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Guardian Flight settles over deadly 2019 medevac crash

The twin-engine King Air turboprop was preparing to pick up a patient in Kake on January 29, 2019. For reasons that remain unclear it crashed into the water killing all three crew members on board.

Angoon receives multi-million dollar grant to boost local tourism

The Admiralty Island village of Angoon has received nearly 2 million dollars in federal funding to build a visitor center. The relief money is meant to combat economic impacts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Local leaders hope it will boost a homegrown cultural tourism industry.

Sullivan: Time is short to salvage Alaska’s large-ship cruise season

Alaska’s visitor industry is holding out hope that large cruise ships may be allowed to sail sometime this season -- possibly by July. But Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan says it would require policy changes on both sides of the US- Canada border for that to happen, and time is tight.

State prepared to roll out vaccines as soon as FDA approves use for children 12 and up

The state is prepared to roll out another round of vaccinations when the FDA approves use of the Pfizer vaccine for children 12 and up. At a teleconference with the state’s top health officials on Thursday (5-6-21), Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink said they would start vaccinating kids as soon as next week.

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KCAW is tracking the latest information regarding vaccination and testing, as well as Alaska's travel mandates. You can also find links to other resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

One Sitkan shares her struggle to find a pet-friendly rental in her hometown

Sitka resident Victoria Compton, her partner and their two dogs started looking for a place to live months ago, after their landlord decided to sell. As part of Building Solutions, a special series on affordable housing, Compton spoke with KCAW’s Erin McKinstry about the struggle to find housing in her hometown.

Enrollment open for Wooch.een Preschool

School is just letting out for the summer, so it may seem early to think about fall preschool. But enrollment is already open for children ages 3 to 5 for Sitka's Wooch.een Preschool. Kari Sagel and Kelly Peranto joined KCAW's Peter Apathy to talk about the benefits of preschool and how to register.

Sitka Trail Works offers full schedule of summer hikes

As summer approaches, Sitka is coming alive. The Tongass is abuzz with birds and insects. Flowers are blooming, and the forest floor is blanketed with green. Sitka Trail Works is gearing up for a full summer season of hiking trips. Lee House and Lynne Brandon joined KCAW's Erin Fulton to talk about summer hike offerings, Sitka Trail Works' projects including the Cross Trail expansion, and a look toward the future.

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