state.
High schoolers from around Southeast met in Sitka on Wednesday (1-27-16) to duke it out with their robots at a regional First Tech Challenge.
Last night (01-26-16), the Sitka Assembly met with the Citizens’ Task Force for a work session to discuss the city’s financial future and make recommendations for future budgets. For that, the Task Force has a three-part solution called “The Grand Bargain.”
The Sitka School Board has offered a two-year contract extension to superintendent Mary Wegner. She won’t get a pay raise in the coming year, but she will get a cell phone.
Sitka experienced small blips in power this morning (01-25-16), likely due to a failing transformer owned and operated by the Seafood Producers Cooperative.
On Saturday afternoon (01-24-16), one of the pilings supporting Sitka’s floatplane facility crumbled.