Author: Katherine Rose

At seiners’ meeting, demonstrators call to ‘Protect the Herring’

People filled the chairs and lined the walls at an organizational meeting on Saturday for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the day before the Sitka Sac Roe Herring Fishery went on 2 hour notice. Around 75 seiners and Sitkans listened as Fish and Game biologists spoke about last year’s fishery and gave an outlook for this year.

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Assembly meeting canceled due to lack of quorum

The Sitka Assembly will not meet tonight (3/12/19). The regular Tuesday meeting was called off earlier this week, due to a lack of quorum. According to Robert’s Rules, a minimum number of voting members must be in attendance in order to call a meeting.

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STA seeks City’s support on herring

City and Tribal government leaders broke bread at their biannual government to government meeting on Tuesday night (3/5/19). During a two hour dinner at the Westmark Hotel, five of Sitka’s seven assembly members and Sitka Tribal Council members discussed issues of shared significance to STA and the city, like education, affordable housing, homelessness, and economic development.

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Cut PFD before cutting services, say some Sitkans

After hearing a flood of testimony last week (2-28-19), the Senate State Affairs Committee is giving Alaskans two more chances to offer feedback on Senate Bills 23 and 24, legislation that would authorize a full Permanent Fund Dividend and backpay the difference on previously cut PFDs.

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