An Alaska Airlines jet was struck by lightning shortly after leaving Sitka Tuesday evening (11-4-14), but continued on to a safe landing in Juneau. Passengers reported hearing a loud sound similar to a gunshot and felt some minor turbulence.
Sen. Mark Begich would be headed back to Washington, D.C., had the rest of the state voted like Southeast. Bill Walker would have solidly won the governor’s race. And Forrest Dunbar would have probably squeaked by.
Three-term incumbent Rachel Moreno is hoping Sitka tribal citizens give her a fourth opportunity to serve on the Tribal Council, in elections planned for next Tuesday, November 11th.
Sitka Democrat Kreiss-Tomkins beat Republican Steven Samuelson of Petersburg, 60-percent to 40-percent, in the race for State House District 35. It was a far cry from his first race, in 2012, which he won by 32 votes.
There isn’t a Ballot Measure 1 today. Voters will remember a campaign surrounding that proposition, with sought to overturn Governor Parnell’s oil tax structure. Today’s propositions -- especially measures 2 and 3, are a bit more personal.
Voters will decide three propositions Tuesday (11-4-14), ballot measures 2, 3, and 4. Here's a brief rundown of the laws citizens may -- or may not -- pass in this year's general election.
Cliff Edenshaw is one of two candidates running for Tribal Council Chairman. And he says he wants the council to reach out more to tribal citizens.
The National Weather Service issued a special marine warning this afternoon, after a local pilot reported a waterspout off Middle Island, near Sitka. The waterspout was reported around noon, moving north.
Most days, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maple is a beacon of safety in Southeast. But on the night before Halloween, the crew members transform the vessel into a haunted ship.
With planning underway to revitalize Katlian Street, the steering committee organized a town hall meeting to present the four major facets of the project.