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Sullivan discusses CARES Act and recovery funding with assembly

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan teleconferenced into the Sitka Assembly meeting on Tuesday to give a report, and spent around half an hour fielding questions and concerns from assembly members, most of it focused on federal funding to...

Assembly earmarks $4.5M for utility, moorage assistance

Sitkans who have been financially hurt by the coronavirus pandemic will likely get breaks on their utility and moorage bills this summer. The Sitka assembly on Tuesday night (5-26-20) decided to move forward with two proposals to distribute CARES Act funding to Sitkans through subsidies.

Sitka’s 2nd coronavirus case a testing success

Sitka’s second confirmed case of the coronavirus demonstrates how much better prepared health officials are to manage the pandemic. A routine screening caught this infection, possibly before it became a widespread outbreak.

May 26, 2020: What’s happening at tonight’s assembly meeting?

When the Sitka Assembly meets tonight (5/26/20), it will approve the receipt of over $14 million in federal funding through the CARES Act, and it will vote on two ordinances that would dole out the coronavirus disaster funding to the public through subsidies. 

Second person tests positive for COVID-19 in Sitka

According to press releases from SEARHC and the city’s Unified Command Center on Monday (5/25/20), the patient was tested for the coronavirus as a part of the routine admitting procedure at Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center. The patient was  immediately isolated and is now quarantining at home.

‘Leveling up’ your knowledge around local foods

Lione Claire, with the Sitka Conservation Society, and Jennifer Nu, with the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, are co-organizing the first-ever Local Foods Challenge. The program is intended to share information, resources, and place-based advice from around the region. Sign up at the salt and soil website. With KCAW's Robert Woolsey.

Baranof Elementary plans for kindergarten in the fall

Baranof Elementary Principal Jill Lecrone and Kari Sagel joined KCAW's Erin Fulton to discuss the school's plan for kindergarten in the fall. They also discussed the Virtual Kids Camp the district will run this summer.

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