Petersburg Pilot -

Whale Pass becomes new Alaska city

 

February 9, 2017



PETERSBURG (AP) – A small community on Prince of

Wales Island in southeast Alaska has become the state’s newest city.

Whale Pass was incorporated as a city following a final count by the state’s division of elections that determined a majority of residents approved the action, KFSK-FM reported Tuesday. Of the 46 ballots, nearly 75 percent voted to give Whale Pass second city status.

Residents also voted this winter to form a city government and have elected seven people to serve on the city council.

The new government has the power to levy taxes and provide services for a 26-mile are...



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