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JKT: Budget a ‘fair deal,’ Walker should expand Medicaid

Sitka Democrat Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins speaking about Native language immersion schools.When all is said and done, Alaska’s budget for the coming year is a “fair deal.” That’s the verdict from State Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins . KCAW spoke with the lawmaker, who is eager for action on Medicaid expansion and “wonking out,” on a proposed natural gas pipeline.

Farmers market returns for 8th season

Locally harvested produce, artisan crafts, and live entertainment can all be found in one place this summer: the Sitka Farmers Market.

‘Visiting Hours’ makes sense of the senseless

Visiting_Hours_CoverCan a man be a victim of his own crime? Sitka Fine Arts Camp writing teacher Amy Butcher's debut memoir unpacks the trauma of homicide -- when a good friend is the perpetrator.

Stedman: Balance the budget before tapping Permanent Fund

State Sen. Bert Stedman speaks at a press conference in 2014. He told Sitka's Chamber of Commerce, "We don't want to go to a vote of the people to make payroll." (File photo)Sen. Bert Stedman told the Sitka Chamber that the operating budget is “messy,” and a serious effort should be made before the legislature turns to the Permanent Fund for help.

Edgecumbe pool slated to break ground in early 2016

A conceptual floor plan for the Mt. Edgecumbe High School Aquatics Facility. Photo courtesy Department of Transportation of Public Facilities.With the state in the throes of the most significant budget crisis in its history, Sitkans may be surprised to see ground broken next spring on a multi-million dollar project.

Sunshine warms Sitka’s July 4th

Sunshine warms Sitka's July 4thAfter ushering in July 4th the night before with a fireworks show that could be seen across the city, Sitkans enjoyed a warm, sunny Independence Day.

Southeast trollers frustrated with low king salmon quota

About 70 people gathered in Sitka's Harrigan Centennial Hall to hear from Dale Kelley, of the Alaska Trollers Association. (Rachel Waldholz/KCAW)Harbors emptied throughout Southeast this week as fishermen headed out for the beginning of the summer troll season. And signs point to a banner year for king salmon -- but Southeast fishermen say they’re not getting their fair share.

Putz won’t run for full assembly term in October

Sitka’s municipal elections are still three months away, but candidates are already deciding whether to run -- or not.

Coast Guard rescues fisherman near Kruzof Island

The Coast Guard hoists a man suffering from stroke-like symptoms from a fishing vessel on the west side of Kruzof Island. Photo courtesy Coast Guard Air Station Sitka.A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a man from a fishing vessel in Gilmer Bay, on the west side of Kruzof Island Monday afternoon (6-29-15). The man was reportedly suffering from stroke-like symptoms.

Summer king season to open July 1, but not without protest

Southeast Alaska salmon trollers will open their season on schedule this Wednesday -- but under protest. The state says this year’s quota for Alaska fishermen under the Pacific Salmon treaty is too low.