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Platson leaves race for assembly seat

Thursday morning, assembly candidate Loyd Platson told KCAW he had withdrawn from the race, citing health and other reasons.

Assembly takes no action on police investigation

Despite three pending harassment lawsuits, the Sitka Assembly continues to hold off on hiring an outside consultant to investigate the Sitka Police Department. Some assembly members believe an interim police chief may be improving the work environment enough to make an investigation unnecessary.

Sitka Schools cuts IT tech, to save money for teachers

Superintendent Mary Wegner notified five new teachers on Wednesday (8-14-19) that they’ll be receiving contracts, and can start work with the rest of the staff on Thursday. But she’ll also be giving the district’s IT technician his layoff notice, effective at the end of the month.

Familiar faces among applicants for city admin job

The Sitka Assembly continues moving forward with the city administrator hiring process. After advertising for the position at the end of July, the assembly has received a total of 14 applications -- some of them familiar faces to long-time Sitkans.

Sitka Schools offer online enrollment for all students

Sitka's co-assistant superintendent Sarah Ferrency and STEPS coordinator Kari Sagel discuss the district's new online enrollment system. The system was piloted last year in kindergarten, and is now available to all new and returning students.

Sitka artist studies humans by drawing their homes

Sitka artist Bailey Brady draws illustrations of houses. She says every home is actually a portrait of the people within. Her work is on display at Rio's Wine Bar this month. Brady spoke with KCAW's Brooke Schafer.

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