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  1. Wrangell contract talks end, strike may resumeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 6 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers representative Julius Matthew walked the picket line with Wrangell municipal workers Lorne Cook, Dwight Yancey and Andrew Scambler before the strike ended. Interim Borough Manager Carol Rushmore posted a letter on the municipal website Wednesday evening stating she had decided to not accept the union's most recent proposal.


  2. Municipal workers, Wrangell Borough officials return to bargaining tableRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 29 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers representative Julius Matthew walked the picket line with Wrangell municipal workers Lorne Cook, Dwight Yancey and Andrew Scambler before the strike ended. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Wrangell Borough officials returned to the bargaining table today.


  3. Man allegedly went on vehicle theft spree, stealing or damaging at least 8 cars, Wrangell police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Wrangell police arrested a man Thursday who allegedly stole and damaged at least eight cars and trucks during the past week. Police Chief Doug McCloskey said the man won't be named until he's formally charged.


  4. Stikine River mouth closing to king sport fishingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Part way through Wrangell's salmon derby and just before the start of Petersburg's derby, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is closing sport fishing around the mouth of the Stikine River because of low returns of king salmon. Fish and Game issued an emergency order Tuesday, May 23, closing the Grey's Passage area to king salmon sport fishing starting Thursday, May 25, and running through Saturday, July 15. Fish and Game's sport fish biologist for Wrangell and Petersburg Patrick Fowler said early sampling of kings returning to the Stikine make it look like this year's run will not reach the department's pre-season forecast of 18,300 fish.


  5. 100 years after China Joe's death, Juneau historian remembers immigrant pioneers protectedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Mark Whitman tells Kathy Buell about the life of China Joe, a Chinese immigrant who settled in Juneau and was the only Chinese person in the city after a mob ran all the others out of town. Mark Whitman has an annual tradition on May 18, the day a prominent Juneau man died.


  6. Petersburg land grant bill faces scrutiny in the HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Members of Alaska's House Finance Committee this month had some questions about a bill that would increase the amount of state land granted to the Borough of Petersburg. Senate Bill 28 has advanced in the legislature this year despite concerns over the size of the request from the municipality.


  7. Stream temperature monitoring could provide insight into important fish populationsRead the original story

    May 9, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    About 20 attendees from Hoonah, Sitka, Skagway and Wrangell came to Klukwan to practice stream monitoring. The Chilkat River and its nearby waters are a major source of food for subsistence fishermen in Haines and Klukwan.


  8. Nowhere to turn, Wrangell e-waste event dumps electronics properlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The Wrangell Cooperative Association partnered with Seattle-based recycling company Total Reclaim to collect old computers and other e-waste. In Wrangell, recycling isn't as simple as wheeling a plastic container out to the curb each week.


  9. Senate passes Petersburg land grant billRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Legislation to increase the Petersburg borough's land grant from the state passed the Alaska Senate on Monday, April 10. The bill would transfer more than 14,000 acres to the new borough, which hopes to develop or sell off some of the property. It and a companion bill in the House would grant 14,666 acres of state land to the borough government.


  10. Elders study their history at Smithsonian collectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Virginia Oliver, Ruth Demmert, Gabriel George, Violet George, Gabby George, Linda Wynne, Florence Sheakley and Shgen George pose in regalia in front of the U.S. Capitol. Tlingit people from around Southeast Alaska have returned from a trip to the Smithsonian Institution.


  11. Petersburg residents ask tough questions on Mental Health land exchangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The Alaska Mental Health Trust owns land on the hillside south of Petersburg, near the top right of this photo. Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office representatives faced some tough questions about a proposed land exchange between the Trust and the U.S. Forest Service in Petersburg last week.


  12. Inter-Island Ferry attracts more passengersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The Inter-Island Ferry Authority ship Stikine sails to its Ketchikan terminal in 2008. It and its sister ship, the Prince of Wales, are carrying more passengers following a drop in ridership.


  13. Star power: Gold Medal tournament gives fans a lot to cheer aboutRead the original story

    Mar 21, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Yakutat's Martin Sensmeier has been posing with fans all week. Not only is he a Gold Medal baller but he is also a Hollywood star on the rise, recently starring in The Magnificent Seven remake.


  14. Eight Southeast cities target metal junkRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Old trucks are parked in the bushes in Wrangell. The Southeast city is one of eight working on a group agreement to collect and barge old vehicles and other scrap metal south for recycling.


  15. Ocean acidification in Southeast, tribal network seeks regional impactRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Ocean acidification has been big news lately. Experts have spoken about the possible consequences for shellfish and the critters that eat them but, its actual impact in Southeast Alaska is not known.


  16. State cuts bring changes to Southeast commercial fisheriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The dark areas are pink salmon between the falls in the Anan Creek south of Wrangell, Alaska. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Division of Commercial Fisheries has cut some positions, ended some monitoring programs, and found some new funding sources.


  17. 'They Don't Talk Back' comes home to Southeast with Perseverance Theatre premiereRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    "They Don't Talk Back" opens at Perseverance Theatre tonight . Among other themes, it's a play about family, identity, colonization and cultural preservation.


  18. Petersburg advisory committee may try again for brown bear huntRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Petersburg's Fish and Game Advisory Committee might try again to propose a fall hunt for brown bears on the islands around Petersburg, Wrangell and Kake. The committee this month discussed ways to convince the state Board of Game to look more favorably on the proposal.


  19. Top 10 things that we talked about at the water cooler in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    It's the end of the year and that means we're looking back at KTOO's most popular stories. For 2016, we're keeping the list to stories KTOO produced with specific ties to Juneau.


  20. Tides and currents to delay MV Kennicott, Alaska Marine Highway System saysRead the original story

    Dec 27, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The Alaska Marine Highway announced Tuesday that the MV Kennicott's schedule will experience some delays starting Dec. 30 because of tides and currents. The Kennicott will leave Bellingham, Wash., on schedule Dec. 30, but will be about three-and-a-half hours late arriving about 9:30 a.m. Jan. 1 in Ketchikan.


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