Ortiz discusses legislative session and budget deficit Ortiz discusses legislative session and budget deficit

Ortiz discusses legislative session and budget deficit

District 36 Representative Dan Ortiz District 36 Representative Dan Ortiz held a constituents’ meeting in Ketchikan Wednesday night.  He spoke about the state’s fiscal challenge and what happened during the last legislative session. document.createElement('audio'); http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/22Ortiz_web.mp3 Ortiz says he knew it would be tough entering the regular session with a $3.5 billion budget deficit. He … more

Local Rotary group helps vaccinate in India Local Rotary group helps vaccinate in India

Local Rotary group helps vaccinate in India

Block printing on fabric was one of the cottage industries in India that a local Rotary group visited. (Photo by Leila Kheiry) A group of Ketchikan Rotary members traveled to India in February to help administer polio vaccines, and to see the sights that country has to offer. Diane Gubatayao and Mary Kowalczyk were among the Rotarians who took the trip. They gave a presentation about that expe … more

Walker signs bill to help Southeast timber mills Walker signs bill to help Southeast timber mills

Walker signs bill to help Southeast timber mills

  Gov. Bill Walker signs SB32 into law at Viking Lumber in Klawock, on Prince of Wales Island. (Photo courtesy Jan Trojan) Gov. Bill Walker has signed legislation he said will provide more timber for Alaska’s mills. But it probably won’t be that much of an increase. http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/21LogBill.mp3 Walker inked Senate Bill 32 at Viking Lumber, in Klawock, on Sout … more

Young makes campaign stop in Ketchikan Young makes campaign stop in Ketchikan

Young makes campaign stop in Ketchikan

Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, speaks during a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch. (Photo by Leila Kheiry) Alaska’s Congressman Don Young stopped in Wednesday on a campaign trip. During a presentation to the Chamber of Commerce, he revisited some of his favorite issues: Federal regulations; resource management; and the need to return to an economy based on production. The state’s only representativ … more

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Photo of the Day

The gladioli are blooming in front of KRBD! Local photographers, professional and amateur: Here is an opportunity to showcase your pictures, and maybe win a bag of Raven’s Brew coffee! To submit recent photos of local scenery, people or events, email them to news@krbd.org. Please include the photographer’s full name, where and when the photo was taken. KRBD prefers photos that have not been submitted to other l … more

Station Highlights

Photo of the Day

The gladioli are blooming in front of KRBD!

The gladioli are blooming in front of KRBD! more
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Morning Edition Interviews

Coffman Cove festival celebrates art and seafood

Heather Hedges from the City of Coffman Cove speaks about the By the Sea Arts and Seafood Festival coming up August 12th and 13th. http://ccalaska.com/events/arts-festival/
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Funding available for high tunnels

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Samia Savell and Will Murray of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service give details about the high tunnel cost share program. more
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Fish Pirate’s Daughter original cast returns

Fish Pirate's Daughter

Some of the original cast of Ketchikan's original musical melodrama, "The Fish Pirate's Daughter" are in town for the play's 50th anniversary. more
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Southeast News

Zika patient treated in Sitka

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The state department of Health and Social Services announced the first known case of the Zika Virus in the state today belonging to a patient treated at SEARHC’s Mt. Edgcumbe Hospital in Sitka. more

Path to Prosperity finalist hopes to provide Wrangell fresh produce

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Wrangell could soon be part of the farm-to-table trend. Wrangell resident, Dixie Booker, is a finalist in Sealaska’s Path to Prosperity, a contest for entrepreneurs to get their businesses of the ground. Booker hopes to supply Wrangell with fresh produce.… more

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Finkenbinder runs against Kreiss-Tomkins for District 35

Republican Sheila Finkenbinder of Sitka is running for House District 35.

Finkenbinder says as a Republican she'll have a better chance to make changes than her Democratic opponent. more

National News

Michelle Obama: I Want A President 'Who Is Worthy Of My Girls' Promise'

At the Democratic convention, the first lady said the election is about making a better future for the children. Hillary Clinton is the only candidate "who I trust with that responsibility," she said. more

At Least 19 Killed In Knifing Attack At Facility For Disabled Near Tokyo

At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack early Tuesday at a facility for the disabled. The attack happened just west of Tokyo in a rare case of mass violence in Japan. more

READ: Michelle Obama's Speech At 2016 Democratic National Convention

The first lady drew a sharp contrast between the Republican and Democratic presidential tickets, speaking as a mother and what kind of country Americans want for their children. more

Local News

No ID yet on body found in Tongass Narrows

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A body found floating in the Tongass Narrows over the weekend has not yet been identified, as of Monday afternoon. But, an Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman says the man does not appear to be one of two men reported missing in Ketchikan. more
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Ortiz discusses legislative session and budget deficit

District 36 Representative Dan Ortiz

District 36 Representative Dan Ortiz held a constituents’ meeting in Ketchikan Wednesday night. He spoke about the state’s fiscal challenge and what happened during the last legislative session. more
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Local Rotary group helps vaccinate in India

Block printing on fabric was one of the cottage industries in India that a local Rotary group visited. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)

A group of Ketchikan Rotary members traveled to India in February to help administer polio vaccines, and to see the sights that country has to offer. more
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Walker signs bill to help Southeast timber mills

Gov. Bill Walker signs SB32 into law at Viking Lumber in Klawock, on Prince of Wales Island. (Photo courtesy Jan Trojan)

Gov. Bill Walker has signed legislation he said will provide more timber for Alaska’s mills. But it probably won’t be that much of an increase. more
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City Council hears update on Verizon rollout

Customers sign up for Verizon wireless plans at KPU following a quick grand-opening ceremony Wednesday morning. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)

KPU Telecom Manager Ed Cushing told the Council that the Ketchikan store last week outsold all the other Verizon Alaska stores combined. more
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Community Reports

Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for July 22nd.        
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Arts Council Report

Jeff Fitwater and Marni Rickelmann speak about artist opportunities, the Blueberry Arts Festival, upcoming performances and more.  Kathleen light speaks about a new art program for seniors.        
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PeaceHealth

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Matt Eisenhower and Marty West speak about volunteer opportunities at the hospital and new hires. Volunteer Carolyn Wilsie encourges others to volunteer at the gift shop.
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Library Report

Kelly Johnson speaks about the Summer Reading Program and upcoming events at the library, including “Seeking the Snitch” for teens.
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First City Players Report

Fish Pirate's Daughter

Elizabeth Nelson talks about "The Fish Pirate's Daughter" 50th anniversary, ArtsCool, "The Lion King Jr.," Gigglefeet, and First City Players' upcoming season. more
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