Toward the end of each school year, Hoonah City Schools celebrates Tlingit culture with the ḵu.éex’, or potlatch. Nearly the entire community is invited to the see the youngest generation carry forward their ancestors’ traditions.
Two groups of Sitka High School students marched out of school Friday. Each called for safer schools but advocating for different solutions. Even though he’s not a fan of protests, senior Anders Marius wanted to create an opportunity for students with a different perspective on gun reform to have their voices heard.
Self-employment is rising in Haines, and personal income growth locally is slightly ahead of the state as a whole, according to an 80-page report on local economic data. It’s the start of a five-year economic development plan for the community.