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Wrangell gets school-funding boost

JUNEAU, ALASKA Wrangell recently learned it would get an increase in federal education funds this year. Borough and school officials had worried the $750,000 annual payments would disappear. But last-minute Congressional action approved the Secure Rural Schools Act funding. It also boosted the amount to about $930,000 for this year.
CoastAlaska’s Ed Schoenfeld spoke to Wrangell Schools Superintendent Woody Wilson about the funding boost. Here's that interview.

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Wrangell hospital project closes contracts, starts fresh

The City and Borough of Wrangell and the Wrangell Medical Center closed a settlement this month with a company formerly contracted to help finance a new hospital building. After the hospital project stalled in 2012 with more than a million dollars spent on contracts, city and hospital officials are hoping for a fresh start. more

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. more