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Review of Red Chris Mine finds tailings dam concerns

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As Southeast Alaskans become more concerned about mine development in British Columbia, a copper and gold mine in the Stikine River watershed is expected to start full operations next month. But an independent review of its tailings facility found issues with the design.
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School board approves budget revision for tablets

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The Wrangell Public School Board approved budget revisions Monday that would provide tablet devices for all students in Kindergarten through eighth grade.
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Two Wrangell students take first place at DDF home meet

Students from all over Southeast Alaska were in Wrangell Friday and Saturday for a Drama, Debate and Forensics meet. Two Wrangell High School students took first place.
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Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of November 12, 2014

Wrangell's Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting Wednesday, Nov. 12 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to the audio of that meeting.
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Community Focused Programming

Recreation and Road Report

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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. Click on the image above to read or listen to the Recreation and Road Report for November 19th through 28th.
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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. November is the month when animals dig their dens. Click on the image above to listen to Tlinget Phrase of the Week for the forth week of November.
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Southeast News

Sitka herring forecast lowest in a decade

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game, which released its preliminary harvest level for the 2015 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery. The preliminary harvest level is just over 8,700 tons. That would be the lowest level since 2003. And it’s about half of last year’s target.

With four more burglaries, week’s total is ten

Callers reported possible burglaries on Observatory Street, Kincaid Street, Edgecumbe Drive and Halibut Point Road. That brings the total number of burglaries reported this week to ten.

USFS: Transition means fewer unmilled logs

A top Forest Service official says fewer unprocessed logs will be sold overseas under a transition to harvesting younger trees.

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Statewide News

Walker Transition Team Brings 250 Delegates to Shape Policy

Small working groups made up of stakeholders from across the state met in classrooms all over the UAA campus to discuss a wide array of topics as the transition team announced two new department heads. More

City to Pursue $485 Million Design Strategy for Port of Anchorage

The mayor's office announced it has selected a design for the Anchorage Port's overhaul, setting a blue-print for how the half-billion dollar project will take shape in the years ahead. More

Mexican Consulate Readies To Help On Deferred Action Plan

The Mexican government, through it's consulate in Anchorage, has issued a statement regarding President Barack Obama's announcement regarding deferred action on illegal immigrants. More

National News

With Long-Term Deal Elusive, Iran Nuclear Talks Are Extended

The two sides had set a deadline of today to hammer out a deal, curbing Iran's nuclear programs. Instead, Western powers and Iran agreed to a second extension of talks. More

Investigation Begins Of Fatal Police Shooting Of 12-Year-Old

A police officer fired on 12-year-old Tamir Rice because they mistook a replica gun for a real one. A family friend asked why police couldn't have used less lethal force. More

Action On Immigration Meets Silence, Skepticism In Silicon Valley

As an organized sector, the tech industry did not applaud President Obama's executive action on immigration; and the future of the joint campaign for a comprehensive bill is unclear. More