Local News

Borough assembly gives first-round approval for animal control rules

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The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday unanimously gave a first round of approval to new animal control laws. The assembly also agreed to send a letter to congressional delegates expressing concerns about proposed mines near the Stikine River watershed in British Columbia. more
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Becky Rooney appointed to borough assembly

Becky Rooney was appointed to an open seat on the Wrangell Borough Assembly for a term ending in October. Rooney stopped by KSTK ahead of her first assembly meeting to discuss her new position in city government. more
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School starts for Wrangell district

High school civics class Skypes with David Walker

Monday was the first day of school for Wrangell Public Schools. New teachers, administrators and standardized tests are all making a debut this year. more
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Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of August 26, 2014

Wrangell's Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 26 in Assembly Chambers. Click "more" here to listen to the audio of that meeting. more
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Special Events

Wrangell’s Tlingit Phrase of the Week

Photo by Shady Grove Oliver

Click here to listen to this week's Tlingit Phrase of the week! more
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Southeast News

Petersburg man indicted for explosives

A grand jury has indicted 59-year-old Mark Weaver of Petersburg for possession of unregistered explosives. He was injured in an explosion in a Petersburg rock pit in July, prompting an investigation by federal law enforcement agencies. Weaver was arrested this week in Washington state. more

Sitka Assembly asks for input on proposed car tax

The assembly voted 4-3 on Tuesday night in favor of a proposal that would increase vehicle registration fees. But the ordinance will come before the assembly at least two more times, and it’s not at all clear whether it will make it into law.

Sitka Assembly accepts #IceBucketChallenge

After adjourning on Tuesday evening, the Sitka Assembly lined up in front of Harrigan Centennial Hall and took a serious soaking from the Sitka Fire Department’s Engine #2, under the gleeful direction of Fire Chief Dave Miller.

Special on KSTK

Recreation and Road Report

Photo by Asia Fisher

USFS Interpreter, Corree Delabrue provides weekly updates on events taking place on Wrangell Island and the surrounding area. Information includes USFS road maintenance, logging traffic, wildlife sightings, recreational opportunities and more. more
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Photo of the Week

Southeast Beasts Run

Photo by Lucy Moline-Robinson

Each week, the photo with the most "likes" on Facebook will be featured as our cover photo on Facebook, Twitter, and on kstk.org! The winner will also receive a KSTK Carabiner. To submit a photo, simply email it with your name and a brief description to asia@kstk.org. To view and “like” submitted photos, visit this week’s album on Facebook. more
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Statewide News

State Ferry Union Averts Strike

Alaska Marine Highway System captains and deck officers have avoided a strike that could have shut down ferry service across the state this weekend. Download Audio: More

Appeals Court To Rehear Tongass Exemption Case

The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit released an announcement today (Friday) that it would rehear the Tongass Roadless Rule exemption case. Download Audio: More

Comment Period on FEMA Disaster Declaration To Close

Sunday, Aug. 31, is the deadline for comments to FEMA, or the Federal Emergency Management Agency, on a policy carrying out a law that would allow tribes to request emergency and major disaster declarations. Download Audio: More

National News

Amazon's German Workers Push For Higher Wages, Union Contract

Amazon has thousands of workers in Germany and many are unhappy that they're classified as lower-paid logistics workers. The company says they're well compensated for unskilled labor. More

Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests

When we talk, we focus on the "content" words — the ones that convey information. But the tiny words that tie our sentences together have a lot to say about power and relationships. More

Ghanaian Mystery Writer Says, 'It's Easy To Get Murdered In Accra'

And, author Kwei Quartey adds, "The police may not find you for a little while." That's why he chose to set his second Detective Inspector Dawson book in Ghana's capital. More