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Bicyclist killed in HPR hit-and-run

Police are investigating a hit-and-run that culminated in a fatality this morning. A 20-year-old man riding a bicycle on Halibut Point Road was killed in the collision.

Clean-up efforts conclude for Sitka Sound fuel spill

Hanson Marine removed around 1500 gallons of diesel and oily water from the Haida Lady’s fuel tanks and another nearly 300 gallons of oil from the water nearby. The Coast Guard contracted with the Sitka-based company to conduct clean-up efforts, after noticing a sheen around the sunken fishing vessel on Friday.

Assembly funds schools ‘to the cap’ in FY22

After extensive discussions on school funding, the Sitka Assembly has voted to fund the Sitka School District to the cap next fiscal year, increasing the city’s contribution to schools by just under $400,000.



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KCAW Coronavirus Information Hub

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.

City leadership reflects on COVID response, one year into pandemic

Next week marks the one year anniversary of the arrival of COVID-19 to the state of Alaska. City Administrator John Leach and Fire Chief Craig Warren joined KCAW's Erin Fulton to reflect on the city's response to COVID-19 over the last year, and discuss what Sitkans can expect moving forward. Listen here:

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