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Local nonprofits get $25K through Pick.Click.Give.

Nearly 5 percent of eligible Alaskans shared a portion of their annual Permanent Fund Dividend with nonprofit agencies throughout the state. According to the Alaska Department of Revenue Permanent Fund Dividend Division, a little more than 26,000 Alaskans pledged about $2.5 million through the Pick Click Give program.

In Ketchikan, 12 nonprofit agencies signed up with Pick Click Give received more than $25,000 through the program. Of those local agencies, Women in Safe Homes received the most, with $5,350 pledged; followed by First City Players, $4,850; and Ketchikan Humane Society, $3,725.

According to the state, total contributions grew 10 percent over last year with almost 3,000 more Alaskans donating through Pick Click Give than in 2012.

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Hatchery transfer to SSRAA on Council agenda

The entrance to the Deer Mountain Fish Hatchery is seen last summer. The raptor center's eagle flight cage is in the background. That was removed to allow more space for the Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association to expand the hatchery operations.
The Ketchikan City Council meets Thursday, and one of the items on the agenda are two motions related to the transfer of the city-owned Deer Mountain Hatchery to the Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, or SSRAA. more

Governor debate

From left: Bill Walker, Care Clift and Sean Parnell at Wednesday's debate for candidates running for Alaska governor. Nick Bowman of the Ketchikan Daily News moderates.
Three candidates for Alaska governor, independent Bill Walker, Libertarian Care Clift and Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell, participated in a debate Wednesday in Ketchikan. Click here to listen to the entire event. more