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Video: Six rescued from sinking pleasure boat in Sitka Sound

Six people are safe after their recreational vessel began taking on water in Sitka Sound on Tuesday evening (6-19-18). Good Samaritan boats -- including gillnetters and charter vessels -- swarmed the 27-foot Catalina Condor when its skipper called in a mayday near Long Island in Sitka Sound, at about 6:15 p.m.

Bicyclist hit by allegedly intoxicated driver

On June 4th, a Sitka Grand Jury indicted an allegedly intoxicated female driver for hitting a female bicyclist on Katlian Street, near Lakeside Grocery.

City denies appeal of bid decision on float project

The Sitka Assembly has denied an appeal by a Petersburg company whose bid for the O’Connell Lightering Float project was rejected by the city earlier this year.  KCAW’s Katherine Rose reports from Thursday night’s special meeting.

Field guide to dead birds

Dr. Julia Parrish, Executive Director of COASST (Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team) discusses her citizen science program. Scientist train ordinary citizens to identify washed up sea birds on beaches so that the organization can get a larger picture of the marine environment. Parrish is holding a training July 1st, 12pm-6pm at the Sitka Science Center. 

Zuill Bailey on siblings, rejuvenation, and cafe concerts

Zuill Bailey, director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival, and his sister, violinist Allison Bailey discuss working with siblings and peers, performing at casual venues, and the interplay of music and the weather. They give a preview of what listeners can look forward to during the second half of the festival. 

Electric vehicle owners gather in Sitka Saturday

Dave Nichols, member of the Electric Vehicle Owners' Group discusses their meetup this Saturday, where they'll gather with other electric vehicle owners. They'll then open up the meeting to those curious about electric vehicles or considering buying one.

KCAW accepting applications for GM position

Applications for KCAW's full time general manager being sought now, with initial screening May 27th. Click here to learn more. This is a full time, executive position at the station, reporting to a community-elected Board of Directors and supervising a staff of six and 100+ active volunteers.

Investing in small business

In less than a year, Whitehorse beader Heather Dickson developed a booming online business,...

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Saudi Women Can Finally Drive, As Ban Is Lifted

Saudi Arabia has lifted its ban on women driving. NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with Time magazine’s Aryn Baker who’s been out on a ride with some of the first women drivers.

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