Local News

Salard’s jury trial set for February

The jury trial of a Wrangell doctor accused of possessing and distributing child pornography has been bumped nearly two months. Doctor Greg Salard’s defense attorney asked for delay until Feb. 23, 2015.
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Garnet Grit Betties win home roller derby bout

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The Garnet Grit Betties won their roller derby bout in Wrangell Saturday against the Petersburg Ragnarök Rollers. It was the second bout hosted in Wrangell, and there are two more home bouts on the schedule for spring.
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HD36 winner Dan Ortiz chooses to caucus with minority

Dan Ortiz is the new non-affiliated state representative for Alaska House District 36. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK)

Southeast Alaska’s representatives in the state house know their committee assignments following the resolution of several close legislative races in the state’s general election.
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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

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. 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

Photo by Shady Grove Oliver

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

Assembly votes to let garden stands sprout in Sitka

The Sitka Assembly voted Tuesday night to make it easier for residents to sell produce they’ve grown at home. The change is part of an effort to make locally grown food more easily accessible.

Rescued hunter: “I made a couple of mistakes and it cost me.”

John DeLong, the Sitka hunter rescued by the Coast Guard last Wednesday (11-19-14) spent a long, cold night under a tree before the helicopter came to hoist him to safety.

Petersburg honors retiring municipal clerk

Petersburg’s borough clerk is retiring next spring and she is being recognized for decades of work in local governments in Alaska and Michigan.

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Statewide News

Alaska News Nightly: November 25, 2014

Anti-Begich Ad in Voter Guide Prompts Bill to Ban Parties From Booklet; Lobbyist: State budget shortfall will affect Juneau; Ketchikan Assembly Responds to Education Lawsuit Ruling; NMFS Expands Fishing Near Steller Sea Lion Habitat; Sitka herring forecast lowest in a decade; Calista Shareholders Reconsider Enrolling Descendants; ANSEP tripling enrollment in middle school program; Nome Churches, Nonprofits Keep Sales Tax Exemption; Orphaned Bear Cub Finds Temporary Home At Alaska Zoo; When missing person isn’t found, Juneau SEADOGS search for happy ending Download Audio More

Anti-Begich Ad in Voter Guide Prompts Bill to Ban Parties From Booklet

The state Division of Elections took some heat this year for publishing an attack ad against Sen. Mark Begich within the pages of the official voter guide. Now, Rep. Les Gara, an Anchorage Democrat, wants to ban partisan ads in the guide, a booklet that’s mailed to every voting household. Download Audio More

Lobbyist: State budget shortfall will affect Juneau

The City and Borough of Juneau’s lobbyist for state issues says Alaska’s budget woes may lead to conversations during the upcoming legislative session about tapping the Alaska Permanent Fund. Download Audio More

National News

A Calmer Night In Ferguson, Mo., Amid Increased National Guard Presence

Police arrested 44 people after another round of protests — these quieter than the unrest that erupted after the decision not to charge officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. More

Pandora's New Deal: Different Pay, Different Play

The Internet radio service offers greater exposure to artists in exchange for a lower royalty rate. More

Mississippi Schools Sue State For More Money

Mississippi has long ranked near the bottom of the states in educational performance. In a bid to change that, 21 school districts are suing the state for more than $200 million in education funding. More