Local News

Republican primary candidate Mackey visits Wrangell

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Patti Mackey is one of three candidates in the Republican primary election to represent Wrangell and Ketchikan in the Alaska State House of Representatives. Mackey was in Wrangell Thursday to meet voters. more
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Wrangell Medical Center board approves budget

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The Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors Wednesday approved its budget for the new fiscal year. WMC CEO Marla Sanger also updated the board on plans for the new hospital. more
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Wrangell’s new carving facility nearing completion

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Wrangell’s new carving facility is approaching completion, and the Wrangell Cooperative Association is hoping to have a dedication event this winter. more
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Borough Assembly Meeting

Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting of June 24, 2014

Wrangell's Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 24th 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

Assembly considers vehicle tax to fund roads

Sitka’s car owners may soon see a fee increase. The assembly voted 5 to 1 Tuesday night to raise vehicle registration fees. Money raised through the tax would go towards the city’s roads. more

A whale of a tale: Sitka pilot goes viral

A 48-second YouTube video catching the swift reactions of a Sitka float plane pilot went viral this past week. KCAW tracked down the pilot and the man who took the video to bring us the full story of how a routine flight in Southeast Alaska made waves on news programs and websites around the world. more

Daniels pushes students to bring jazz to life

The Dee Daniels Vocal Jazz Workshop is underway this week in Sitka (July 18-25). For the last two years, Daniels has interrupted her touring and teaching schedule to live at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, and coach a half-dozen students of widely-ranging ages and ability. KCAW’s Robert Woolsey recently stopped by her class and learned how much work it takes to make jazz seem effortless. more

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Alaska House Disctrict 36 Round Table Discussion

Wrangell's Assembly holds a budget hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. (File Photo)

Everyone is invited to participate in a round table question and answer session with Alaska House District 36 Republican Primary Candidates Chere Klein, Patti Mackey, and Anges Moran on Tuesday, July 29th, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Assembly Chambers at Wrangell City Hall. more
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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

Corey Goicoechea - An Alaskan Harbor

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

Kuskokwim Fishers: Stop Commercial Openings, Call in Feds

The Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group wants the state to end to all commercial openings for the remainder of the summer. The say despite unmet subsistence needs the state has allowed commercial salmon openings. Some upriver fishermen are fed up with the state, and want the Federal Subsistence Board to manage the river from here on out. More

Assembly approves tax abatement for Fairview

Anchorage’s Fairview neighborhood now has a new tool to encourage development – a tax abatement incentive. The Assembly voted unanimously to approve the measure on Tuesday night. More

Alaska News Nightly: July 22, 2014

Former Foster Parent Sentenced; Fundraising Reports Released; Canadian Mining Projects Worry Critics; Friends Mourn Friend Killed in Biking Accident; Denali Climbing Season Ends; Dipnetters Converge on Kenai More

National News

A Doctor Leading The Fight Against Ebola Has Caught The Virus

Hailed as a "national hero," Dr. Sheik Umar Khan has treated more than 100 Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. Now the 39-year-old is fighting for his life in an isolation ward. More

GM Recalls Nearly 718,000 Vehicles For 'Varying Safety Issues'

GM says no deaths and only two crashes have been linked to the recalls. While many of the vehicles have relatively minor issues, thousands of others have potential problems with their steering. More

Palestinian's Death Provokes Israeli Debate On Defining Terrorism

Israel says the recent killing of a Palestinian teenager was an act of terror and his family is eligible for state benefits. This isn't sitting well with a group that assists Jewish victims of terror. More