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Holiday stress can exacerbate domestic violence, advocates say

While Sitkans are counting down the days to the winter holiday, local advocates for victims of domestic violence are getting ready to work overtime. What is supposed to be a season of joy can actually increase the risk of abuse for many reasons.

Assembly gives go-ahead for Blue Lake water filtration plant

The Sitka Assembly voted, last night, to move forward with the development of a secondary water treatment plant. The resolution, which narrowly passed 4-2, is expected to cost the city $18 million, though rate increases have been in place to help fund the planned project for months. KCAW’s Katherine Rose reports.

Boys Run 5K set for Saturday, December 15

SAFV's Boys Run Program is gearing up for its annual 5K Fun Run, 10 a.m. Saturday, December 15. This year's theme is Color Run! Participants in grades 3 through 5 and coaches discuss what they have learned this year, and invite Sitka to join their celebration this weekend.

The troubling rise in domestic violence over the holidays

Peg Blumer, with Sitkans Against Family Violence, and Sitka Police sergeant Gary Cranford say that the rise in domestic violence is noticeable around the holidays. Financial stress, family demands, and other factors can contribute to emotional abuse -- and even physical abuse.

Sentinel Sports: Girls, boys excel at Region V Wrestling tourney

Daily Sitka Sentinel sports editor Klas Stolpe attended the Region V Wrestling tourney in Juneau over the weekend and reports Mt. Edgecumbe High School and Sitka High will be represented at the state meet this weekend -- by both girls and boys. With KCAW's Robert Woolsey.

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