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UPDATE: Assembly talks about hiring fairness

Sitka's interim municipal administrator was added last night to the list of finalists to hold the job permanently. Jay Sweeney joins the list without having gone through the same process as the other four finalists. Raven News managed to reach six of the seven Assembly members today, and ask them about whether the process is fair.

Sweeney added to list of administrator finalists

IMG_0066-1The Sitka Assembly was expected to offer the job last night to one of the four finalists they interviewed late last week. Instead, they added Jay Sweeney’s name to the list and put off further conversation until Tuesday night.

Answer could come tonight on city administrator search

admin desk feaThe list began with 53 people. Then it was 10, with videoconference interviews earlier this month. From there, the Sitka Assembly picked four finalists. Each of them sat Thursday and Friday for separate, hour-long interviews in open session.

Nine administrator apps survive first round

A crowded pool of applicants for Sitka’s municipal administrator job was thinned out on Tuesday night, to just nine applications, representing 10 people. Here's the list.

Parnell blocks fund transfer to Sitka pool

Gov. Sean Parnell  signs budget bills in Anchorage Tuesday as Budget Director Karen Rehfeld handles paperwork.Governor Sean Parnell left Southeast Alaska project funding intact when he signed the capital budget Tuesday. But he blocked the transfer of money from one older project to another.

Candlelight vigil for Mackenzie Howard in Sitka

candlelight vigilSitkans hold a candlelight vigil for Mackenzie Howard of Kake at 6 pm on Fri., Feb. 8, 2013 at the Salvation Army. Alaska State Troopers received a report that the 13-year-old's body had been found shortly before midnight on Tues. State troopers are investigating the case as a homicide. Vigils are being held for Howard across Alaska this evening.

Sitka students learn how to take apart an octopus

Mount Edgecumbe students work with a Science in the School volunteer during a class on octopus anatomy.What’s it look like inside an octopus? You probably don’t want to know, at least first-hand. That’s unless you’re a student dissecting one during this month’s Sitka WhaleFest.

Finance reports show Thomas far ahead of Kreiss-Tomkins

Candidates for state House District 34 Bill Thomas (l) and Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins at a recent Sitka Chamber of Commerce forum. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)More money is going into the House District 34 campaign than any other race in Southeast. That's the new Sitka-plus-Southeast Islands district, a close race between incumbent Bill Thomas and challenger Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins.

Sitka is center of Alaska’s devil’s club business

• Back Bay Botanicals products include devil’s club soothing rub and healing ointment.Devil’s club is probably best known as a plant to avoid at all costs. But several small Southeast Alaska companies have a different take. They’re turning the roots, stems and bark of the plant into rubs and salves to treat sore joints and damaged skin.

ANB celebrates a century, plans for the future

ANB and ANS members pose at the 1942 Grand Camp Convention. Photo by William L. Paul Jr., courtesy Sealaska Heritage Institute.The Alaska Native Brotherhood is celebrating its 100th birthday. ANB and the Alaska Native Sisterhood are celebrating at the Grand Camp convention in Sitka.