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U.S. Coast Guard releases tote-rescue video

The U.S. Coast Guard has released video footage of the rescue of a fisherman who spent Friday night adrift in a fish tote off the shore of Kruzof Island.

According to KCAW in Sitka, Ryan Harris was crewing the Kaitlin Rae, which capsized and sank without warning. The boat’s skipper, Stonie “Mac” Huffman, managed to get into a survival suit. Huffman was hoisted from the beach at Pt. Amelia.

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School Board ratifies Steele’s appointment

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The Ketchikan School Board on Friday voted without discussion in a special meeting to ratify the appointment of Conan Steele to the Board of Education. The vote was 5-1 with Stephen Bradford voting no. more

Reconsideration opposed

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About a week after the Ketchikan Gateway Borough asked the Alaska Supreme Court to reconsider its order for a stay pending appeal of the borough’s education funding lawsuit, state attorneys filed their expected opposition. more