Meredith Redick, KCAW - Sitka

Meredith Redick, KCAW - Sitka
a housing complex

Sitka’s housing crunch hits tribal citizens hardest, study says

The survey also found that tribal citizens are leaving Sitka at a higher rate than other residents.

Environmental DNA offers scientists a look at salmon’s past and future

Scales and other genetic material can be collected from seawater up to two days after fish leave an area, according to a new paper.
an exorcist

A conversation with Alaska’s exorcist

KCAW’s Meredith Redick sat down with Father Joseph McGilloway, the official exorcist for the Catholic Church in Alaska, to talk about his work.
a state ferry

Ferry officials seek input in long-range planning process

The Alaska Marine Highway System is hosting an online survey to learn the public's priorities as it works to replace several aging state ferries.
an older golden retriever rests on a dog bed

Sitka dog comes home after 65 days lost in the woods

Stella previously survived getting trapped in a truck that was crushed during Sitka’s deadly 2015 landslides.

Census seeks sound evidence of music’s economic impact in Alaska

A group of independent musicians hopes their census will spark a new conversation on how best to support the state’s vibrant music scene.
the underside of a sunflower star

Sunflower stars take center stage in kelp research

Sea stars may not intimidate us humans, but to a population of sea urchins, they’re a formidable predator.
a group of 11 people pose for a photo

Prominent Sitka counselor and advocate dies in boating accident

Deanna Moore, 51, was a well-known counselor and advocate at Sitkans Against Family Violence and Sitka Counseling.
a map of Three Entrance Bay near Sitka

Sitka woman killed, 2 hurt in weekend boating capsize

A Sitka woman died after a boat capsized near Sitka Sunday morning, injuring two men also on board who were rescued.