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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.

Stikine subsistence proposal advances

The Stikine River on the Alaska side of the border. Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service.A regional panel says Stikine River subsistence sockeye harvests should no longer be limited. The Southeast Alaska Regional Advisory Council voted Wednesday (Sept. 26th) to remove the fishery’s 600-sockeye guideline harvest level.

Sitka’s fake coupons part of national problem

A nationwide consumer scam has hit Sitka. It involves online sales of counterfeit coupons.

Sitka seeks state funding for hydroprojects

The Green Lake Dam, as seen in a 2008 file photo. As water levels begin to drop, the city has renewed its call for Sitkans to conserve electricity. (File photo)Sitka officials want more state money to help raise the Blue Lake Dam. Hydropower expansion tops a list of about 30 projects targeted for legislative grants or other state funding.

Sealaska files response to SJ Redoubt claim

Sealaska Corporation has formally responded to Sheldon Jackson College Trustees’ claim to a popular fishing area near Sitka.

Sealaska counters Sheldon Jackson’s Redoubt claims

Sealaska Plaza is the regional Native corporation's Juneau headquarters. Sealaska has declared a $35 million loss for 2013. (File Photo)Sealaska says it’s the better party to take ownership of Redoubt Falls. Sheldon Jackson College trustees are advancing their claim to 160 acres in the area, but the corporation says it should be Native land.

Linda Behnken: Mixing love and advocacy on the ocean

behnkenAny study examining Sitka’s distinctiveness absolutely must include a fisherman – fishing has been a mainstay of civilization on Baranof Island, literally since the dawn of civilization. But not all fishermen are men. In part four of her five-part series of Sitka profiles, reporter Diana Saverin meets Linda Behnken, who is a fisherman, resource advocate, policy planner, and mom.