Morning Edition Interviews

Ketchikan Gateway School Board Update

Michelle O’Brien of the Ketchikan Gateway School Board joined us on Morning Edition to discuss last night’s meeting.

She talked about the Board’s decision not to purchase a number of new laptops for student use, as well as potential budget cuts at the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District. The Board meeting also had a substantial public comment period, as a number of local residents attended to support their support or opposition for a number of issues.

Recent News

NOAA releases annual fisheries report

Sportfishing remains strong throughout the United States, according to the NOAA 2013 Fisheries of the U.S. Report.
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The high cost of home games in rural Alaska

A snapshot from Kayhi's football game against Seward. Ketchikan paid $8,700 for fly the Seward team here.
Ketchikan teams sometimes pay for their competition to travel here for home games. more