Despite decades of efforts by various organizations, Sitka has no homeless shelter.
Fabian Grutter is a self-described electric vehicle enthusiast, and five years ago he started the project of hybridizing his fishing boat.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, is based in Washington state. But Sitka Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins wants to see NOAA’s Alaska-focused staff, programs and assets relocated closer to home.
Bail has been set at $1 million for the alleged shooter in a weekend assault that left a Sitka woman hospitalized with bullet wounds in both legs. At least five other people face felony charges for various roles in the incident.
The state Senate’s capital budget for fiscal year 2016 includes new harbor and energy projects for Southeast Alaska.