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  1. For one family, the prospect of a new Wrangell boarding school stirs up bad memoriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 16 | Anchorage Daily News

    An undated photo shows the Wrangell Institute school in Southeast Alaska. Wrangell's School Board, Borough Assembly and tribal government have all shown support for building a 400-bed boarding school on the former Wrangell Institute property in Southeast Alaska.

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  2. Dismal Copper River king return triggers angler restrictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    The bounce-back summer for king salmon in several waterways across Alaska is not universal, and one mighty river that's struggling mightily is the Copper River. Draining parts of the Wrangell and Chugach mountains, the Copper is rated the 10th largest river in the country, based on the volume of water it moves.

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  3. Wrangell students explore Southeast Alaska's 'Great River'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    The kids came stomping down the gangway wearing life jackets and rubber boots, carrying backpacks containing lunches, rain gear, and in some cases, binoculars. Teachers deftly organized the 15 fourth-graders from Wrangell's Evergreen Elementary School into a line, not an easy thing since these kids were pumped on what they were about to do.

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  4. It's time to break the Legislature's habit of secrecyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    It's no secret they disagree about the budget, oil taxes, oil tax credits, the return of the income tax, increases in other taxes, whether to restructure the Alaska Permanent Fund and the formula for the Permanent Fund dividend. By keeping these arguments out of public view, perhaps fearing an outbreak of candor, legislative leaders have shortchanged Alaskans.

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  5. Survivor still critical as wreckage recovery begins in Alaska plane crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Sitka Mountain Rescue members took these photos during the rescue of 21-year-old Morgan Enright from a plane crash that killed three Wrangell men on Admiralty Island on Friday, April 8, 2016. Enright was listed in critical condition at a Seattle hospital Sunday.

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  6. Three dead in plane crash near JuneauRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Three people died in the crash of a single-engine plane on Admiralty Island south of Juneau on Friday, according to Lance Ewers, a captain at Sitka Mountain Rescue. The only survivor, whom Alaska State Troopers identified as 21-year-old Morgan Enright of Ketchikan, was being flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment, according to a spokesman at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau, where she was originally taken.

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  7. Despite myths, 'Alaska's Skyboys' takes a measured look at pilots of the northRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Asked to write a poem about his favorite person, a third grader from Cordova captured perfectly public sentiment for pilot Harold Gillam: "He thrilled 'em/ Chill 'em/ Spilled 'em/ But no kill'em/ Gillam." The Alaska Road Commission made preparations to convert the Copper River & Northwestern Railway into a highway in the summer of 1950.

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  8. TSA struggles to fill vacant positions at airports around AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    With many positions open at more than a dozen airports around the state, the Transportation Security Administration says finding new hires is particularly challenging in Alaska. A slew of factors make finding and keeping employees tough -- from rural locations of airports to a high cost of living to the lure of other, more lucrative summertime work.

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  9. Permits for popular Southeast bear-viewing site available soonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Girls on Ice 2009 expedition member Angelica Ferreira navigates a crevasse field on Mount Baker in Washington as she descends after exploring the summit and active volcanic crater. The Anan Wildlife Observatory , 30 miles southeast of Wrangell in Southeast, is considered a world-class site for watching black and brown bears gorge on pink salmon.

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  10. Meaty lesson learned in Anaktuvuk PassRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Nunamiut elder Raymond Paneak holds up the warble fly larvae, plucked off the hide of a caribou he is skinning. With it pinched between his fingers, he shows the yellowish white kumuk to the 30 or so people - students and teachers - who have gathered behind the school to watch and learn the Inupiat way to butcher a caribou.

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  11. Meaty lesson learned in Anaktuvuk PassRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Nunamiut elder Raymond Paneak holds up the warble fly larvae, plucked off the hide of a caribou he is skinning. With it pinched between his fingers, he shows the yellowish white kumuk to the 30 or so people - students and teachers - who have gathered behind the school to watch and learn the Inupiat way to butcher a caribou.

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  12. Proponents say Juneau road could provide boon during Alaska's fiscal crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Facing economic troubles expected to be made worse by fewer state government jobs, advocates of a road out of Juneau are saying that road construction could be an economic stimulus that can provide jobs through the downturn. "That's important to us because we're talking about our friends and neighbors and whether they're going to be employed here or whether or not they are going to have to leave our community," said Denny Dewitt, executive director of the First Things First Alaska Foundation , a Juneau group promoting resource use and economic development.

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  13. Rally the Regions tournament: Bristol Bay, Selawik girls punch finals ticketsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Bristol Bay and Selawik girls basketball teams dispatched opponents Wednesday to set up a New Year's Eve showdown of unbeatens in the inaugural Rally the Regions Hardwood Classic at Grace Christian. Silky smooth Anna Hansen scored 18 points and ran her tournament scoring average to more than 20 a game in the Angels' 43-37 victory over Unalakleet Wednesday.

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  14. Rally the Regions basketball tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    The inaugural Rally the Regions Hardwood Classic, a four-day basketball tournament and cultural celebration featuring boys and girls teams from across the state will be held in Anchorage Dec. 28 - Dec. 31. Sponsored by Alaska Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the tournament will feature class 2A boys and girls teams from five of the state's six regions: Unalakleet, Bristol Bay, Hooper Bay, Wrangell, Selawik and Scammon Bay. All games, six each day, will be held in the Grace Christian School gymnasium.

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  15. Week-long search suspended for missing man near WrangellRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    Alaska State Troopers are asking for the public's help in the search for a Wrangell man, last seen more than two weeks ago at a cabin. According to a Tuesday trooper dispatch, 38-year-old Brandon Peterson was seen by members of the Wrangell Fire Department at about 1 a.m. on Dec. 13 at a cabin in the settlement of Tom's Place, roughly 20 miles south of the Southeast Alaska community.

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  16. Rally the Regions tournament: Unalakleet boys, Selawik and Bristol Bay girls stay unbeatenRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    Undefeated teams are hard to find after the first two days of the Rally the Regions Hardwood Classic. In fact, only three unbeatens remained after Tuesday's play: the Unalakleet Wolf Pack boys, the Selawik Wolves girls and the Bristol Bay Angels girls.

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  17. NOTEBOOK: Shaq's making his presence felt at ShootoutRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    For the second year, basketball icon Shaquille O'Neal is appearing at the tournament on the arena's JumboTron, where he is introducing promotions by Shootout title sponsor GCI. In truth, GCI is connected to O'Neal through Monster Inc., the maker of headphones, speakers and other accessories.

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  18. Body of missing Wrangell boater foundRead the original story

    Nov 18, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    The body of a missing 53-year-old Wrangell boater whose return was more than a week overdue was recovered from Earl West Cove Wednesday, according to Alaska State Troopers. In an online dispatch, troopers said Kenneth Trammel's body was spotted floating in the cove about 12 air miles southeast of Wrangell.

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  19. Search continues in Southeast Alaska for overdue Wrangell boaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    A search by state and federal authorities for an overdue boater near Wrangell, first reported Sunday to Alaska State Troopers, continuing Tuesday. Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert said Monday search efforts hadn't found any sign of 53-year-old Kenneth Trammel or his white 38-foot Bayliner boat, the Thalasa.

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  20. Troopers, Coast Guard seek overdue Wrangell boaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    U.S. Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers search teams are looking for a Wrangell man and a midsize boat that are five days overdue to return to the Southeast Alaska town. Word that 53-year-old Kenneth Trammel was overdue reached troopers just before 10:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a Monday dispatch.

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