Local News

Klein is likely HD36 Republican nominee, Wrangell’s votes align with state’s

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With all precincts reporting, it appears Chere Klein won the Republican nomination for State House District 36. more
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Primary election 2014 unofficial results

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Check here for updated primary election results. more
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Wrangell residents learn how seawater can heat buildings

Andy Baker of YourCleanEnergy LLC was in Wrangell Monday to introduce a cleaner, cheaper heating source. Seawater-based heat pumps use a small amount of electricity to lift heat out of the ocean. more
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Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of July 22, 2014

Wrangell's Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting on Tuesday, July 22nd 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

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

Sitka backs oil tax repeal

Ballot Measure 1 may be failing statewide, but in Sitka and the rest of central Southeast Alaska, it was a clear winner on Tuesday. Seventy-five percent of Sitka voters backed the measure, with 1315 “yes” votes to just 448 “no” votes.

The Ice Bucket Challenge splashes into Petersburg

If you’ve spent any time on social media this summer, you’ve probably come across Youtube videos of the Ice Bucket Challenge. It’s a fundraising effort for ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. Now the viral sensation is popping up in communities around Alaska. more

Young voters

August 19th is primary day in Alaska, and several hard-fought races will come to a head. But in Sitka's Harrigan Centennial Hall, the election came down to this: neighbors chatting, ballots marked with blue ink, kids introduced to the polls for the first time. At not yet six weeks old, Theo Gallin (pictured with his mother, Maggie) took the prize for perhaps the youngest Sitkan to make it into a voting booth today.

Special on KSTK

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. more
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Photo of the Week

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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

Begich Says ‘Bring it on’

Now that former DNR Commissioner Dan Sullivan has won the Republican Primary, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich is staking out his positions, emphasizing his record and his support of abortion rights. Download Audio: More

Alaska News Nightly: August 20, 2014

Begich Says 'Bring It On'; Oil Tax Referendum Opponents Declare Victory; Oil Vote Goes Down In State Record Books as the Most Expensive Issue Race; Report: Alaskans Aren't All That Healthy; A Susitna Valley Farm Sells Its Produce Close to Home; Yup'ik Voters Give Ballot Translation Mixed Reviews; Indian Village Totem Poles Come Down in Juneau; Peninsula Women Swim Across Kachemak Bay Download Audio: More

Oil Industry Puts $10M Into Oil Vote

The referendum was the most expensive issue race over a ballot measure in the state history, with the oil industry putting in more than $10 million to defeat the measure. Referendum sponsors spent a fraction of that amount, with a little over half a million raised. Download Audio: More

National News

Night Of Calm In Ferguson Follows Days Of Unrest

A day after police detained 47 people, Wednesday night saw barely a handful of arrests in the St. Louis suburb. More

Hamas Says Airstrike Killed 3 Senior Commanders

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanks the Shin Bet, the country's domestic security service, for intelligence that set up Thursday's attack. More

Notebooks And Pencils And Pens, Cha-Ching!

Our informal survey of what's on those back-to-school shopping lists, and how much it costs to fill kids' backpacks. More