Month: April 2008

McConachie and Southland vie for borough mayor seat

The state is holding a mail-in ballot election to decide if Wrangell should or should not become a borough. Voters also get to elect officials to the mayor seat, assembly, school board, port commission, and hospital board. All this week, KSTK is running interviews of each elected board and office. Today we’ll hear interviews with candidates for borough mayor.

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Rep. Wilson wraps up another session

Wrangell representative Peggy Wilson focused on ferries and funding during this year's legislative session. She pushed through a bill making changes to the Marine Transportation Advisory Board. And she worked with other southeast lawmakers to fund major projects in her district. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports.

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Borough confusions get cleared up

With the ballots for the Wrangell borough incorporation mailed out and people gearing up to vote, Wrangell's economic development director clears up some misconceptions and confusions that were brought up during the last public meeting on borough formation. KSTK's Lisa Phu reports.

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Spring on the Stikine

In anticipation of the Stikine River Garnet Festival, the jet boats in Wrangell have begun taking excursions up the river to see the abundance of wildlife. KSTK's Lisa Phu recently got a spring peak of the river on Alaska Waters' Chutine Warrior, and files this story.

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Attorney answers questions on Wrangell borough

The city's borough committee has made a big effort to get information out to the public regarding the benefits of borough formation. But there's a criticism from the public that the committee hasn't addressed the disadvantages of boroughhood. During Monday night's public meeting with city borough attorney James Brennan, some of these disadvantages came out. KSTK's Lisa Phu files this report.

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