Council discusses marijuana regulation Council discusses marijuana regulation

Council discusses marijuana regulation

National Public Radio image. Ketchikan City Council members shared their opinions and concerns about legalizing commercial marijuana sales during last night’s City Council meeting.  Council Members KJ Harris and Bob Sivertsen serve on the ad hoc Marijuana Advisory Committee, which also includes Borough Assembly, School Board and Saxman elected officials. document.createElement('audio'); http://www. … more

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Photo of the Day

Bob Claus sent us this photo of a cherry tree in bloom in Craig on a blue-sky day. 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 … more

Station Highlights

Photo of the Day

Bob Claus sent us this photo of a cherry tree in bloom in Craig on a blue-sky day.

Bob Claus sent us this photo of a cherry tree in bloom in Craig on a blue-sky day. more
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Morning Edition Interviews

New Old-Time Chautauqua coming to Ketchikan

Paul Magid, Keith Smith and Anne Gavzer speak about an event coming in June. The New Old-Time Chautauqua brings music, performance and education, plus a vaudeville show. Locals are invited to participate. Chautauqua
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Alzheimer’s in Alaska

Kelli Moorehead of the Alzheimer’s Association is leading a teleconference on Alzheimer’s in Alaska at noon on Tuesday, May 19th. She gives details and provides information on how you can participate. Alzheimers To register or for more information, call 1-800-272-3900 or … more
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Taking care of your mental health

Emily Chapel of the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition and Katie Parrot of Residential Youth Care speak about the importance of taking care of your well-being and mental health, no matter who you are. They also discuss the stigmas and the importance … more
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Southeast News

Winner tops 50 pounds in Petersburg salmon derby

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A 50.9-pound king was the winner in Petersburg’s 34th annual salmon derby over the weekend. Scott Stafford had the largest salmon for the four day event and wins first prize of seven thousand dollars.

Logging restrictions in place for dry weather on Tongass

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Officials on the Tongass National Forest are restricting logging activities because of the hot, dry weather and some lightning strikes in the region. The forest has been placed on “Hoot Owl” restrictions, effective Friday, May 22nd. That means some logging work cannot take place during the afternoon and evening. The limitations are in place for the Craig and Thorne Bay districts on Prince of Wales Island along with the Wrangell ranger district.

Petersburg salmon derby underway Friday

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The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce’s 34th annual salmon derby opens Friday, May 22 with over 100 prizes for lucky anglers landing a king salmon during the four-day event. Fishing starts at 7 this morning and is open through 5 p.m. Monday. Event organizers were able to tag two fish this week, good for cash prizes if they’re caught again during the derby.

Local News

Council discusses marijuana regulation

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Ketchikan City Council members shared their opinions and concerns about legalizing commercial marijuana sales during last night’s City Council meeting. more
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Learning English and gaining a family

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Karen Jewell teaches two ESL classes at Ketchikan High School. Her English as a Second Language students come one period before and one period after lunch. Many students stay for lunch as well, creating a classroom that is more like a family. more
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Hyder border to reopen for 24-hour access

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office announced today that after many discussions with her office, the Canadian government has agreed to work with U.S. officials to open the gate -- and keep it open, all the time. more
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Annual Kids Fishing Derby set for June 20

The ponds at City Park will be refilled with water and stocked with juvenile salmon in time for the June 20 Kids Fishing Derby.

Tongass National Forest officials have scheduled youth fishing days during the month of June. more
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Pot discussion on City Council agenda

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Marijuana Advisory Committee members want to get an idea of what elected bodies think about allowing marijuana businesses to operate in the community. more
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National News

When 'Petting Parties' Scandalized The Nation

In post World War I America, young people shocked their elders with jazz music, jitterbug dancing and public displays of affection. more

Iranian Court Begins Espionage Trial Of 'Washington Post' Reporter

Iran's state news agency says Jason Rezaian, 39, "is accused of espionage for the US government and activity against the Islamic Republic of Iran." more

Second Opinions Are Often Sought, But Their Value Isn't Clear

Patients facing serious illnesses often seek medical reviews of their cases. Some people glean helpful advice, but researchers don't have much data about whether the consults lead to better results. more

Community Reports

Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for May 22nd. craigpr5-22-15  
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PeaceHealth

Bett Jakubek of the PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center Foundation speaks about items for newborns the foundation hopes to purchase for the hospital. She and Debbi Thompson give details about the Sole-stice shoe auction fundraiser.  PHFoundation
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Arts Council Report

Marni Rickelmann and Kathleen Light speak about events this week and art opportunities as well as talk with guest artist Kathy Rousso about recently receiving a Rasmuson Foundation grant. Arts Report May 21
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