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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.

Wrangell timber sale plan moving forward

A shelter on Wrangell’s waterfront harks back to the days when timber was king. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)The U.S. Forest Service is moving closer to selling old-growth timber stands on roaded areas of Wrangell Island.

Discretionary voting before Sealaska shareholders

4 shareholders proxyballot croppedA measure before Sealaska shareholders could alter the way board elections are held. And that could bring leadership changes.

Will Meyers Chuck get a new dock?

Meyers Church's dock, upper right, could be rebuilt if Wrangell takes over ownership. (Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority photo)A dock and float-plane site between Wrangell and Ketchikan could be on track to be rebuilt. The Meyers Chuck dock is on the Cleveland Peninsula off Clarence Strait.

Salmon derbies set for Wrangell, other SE cities

Jan Herron displays the 41.2-pound fish that won Wrangell's 2008 derby (KSTK)Anglers are getting their gear ready for Southeast's many salmon derbies. Wrangell, Juneau, Ketchikan, Craig-Klawock, Petersburg and Sitka are among contest locations.

Mariner’s Memorial takes another step

This is the draft design for the Heritage Harbor Mariner's Memorial. (Corvus Design)Wrangell officials have OK’d updated plans for a Mariner's Memorial at the community's Heritage Harbor.

Byron Mallott: ‘It’s a good time for leadership to change to some degree’

Byron Mallott, right, mingles with visitors at the open house of his campaign headquarters in Juneau. Mallott will leave Sealaska’s board of directors next month to concentrate of his race for governor. (Lisa Phu/KTOO)Democrat Bryon Mallott will leave Sealaska’s board of directors next month to spend more time campaigning for governor. The move shakes up an already contentious board election.

Peggy Wilson ending long legislative career

Wrangell Rep. Peggy Wilson poses at her Capitol office at the start of this year's legislative session. Her district includes Ketchikan and parts of Prince of Wales Island. Photo by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska.Southeast Alaska's longest-serving lawmaker is retiring. Peggy Wilson says she will not seek re-election to her Wrangell-based House district.

St. Frances fixes Wrangell’s feral cat problem

Dolores Klinke feeds cats in her garage at St. Frances Animal Rescue - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTKTen years ago, Wrangell was crawling with feral cats. They roamed the streets, getting into trash and nesting in condemned buildings. Now, it’s hard to even find a cat downtown because of the hard work of one lady.

Assembly discusses negotiating power for Tyee

The regular meeting of the borough assembly was Tuesday, April 22. The assembly discussed the role of Thomas Bay in the transfer of the Tyee Lake project.