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Assembly takes step toward hatchery water deal

The Sitka Assembly is moving forward with a plan to offer more water to an expanding local hatchery. The proposal has been met with opposition from some Sitkans concerned about energy costs, but others say the economic benefits for trollers are invaluable.

Southeast reacts to governor’s proposed ferry cuts

The Dunleavy administration proposes cutting three quarters of the state’s ferry system and exploring privatization. Such deep cuts could potentially cripple the service before the end of the year. Civic leaders in Southeast have long urged ferry reform but are skeptical of the governor’s approach.

Picture yourself as the KCAW reporter

Raven Radio is hiring a full-time reporter. Alaska is an amazing place for a journalist, and Sitka is in the sweet spot with dynamic municipal and tribal politics, a rich arts and cultural life, a diverse community, awesome natural resources, and a stunning environment. News happens here in an extraordinary way. Just ask Brian Mann (NCPR/NPR), Ed Ronco (KNKX Seattle), Rachel Waldholz (Bosch Fellow, Germany), Emily Kwong (John Alexander Fellow, NPR), or the many other reporters who honed their skills here.

Multi-partisan House majority takes shape

The shape of the Alaska House of Representatives became clearer Friday, a day after newly-independent Dillingham Rep. Bryce Edgmon was elected speaker. And it looks like there will be 25 members in a multi-party majority, and 15...

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