SHANNON HAUGLAND

More, bigger ships due next year

SITKA - With Holland America Line putting bigger ships on the Southeast Alaska run and other lines adding Sitka stops, the town can expect a 20 percent increase in cruise ship visitors next year, said Chris McGraw, manager of the Old Sitka dock. Read more

New law strives to reduce driver cellphone use

SITKA - Sitkans appear to be complying with the new law against using handheld cellphones while driving, but some say there's room for improvement. Read more

Sitka city attorney asked to resign after evaluation

SITKA - Sitka's city attorney Robin Schmid has resigned, effective June 1. Read more

Sitka teacher steps in to stop fight

A Sitka middle school teacher defused a dangerous altercation last Monday afternoon when he broke up a brawl between two adults in the school's back parking lot, Sitka police said. Read more

Former Sitka park chief files discrimination suit

Mary Miller, former superintendent of Sitka National Historical Park, filed a lawsuit last week in U.S. District Court, alleging gender and race discrimination in the federal government workplace. Read more

Sitka police to try vouchers to curb holiday DUIs

The three drunk driving arrests in as many days last weekend prompted Sitka Police Lt. Lance Ewers to start thinking about whether the town could start being more proactive about the problem. Read more

Sitka program top draw for Yale students

SITKA - No, it's not your imagination: a lot of Yale University students are in Sitka. Read more

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