Wrangell teachers implement iPads in elementary school classrooms Wrangell teachers implement iPads in elementary school classrooms

Wrangell teachers implement iPads in elementary school classrooms

Wrangell second-graders use their new iPads to record a weather report. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK) The Wrangell School District brought its elementary school up to a one-to-one student-to-computer ratio last month by giving each student an iPad to use in class. Evergreen Elementary School students used to get old laptops handed down from the high school. This year, the Wran … more

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Child porn charges lead to Louisiana rape charges for former Wrangell doctor Child porn charges lead to Louisiana rape charges for former Wrangell doctor

Child porn charges lead to Louisiana rape charges for former Wrangell doctor

A former Wrangell doctor awaiting trial on federal child pornography charges is also wanted in Louisiana to face sexual assault charges against a child. Federal child porn charges against Greg Salard have led the state of Louisiana to revisit an old sexual assault investigation and charge him with aggravated rape. Salard was already being held at the Lemon Cree … more

Port Commission proposes Meyers Chuck moorage fees Port Commission proposes Meyers Chuck moorage fees

Port Commission proposes Meyers Chuck moorage fees

The Wrangell Port Commission Thursday approved new moorage rates for Meyers Chuck and a new storage reservation fee for the Marine Service Center. The new fees still need to be approved by the Wrangell Borough Assembly. Meyers Chuck, a small community between Wrangell and Ketchikan, has never had moorage fees before. Wrangell took over the Meyers Chuck dock from the state last summer, a … more

School, borough officials discuss Wrangell Public Schools budget School, borough officials discuss Wrangell Public Schools budget

School, borough officials discuss Wrangell Public Schools budget

The Wrangell School Board met with the Wrangell Borough Assembly last week to discuss the school district’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year and the potential shortfall it is facing from a loss of state and federal funding. Education cuts at the state and federal level could amount to over $1 million in cuts to Wrangell’s approximately $6 million school budget. The big c … more

Local News

Public media cuts could end local programming

Wrangell's KSTK is among public broadcasters facing deep cuts that could change  programming. (File photo)

Some Alaska public broadcasters would have to give up local programming if the state Senate’s budget cuts go through. more
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Assembly approves changes to firearm ordinance

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The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday approved changes to local firearm laws and made them less restrictive. more
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Wrangell teachers implement iPads in elementary school classrooms

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The Wrangell School District brought its elementary school up to a one-to-one student-to-computer ratio last month by giving each student an iPad to use in class. Wrangell second-graders got to start using their new iPads by creating multimedia books about weather. more
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Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of April 14, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly held its regular meeting Tuesday, April 14 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting. more
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Southeast News

Borough to consider using two recycling programs

Petersburg is planning to purchase blue recycling bins for household customers, to replace blue plastic bags currently used for curbside collection.

The Petersburg Borough Assembly is set to consider a resolution that would run two curbside recycling programs at the same time, one for blue recycling bags and one for carts.

Injunction denial met with pleasure, disappointment

This image is from the cover of the Big Thorne Timber Sale Environmental Impact Study. (U.S. Forest Service photo)

Thursday’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against an emergency motion for an injunction to delay the Big Thorne Timber Sale was greeted with pleasure or disappointment, depending on who you talk to.

Closing after 65 years, Brenner women look to the future

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The doors of one of the oldest family-owned stores in Sitka closed last month. Brenner’s Fine Clothing and Gifts has been a staple on Lincoln Street for the past 65 years.

Statewide News

Key Issues Linger As Legislative Session’s End Closes In

The Alaska State Legislature is scheduled to gavel out on Sunday, before the stroke of midnight. But many of the issues lawmakers have delved into – the budget, Medicaid, marijuana – are still unsettled. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez joins us to talk about what the end game for the legislative session looks like. Download Audio More

Arctic Priorities Questioned on Eve of U.S. Chairmanship

The United States assumes chairmanship of the Arctic Council next week, kicking off a two-year window to assert American priorities in the region. The U.S. and other member nations have committed to making the Arctic a “zone of peace.” But now, some Arctic watchers wonder if the U.S. needs to add an item to its Arctic priority list: get tough with Russia. Download Audio More

Refined Fuel Tax Measure Heads To Governor’s Desk

Though discussion of new revenues hasn’t gone far in the Legislature this session, the Senate on Friday passed a measure taxing refined fuels. Download Audio More

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Our Spring Drive is underway, and you have the power to keep public radio viable in our community. We bring you the local news and community-focused information you can't find anywhere else, and without ads popping up all over your screen. How can we do this? Because KSTK is a user-supported service. And since you're using it right now, we're asking you to take two minutes to support it. You are the public in public radio, and we wouldn't be anywhere without you! more
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Special on KSTK

Photo of the Week

"Pats Lake" by Andrea Laughlin

We want your Alaska photos! 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 photo@kstk.org. more
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Community Focused Programming

Wrangell’s Tlingit Phrase of the Week

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Tlingit Phrase of the Week is a project launched to help with the survival and renewal of the Tlingit language in Wrangell. Each phrase speaks to Wrangell's seasons and the Tlingit way of life. April is the month before everything hatches. This is Tlingit Phrase of the Week for the third week of April. more
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National News

Congo Monkey Spotted Decades After Species' Alleged Demise

Bouvier's red colobus monkey — thought to have disappeared for good from the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo sometime in the 1970s — has been photographed by two researchers. More

2 Decades Later, 168 Victims Of Oklahoma City Attack Are Remembered

Former President Bill Clinton and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin spoke at a ceremony remembering the April 19, 1995 bombing — the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history. More

Shroud Of Turin Goes Back On Display In Italy For A Limited Engagement

The 14-by-3.5-foot cloth, believed by many faithful to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, will be shown to the public until June 24. More