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‘Passion’ and experience ideal for school board seat

The Sitka School Board at ANB Founders Hall in March. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Board president Tim Fulton’s resignation becomes effective September 1, and remaining members now have 30 days to replace him. Superintendent Mary Wegner says there are some other important criteria.

Three in Sitka indicted for heroin possession

A Sitka Grand Jury has indicted three Sitkans for possessing and intending to distribute heroin.

Rediscovering America’s link to Chinese exploration

Hudson says that the surviving vessels of China's epic voyages 1421-1423 were left to "rot at their moorings," and their records destroyed.During the 9th Annual Paths Across the Pacific meeting in Sitka, an historian argues that the Chinese -- rather than Europeans -- discovered the New World.

Enhanced IDs help tribal members cross borders

LO-RES-FEA-PHOTO-ID-CARD-pascua-yaqui-tribal-id-card-AP100730125893-e1300734335856Enrolled members of Alaska’s largest tribal government are getting enhanced photo IDs. They can be used for border crossings and some other situations where official identification is necessary.

Sitka elementary school evaluated for landslide risk

The Sitka School Board met Tuesday (9-20-16) at Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School to discuss absenteeism.The city of Sitka announced today (08-29-16) that the Gavan Hill area, including Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School, may be at risk for landslides. Shannon & Wilson, a Seattle-based geotechnical firm, identified the landslide hazard zones during an assessment of the area.

Hanson top candidate for the city attorney job

Attorney Brian Hanson has applied to the city attorney position full time. He is now the top candidate for the job, after Denver-based attorney Carey Gagnon withdrew her application last week.

Groceries vs. utilities: Assembly debates tax breaks

SupermarketGroceries or electric rates? The Assembly is trying to decide which living cost is a greater burden to Sitkans.

Gagnon withdraws application for city attorney

160820_Gagnoninterview_KwongThe Assembly last night (08-23-16) approved two more marijuana business licenses, and learned that one of their top picks for municipal attorney has withdrawn her name.

Fulton hands in his school board resignation

Tim Fulton has served on the board since 2008. (KCAW photo, Robert Woolsey)Fulton submitted his letter of resignation for consideration by the board at its first meeting of the new school year on August 25th. Fulton has been tending the needs of his aging parents in Idaho.

Two Sitkans indicted on weapons charges

Two Sitkans were indicted last Friday (8-19-16) on felony charges involving weapons. 32-year old Brandon D. Ledbetter was charged for stabbing a man in the leg in a bar fight. 32-year old Walter Boyd allegedly stole a handgun from a boat in Sealing Cove Harbor.