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.
A female police officer filed a sexual harassment complaint against the Sitka Police Department on Thursday. 32-year-old Mary Ferguson alleges that throughout her time on the force, she was treated differently because of her gender and subject to sexual harassment by male officers. This is the second lawsuit filed against the department in less than two months.