Author: Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News

A new commander for the Maple

Lt. Commander Michael Newell formally took charge of the Sitka-based Coast Guard cutter Maple today, in an Assumption-of-Command ceremony held on the ship. The Maple’s previous chief, Lt. Commander Fred Seaton, was relieved of command this fall, after the Coast Guard received reports of a “poor command climate."

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At Assembly, smoking law stirs controversy

Should children be prohibited from entering a business that allows smoking -- even during a non-smoking event? That was the question before the Sitka Assembly on Tuesday. A holiday party for some Sitkans represented, for others, a threat to public health – and a violation of the voters’ intent.

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In Sitka, Lt. Gov Treadwell talks Senate run

Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell is seeking the Republican nomination to run against Democrat Mark Begich for the U.S. Senate, in a race that's drawing nationwide attention. Speaking to KCAW during a stop in Sitka, Treadwell talked public lands, personal privacy, and what, exactly he means by his campaign motto, “bringing decision-making home.”

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Sitka 4th-grader to audition for America’s Got Talent

Most of us take awhile to figure out what we want to do when we grow up. But one Sitka fourth-grader has it all figured out. Hunter Lambdin has been singing pretty much since the day she was born. Now she's headed to the East Coast, to audition for NBC's America's Got Talent -- all thanks to a little help from some Sitka friends.

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Wed Jan 22, 2014

Sitka man sentenced to four years for drunk driving and auto theft. Sealaska looks for youth advisor. Coast Guard monitors sunken tug boat near Wrangell. Forest Service sets up board to rewrite Tongass management plan.

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Democratic candidate Mallott visits Sitka

Democratic candidate for governor Byron Mallott visited Sitka on Wednesday night. He discussed his opposition to SB21, expressed support for the Sealaska land bill, and reminisced about time spent in Sitka.

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