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$180,000 donation to fund Craig emergency dispatch update


KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – The most populated city on Prince of Wales Island will be able to buy new emergency dispatch equipment with the Craig Tribal Association’s donation of $180,000.

The association gave the city the Federal Highway Administration’s Tribal Transportation Program Safety grant, the Ketchikan Daily News reported.

Craig Police Chief Robert Ely said the donation will boost operational ability.

A malfunction in the current system had fire crews responding to a hotel blaze in December 2015 on different frequencies.

“We had the fire department from Klawock come over, and...

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