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As Sitka’s senior population grows, Assembly weighs in on tax exemption programs

While Sitka’s senior sales tax exemption is back, not all elements of the program are the same. Senior citizens gave the Assembly an earful about this on Tuesday night. The group voted to restore the program to the way it was before. The Assembly also learned more about the city's audit of the senior citizen/disabled veteran property tax exemption program.

‘Integrated’ research merges human experience and fisheries science

NOAA and the University of Alaska are involved in a study that they hope leads to the integration of human experience into fisheries management. It could change decades of fisheries management in Alaska in which ordinary peoples’ observations, expectations, and knowledge have played no role at all.

As more ballots are counted, Kreiss-Tomkins opens lead in House race

The results of the House District 35 race were delayed on election night due to a technical issue in voting across Southeast. But election returns are finally in for Sitka, Petersburg and other communities affected by the malfunction. As of 3 p.m. Thursday, Democratic incumbent Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins leads Republican challenger Richard Wein by almost 670 votes with 85 percent of precincts reporting.

November 8th, 2018: What’s happening at tonight’s Assembly meeting?

Issues of concern to Sitka's seniors are a main topic for discussion at the Sitka Assembly meeting tonight. The Assembly will discuss the senior property tax exemption, as well as how the senior sales tax exemption program has been reinstated by the city.

Learn to live with diabetes with help from SEARHC

Today is World Diabetes Day, a global awareness campaign focusing on diabetes, and November Diabetes Awareness Day. SEARHC Diabetes Educator Kelly Lakin joined KCAW's Katherine Rose this morning to discuss community educational events like grocery store tours Wednesday and Thursday.

Sentinel Sports: Lady Braves suffer tough loss at state volleyball tournament

Mt. Edgecumbe Lady Braves suffered a tough loss at the state volleyball tournament over the weekend. Sentinel Sports Editor Klas Stolpe joined KCAW's Rob Woolsey this morning to talk about it and what comes next for the team. He also let us know about tonight's not-to-be-missed wrestling event at the Sitka Performing Arts Center.

Film company sets upcoming anthology series in Sitka

Driven Equation, an LA-based film company, is developing a fictional anthology series about Sitka in 2019. Director and Executive Producer Rafael Thomaseto describes "Sitka TV Show" as an environmental portrait where characters' "identities intersect with the Alaskan landscape.

Job Opportunity: Development Director

Love Sitka? Love radio? Raven Radio seeks enthusiastic, self-motivated team member to coordinate our fundraising efforts. Full-time, exempt position. Applications accepted until position is filled. Initial screening begins October 22.

K300 race nominated for Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

The Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race was born in Myron Angstman’s living room in 1979, almost 40 years ago. If there’s one word that can describe the sled dog race, it’s scrappy. “We don’t take no for answer when putting on the...

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