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As city staff tackle budget shortfalls and higher school funding cap

There’s an unusual word being used in early budget discussions in Sitka -- “surplus.” But that doesn’t mean that the city has money to burn. Belt-tightening over the past few months has offset revenue declines during the pandemic -- and given Sitka some unexpected options in its finances next year.



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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.

SEAHRC hosts challenge in honor of American Heart Health Month

In honor of American Heart Health Month, SEARHC is hosting a 28-day "Heart of the Matter" challenge in February to help people adopt heart healthy habits in 2021. Health educators Heleena van Veen and Doug Osborne joined KCAW's Erin Fulton on the morning interview to talk about how Sitkans can get involved.

Kake murder trial moved to Juneau

Jade Williams was 19 when she died in 2017. (Photo courtesy of Grace Gordon Duncan) A man accused...

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