Southeast News

Four Southeast cities choose mayors Tuesday

Mayoral-GavelFour out of Southeast Alaska’s five largest cities will choose mayors on Tuesday. Two have incumbents on the ballot, while the other two will choose among newcomers – or politicians rejoining the race.

Recalled Wrangell hospital board members want suit dropped

Six recalled Wrangell hospital board members are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against them by the borough’s government.

Following in the footsteps of Ricketts and Calvin

SantaCruzTeamNearly eighty years ago Ed Ricketts and Jack Calvin transformed the way we think about marine biology. Now, new researchers are in Sitka, exploring the beaches that inspired them.

Brewery tries Facebook to catch a thief

brewery security cameraYou may use Facebook to share photos from your summer vacation or goof off at work. But Sitka resident Rick Armstrong has found a different use for the social network -- he's using Facebook to try to catch a thief.

Nonprofit provides mental health safety net for young Sitkans

YASThe Youth Advocates of Sitka provide a range of mental health services to young people, meeting what they say is a large, and often hidden, need on the island.

Under cloudy skies, Sitka has a party

Flag_girl_smYesterday (7-4-12) wasn't the sunniest Fourth of July, but the rain held off -- at least until after the parade -- and Sitka had a party. KCAW's Rachel Waldholz took a walk around town, and she sent us this audio postcard and slideshow.

Advisory panel chimes in on transportation plan

The mainline ferry Kennicott pulls out of Whittier as fishermen watch. Ed Schoenfeld photo.Alaska’s ferry advisory panel wants a few changes in Southeast’s transportation system. That could include new roads, such as one across Baranof Island from Sitka, that would shorten ferry routes

Sealaska defaults on part of California casino land

Sealaska has lost some its California casino land to foreclosure. But the regional Native corporation says it won’t hinder the project.

Timber task force pushing for jobs

Alaska’s Timber Jobs Task Force is looking for ways to increase logging and milling employment. It recently held its fifth meeting in Coffman Cove, on Prince of Wales Island.

ANB, ANS adopt joint constitution

The Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood are becoming closer. The longtime Southeast advocacy groups voted last week to work under the same, updated constitution. Before, they were separate.