Tag: The Cost of Living in Sitka

For the youngest member of Sitka’s planning commission, affordable housing is a top priority

Katie Riley, 28, grew up in Sitka. After leaving for college and working abroad, she returned to her hometown and decided to get involved. She’s the youngest member of the Sitka Planning Commission and has a passion for addressing Sitka’s affordable housing crisis. KCAW’s Erin McKinstry spoke with Riley about the problem and possible solutions as part of a special “Building Solutions” series. Read More

More than a guilty pleasure, online shopping is a savings strategy in Sitka

One way people are responding to higher food prices is to buy food online. For our series, "The Cost of Living in Sitka," KCAW looked into the trend of buying food -- not in a cart -- but with the click of a mouse. Also, a recent Supreme Court ruling opens the door for an online sales tax, but would that benefit municipalities?  Read More

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