For many small, Alaska communities, Facebook groups have become an important way to share information, particularly during the pandemic. But they can also be challenging to moderate, especially as Facebook continues to grapple with how to regulate speech on its site. Keeping divisive rhetoric off of groups like Sitka Chatters can feel like a full-time job.
The Women’s March on Washington is coordinating buses to Washington D.C. to protest the inauguration. It’s inspiring marches around Alaska. One will be held in Sitka on Saturday (01-21-17). And while organizers say the march is more about giving voices to issues locals care about, other don’t see it that way.
Today (08-16-16) is the one-year-anniversary of the August 18th landslide in Sitka. In the week that followed, many in Sitka volunteered food, shelter, and sweat to the recovery effort. And amid these gestures of aid, one of the most healing agents was words.
Coordinators of Sitka's landslide response and relief effort gathered in the KCAW studios this morning (08-25-15), both to recount the events of the past week and relay immediate needs. Chief Dave Miller of the Sitka Fire Department was joined by Major Turnie Wright, the minister with the local Salvation Army post, and Samantha Cox, a moderator on the Facebook website Sitka Chatters. Downloadable audio.Read More