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Community members coming together in support of the senior center


Caleb Vierkant / Wrangell Sentinel

The sign outside the Wrangell Senior Center, located at 105 Church Street.

As the debates over the state budget and Governor Mike Dunleavy's vetoes continue, many Alaskans are left to worry about how they will be affected. In a Facebook post on July 22, Mayor Steve Prysunka said that the state is looking at a total of $749 million in cuts from the state budget, the largest portion being about $444 million in line item vetoes. Among the 182 line items reduced or eliminated by the Governor, according to an article in the Anchorage Daily News, was the elimination of the state's senior benefits program and a $7.5 million cut to public assistance payments to elderly an...

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