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1st budget draft revealed at school board meeting

A first draft of the Wrangell School District’s 2020 budget was made public at last Monday’s school board meeting. In total, the proposed budget for FY 2020 allows for $5.37 million in revenue, and $5.34 million in expenditures. This budget is...

 

Alaska Marijuana: Dunleavy eyes repeal of alcohol, pot boards

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Gov. Mike Dunleavy wants to repeal the boards tasked with regulating alcohol and marijuana in Alaska, according to documents from state officials. The plan was outlined in a letter to commerce department employees by...

 

School board prepares for legislative fly-in, discusses legislative priorities

Members of the Wrangell school board and two high school students will be heading to Juneau this week for the legislative fly-in. The fly-in is an event organized by the Association of Alaska School Boards. According to Aleisha Mollen, school board p...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Government shutdown causing few problems in Alaska's fisheries

The government shutdown has caused few problems so far in Alaska’s fisheries, but concern is growing as it enters a third week.  The shutdown of nine out of 15 federal departments and agencies on Dec. 21 has furloughed about 800,000 workers...

 

Salmon Sisters add wild salmon Skin Serum as first wellness product to popular line of ocean-themed goods

An Alaskan sisterhood of sorts is advancing a line of tundra botanicals mixed with the sea to create potent anti-aging skin care products bearing the best of both. A wild salmon Skin Serum is the...

 

Judicial council begins process of replacing ousted judge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A state Superior Court judge ousted in the general election will be replaced by an appointee of Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy. Anchorage television station KTVA reports Judge Michael Corey’s term in office ends 90 days after...

 

Midterm results are in, almost forty percent of Wrangell turned out

Out of 1,904 registered voters in Wrangell, according to preliminary election results for the 2018 midterms, there was a local turnout of 733. This is a percentage of 38.5 percent. Kim Lane, Wrangell city clerk, said there were 175 early ballots...

 

Wrangell votes in midterm elections

The midterms have come again, and Wrangell turned out to make their voice heard in the Nov. 6 election. Polls were open at the Nolan Center. On the ballot was the position of Alaska governor and...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Begich believes state funding for fisheries research and stock assessments top priority

“With fisheries, it’s almost the forgotten resource of our state as an economic driver. It’s almost like they are an afterthought.  We have to realign that,” said Mark Begich, Democratic candidate for Alaska governor, as we readied for an...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Cell phones are being used by fishermen to bounty hunt for lost fishing gear for pay. California fishermen created the retrieval project last year along with the Nature Conservancy to get ropes, buoys, pots and anchors out of the water after the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 30, 2018

2018 Primary unofficial election results posted online

After voting on Aug. 21, the results of the Alaska primary election have started to come in. Unofficial election results have been posted online at the Alaska Division of Elections’ website. According to the election results, it was a low turnout...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska pollock is the top fish catch in the world for four years running

As Bill Governor Walker prepares to sign a bill this week enacting the Alaska Mariculture Development Plan, 16 new applicants hope to soon begin growing shellfish and seaweed businesses in just over 417 acres of tideland areas in Alaska. The new...

 
 By Laine Welsch    Dockside    June 21, 2018

Alaska Fish Factor

Shockwaves rocked the Alaska seafood industry when China announced on Friday that it will add an additional 25 percent tariff on seafood imports starting July 6 in retaliation to Trump’s trade war. “The 25 percent will be added to the current...

 

Former Sen. Begich to challenge Walker in upcoming race

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) ­– Democratic former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich is running for governor of Alaska, complicating Gov. Bill Walker’s re-election bid. Begich made his plans official shortly before a Friday filing deadline. Before the announcement,...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 7, 2018

Fish Factor: Hagfish, commonly called slime eels may become viable fishery; ready markets await

Hagfish is the real name for what is commonly called slime eels and it could become a viable fishery with ready markets standing by. Little is known about hagfish in Alaska, although they are commonly caught elsewhere in the U.S. and abroad. In...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 3, 2018

Fish Factor: The biggest project focuses on research to help determine the causes of declining Chinook salmon

A shuffle in some funding leaves Alaska’s commercial fisheries division in good shape to manage the resources and target important projects across the state. At first glance, the $69 million operating budget for FY19 appears to be down slightly...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 12, 2018

Fish Factor: April brought mixed bag for several Alaska fisheries, starting with huge slump in herring haul at Sitka Sound

Spring is usually the busiest time of year for brokers in the buy/sell/trade business for Alaska salmon permits. But that’s not the case this year. Values for several salmon permits had ticked upwards after a blockbuster salmon fishery in 2017,...

 

Governor makes plans for re-election

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Monday announced plans to seek re-election as an independent, saying he’s focused on a vision for the state and not on partisanship. He and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott filed candidate paperwork with...

 

Dunleavy announces plans to run for governor

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A Republican state senator has announced plans to run for governor in Alaska. Sen. Mike Dunleavy of Wasilla on Monday filed with the Alaska Public Offices Commission a letter of intent to run. The election will be held next...

 

Alaska lawmakers pass budget compromise to avert shutdown

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Legislature, motivated by the threat of a government shutdown, approved a plan late Thursday to fund state operations for another year. The proposal, advanced by budget negotiators and passed by the House and...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 16, 2017

Senate PFD restructure could repurpose portion of ERA

The Senate Finance Committee reviewed a bill which could end up reshaping the future of the state’s finances last week. As with two other bills under consideration, the Permanent Fund Protection Act (Senate Bill 26) would arrange the Permanent...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 2, 2017

Ortiz call-in hears input on new taxes, PFDs

As the Alaska House and Senate continue to prepare budgets for the coming year, residents of Wrangell and Ketchikan were invited to their Legislative Information Office locations for a call-in session with Rep. Dan Ortiz (I-District 36). Meeting...

 

PFD bill gets committee hearing, Ortiz files mining resolution

Entering its third full week of the session, Alaska’s Legislature continues to look at a variety of spending cuts and revenue options. On February 2, the Senate Finance Committee heard SB 21, a proposal of Sen. Bert Stedman to restructure how...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 19, 2017

Legislative battle over budget set for new session

Alaska’s 30th Legislature convened for its new session on Tuesday, with the state’s finances presenting a daunting challenge for the next 90 days. The spending deficit is projected at around $3.1 billion this year if the budget is left as-is....

 

Legislators see urgency in budget, but face rifts

JUNEAU (AP) – Alaska legislators agree on the need to address the state’s multibillion-dollar budget deficit. But rifts remain over how best to do that, with divisions forming over taxes, how much to keep cutting spending and whether the state...

 

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