The Admiralty Island village of Angoon has received nearly 2 million dollars in federal funding to build a visitor center. The relief money is meant to combat economic impacts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Local leaders hope it will boost a homegrown cultural tourism industry.
Republican senator Bert Stedman, who serves Southeast’s islands from Icy Strait to the border, will join his fellow legislators as they gavel into session on Tuesday (01-19-15). KCAW’s Emily Kwong sat down with Stedman to talk about his session priorities. He says he wants to ensure that - in the battle of what to cut - Southeast gets a fair deal.