The Alaska Marine Highway System will no longer allow children and teenagers under 18 to travel solo. The current rules place no restrictions on 16- and 17-year-olds.
Power was out in Wrangell, Petersburg and Ketchikan after Wednesday night’s storm coated a Ketchikan power plant in salt.
With all precincts reporting, non-affiliated candidate Dan Ortiz led Republican Chere Klein by 19 votes. The race will not be called until absentee and early ballots are counted.
Preliminary election results with 94% of precincts reporting. Updated 12:15 a.m. Wednesday.
A waste management consultant was in Wrangell recently to present a potential recycling plan to the community. Project Manager Richard Herztberg said Wrangell should move forward with commingled recycling.
Wrangell doctor Greg Salard is no longer employed by Alaska Island Community Services. Salard is facing two federal felony charges for possession and distribution of child pornography.
The Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to intervene in a lawsuit supporting the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island. Assembly members said they want to support this timber sale because of its potential to affect future sales.
A jury trial is set for January for a Wrangell doctor accused of distributing and viewing child pornography. A not guilty plea was entered for Dr. Greg Salard during his arraignment in U.S. District Court in Juneau on Tuesday.
The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a special meeting Friday to discuss possible intervention in a lawsuit to support the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island. The borough would have to pay $5,000 to intervene in the lawsuit.
Democratic United States Sen. Mark Begich is running for re-election against Republican Dan Sullivan in the Nov. 4 general election.