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Sitka’s police chief defends department, calls abuse allegations ‘wounds from the past’

The Sitka Police Department is nearing the end of a two-year period marred by several lawsuits brought by former employees. At a recent assembly meeting municipal attorney Brian Hanson reported that the last of the three suits, a sexual harassment claim against the city by former detective Mary Ferguson, is pending settlement. But as that tumultuous period for the Sitka Police Department draws to a close, new accusations of racism and use of force within the organization have emerged, fueled by the growing national conversation about policing. Read More

Ed Schoenfeld: A 30-year ride on the digital news revolution

CoastAlaska news director Ed Schoenfeld retired last week, after nearly 15 years on the job. We featured Ed in short news story on May 31 -- his last official day -- but we wanted to give you a little more insight into the mind of a guy who's been writing news in Southeast Alaska -- for radio and print -- for over 30 years. Read More
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