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Marijuana and the minimum wage on the minds of voters

Grassroots coalitions and initiative committees have sprung up to lobby votes for or against Ballot Measure 2 .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.

Sitka voters to weigh in on 3 ballot props

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.

Edenshaw says he wants to reach out

Cliff Edenshaw is running for Tribal Chairman. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)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.

Waterspout prompts brief weather warning

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.

Clowns, chain saws, and zombie brides…oh my!

IMG_8354Most 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.

Katlian kick-off meeting talks sidewalks and first steps

01-IMG_3346With planning underway to revitalize Katlian Street, the steering committee organized a town hall meeting to present the four major facets of the project.

Sitka man faces major theft charge

A Sitka man has been indicted on charges of stealing more than $25,000 in cash from a business, True Value Hardware store.

Sitka to replace transient float

Sitka plans to replace the transient float at Thomsen Harbor, which was originally built in 1973. (Image courtesy of the City and Borough of Sitka)The Sitka Assembly on Tuesday night authorized a $180,000 design contract. The full project, which will replace the 40-year-old transient float in Thomsen Harbor, is expected to cost about $6-million and be completed by March 2016.

B.C. mines concern some, not all, candidates

British Columbia mines are slated to be built close to transboundary rivers. That worries some candidates for the Legislature.British Columbia mines are slated to be built close to transboundary rivers. That worries some candidates for the Legislature.

Sam says he’ll put tribal citizens first

Bob Sam is running for the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council. He first served in the mid-90s. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)Bob Sam is one of five candidates running for the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council. At age 60, he returns to the ballot an older man and, if elected, he says, a more wise and prudent council member.