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Stough gives up TBPC presidency, assembly seat

James Stough has resigned as president of the Thomas Bay Power Commission and given up his seat on the Wrangell Borough Assembly. The resignation came after Stough missed two TBPC meetings earlier this month. more

Medicare enacts limits on Wrangell physical therapy visits

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Medicare has extended a limit on physical therapy coverage to the Wrangell Medical Center. Starting in 2014, Medicare will cover physical therapy for Wrangell residents up to $1,920 each year. more

Yacht rally cancellation disappoints Wrangell businesses

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The Salty Dog Rally was expected to bring 40 yachts and a lot of business to Wrangell this week. The rally was canceled after the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce and local businesses put time, effort and money into planning for the influx of tourists. more

Wrangell dancers take Celebration 2014 stage

Wrangell's Old Willow Town Dancers, made of students in the community’s Johnson-O'Malley Program, perform at Celebration 2014. (Screenshot/360North)

The Old Willow Town Dancers, with students in the community’s Johnson-O’Malley Program, performed at Celebration 2014 in Juneau. more

Wrangell paddlers complete journey to Celebration 2014

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Canoes landed on a crowded beach in Juneau Wednesday to kick off the Southeast Alaska Native festival known as Celebration 2014. Alicia Chilton and Ken Hoyt were two paddlers who have roots in Wrangell.

Chilton was born and raised in … more

State turns over Meyers Chuck dock ownership

Meyers Chuck, between Wrangell and Ketchikan, will see a new dock within a few years. (Map by US Beacon)

Wrangell officials have agreed to take over the Meyers Chuck dock. The state will provide funds for a replacement. more

Mark Mitchell appointed to Wrangell Assembly

Wrangell’s newest Borough Assembly member is a relatively recent arrival. Mark Mitchell calls himself a semi-retired Colorado rancher. more

Wrangell utility rates to increase about 5 percent

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Borough Manager Jeff Jabusch says electric rates will go up 5 percent across the board next month. Water, sewer and garbage fees will increase between 4 and 6 percent. more

Southeast loses 10 school superintendents

Southeast Alaska has 17 school districts. Ten have or are getting new superintendents. (Courtesy Alaska Association of School Administrators)

More than half of Southeast Alaska’s school districts have hired new superintendents this year. Why are so many leaving and what impact will that have? more

No free ride for Southeast legislative candidates

Southeast Alaska's House and Senate districts are shown in this 2013 redistricting map. (AK Redistricting Board)

All Southeast legislative incumbents face challengers this year. A dozen people put their names in the hat by Monday’s filing deadline. more