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  1. Odd housing market in Wrangell puts the squeeze on WMC's recruitmentRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | KSKA

    It's not often that a tight housing market boasts the largest average home size in the region coupled with home prices 40 percent below the regional average and the lowest rental prices in the state. But, Wrangell also has the lowest vacancy rates statewide, making it difficult for the Wrangell Medical Center to bring on new hires.

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  2. Alaska News Nightly by Alaska Public MediaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | APRN

    Southeast Alaska's regional tribal government is temporarily ending programs that provide food, clothing and shelter to its most needy clients. Central Council Chief Operating Officer Corrine Garza estimates the programs help about 1,000 tribal members a year.

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  3. No Southeast candidates eliminated in Primary electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 17 | APRN

    Incumbent Republican Cathy Munoz got 832 votes on the GOP ballot. Her Democratic challenger, Justin Parish, won 722 on his party's ballot.

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  4. Watershed Coalition tracks salmon stream temp trendsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 17 | APRN

    The Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition plans to record the temperature of salmon streams across Southeast Alaska over the next two years. The project aims to collect the data to measure climate change's affect on Alaska's most prominent fish, leaving behind eggs, which turn into fry the next spring and eventually smolt before going out to sea.

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  5. Sewer mainline breaks, allowing 20,000 gallons of raw sewage into harborRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 8 | APRN

    A sewer mainline broke early Monday morning near Zimovia Highway, allowing about 20,000 gallons of raw sewage into Wrangell's inner harbor. The break happened near the Zimovia Highway and Case Avenue intersection.

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  6. Southeast pink harvest expected to be below recent yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 5 | APRN

    The largest salmon harvest in Southeast Alaska, the pink salmon fishery, is ramping up. Harvests are forecasted to be below recent years.

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  7. Alaska News Nightly: Monday, August 1, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 1 | KSKA

    The National Park Service is partially re-opening the road into Denali National Park where a large mudslide crossed it near mile 67, west of the Eielson Visitors Center on Saturday. The Denali mud slide is the result of heavy rain.

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  8. Fisherman found dead on boat near WrangellRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 1 | KSKA

    A crew member on a fishing vessel west of Wrangell Island was found dead Saturday morning. Wrangell Search and Rescue responded to the scene after the Coast Guard was notified around 5:47 am Saturday.

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  9. AK: Sawmill Farm, Tongass farm countryRead the original story

    Jul 29, 2016 | APRN

    The Tongass Rainforest isn't what you'd picture as a candidate for farm country. The terrain is rugged, the soil unstable, and it rains over 100 inches a year.

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  10. Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 21, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2016 | APRN

    Light rain in Anchorage this morning is helping stop the spread of the nearly 850 acre McHugh Fire. Crews are able to get close to the blaze and start building a fireline near the Seward Highway.

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  11. Southeast's Columbia ferry stalls in PetersburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2016 | APRN

    The southbound Columbia ferry arrived in Petersburg early this morning and was scheduled to depart shortly after, but an unexpected delay left the boat parked in town all day. Alaska Marine Highway System spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says a mechanical issue with the ship's starboard engine required the ferry to remain moored.

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  12. Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 13, 2016Read the original story

    Jul 13, 2016 | KSKA

    The House of Representatives on Tuesday was working on the spending bill that funds the Interior Department. It typically has a lot of relevance for Alaska, so we've called our Washington correspondent Liz Ruskin to tell us about it.

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  13. Possible boarding school may be great opportunity, but stirs bad memoriesaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2016 | KSKA

    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. For one family, the project is stirring up bad memories of the Institute, an earlier boarding school with a history of abusing students.

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  14. ANSEP and new design plans presented for Wrangell Institute propertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | KSKA

    Wrangell residents were able to take a look at three new design plans for the former Wrangell Institute property Monday evening. The community also got its first look at plans for a possible 400-bed boarding school.

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  15. U.S. Forest Service seeks public comment on proposed Wrangell Timber Sale.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | APRN

    The U.S. Forest Service released five alternatives in their draft environmental impact statement for the Wrangell Island Project on June 2. Its preferred alternative would allow two thirds of the acreage to be selectively harvested and a third clear cut, producing about 65 million board feet. That's down 8 million board feet from the last time the Forest Service sought public comment on the idea in the fall of 2015.

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  16. Alaska News Nightly: Friday, June 3, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | KSKA

    Governor Bill Walker has declared June 3rd to be recognized as Dutch Harbor Remembrance Day. Statewide all flags will fly at half-mast to recognize Japan's World War II attack on Dutch Harbor.

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  17. U.S. Senate bill could give five Southeast "landless" Native groups land.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | KSKA

    A U.S. Senate bill introduced last week could allow Alaska Natives in five Southeast communities to form urban corporations. Haines, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Tenakee, and Wrangell each stand to gain about 23,000 acres of land if the bill passes.

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  18. Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, May 31, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2016 | APRN

    The Legislature is poised to pass a state budget that would prevent layoff notices going out to state workers tomorrow. But the budget could draw three billion dollars from the state's piggy bank, the constitutional budget reserve.

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  19. Former Wrangell Institute property could see another boarding schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2016 | KSKA

    The Wrangell Assembly announced the news at its latest regular meeting. ANSEP is based at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

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  20. Leaner ferry budget could lead to selling of ferry TakuRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | KSKA

    Next winter's ferry schedule will be leaner than this year's, and that was pretty lean. It's the result of budget cuts, which could lead to the sale of the ferry Taku.

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