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DaGinaa Hít: A dying building tells a complicated story of clan, culture, and history

One of only nine remaining clan houses in Sitka is on the verge of collapse. The historic property is deeply rooted in Sitka’s clan traditions, and its passing is a significant milestone. Note: In our initial report on this issue, we incorrectly identified the English translation of the building as the “On The Point House.” We regret the error. The century-old frame house is one of a pair, side-by-side on Katlian Street, in a historic district of Sitka that was resettled by Tlingit following...

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The last time political boundaries were redrawn, Southeast lost a senator and a House member which diminished its voice in the legislature.

So there was some relief when the draft redistricting maps were published last week because the size of Southeast’s political delegation remained the same: four House members and two state Senators for next year’s election.

The City of Bethel could soon lose nearly half its police force following a new vaccine mandate. The mandate, announced on Sept. 13, gives city employees two weeks to receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The mandate takes effect September 27. 

Hunters reflect on moose season along the Nushagak

Sep 17, 2021

“My mom was saying that the moose probably are timing us: ‘These guys come at 7 o’clock every morning and then again at 6 p.m.’ So they probably go into the woods and hide until they know we’ve left,” said Mindy Heyano, who got a moose early in the season.

The Lower Kuskokwim School District just wrapped up a year-long effort to better protect its students from sexual abuse. 

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