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Federal pandemic aid has meant millions to Wrangell

There is no precise count but it looks like federal pandemic aid distributed or allocated over the past 18 months to Wrangell residents, businesses, the borough, school district, tribe and nonprofits totals close to $30 million.

That's about equal to all the income earned by every household in town in half a year, according to U.S. Census numbers.

It's almost three times the annual budget of the borough and school board combined.

Most of the money came as grants or simply as federal aid to keep communities and people solvent until the pandemic passes and the economy can go back to work. Some o...


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