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Ward, Templin reappointed to state boards

The governor’s office announced new appointments to state boards this week, and two area residents were on the list.

Doug Ward, director of shipyard development for Ketchikan’s Vigor Alaska, formerly called Alaska Ship and Drydock, was reappointed to the Alaska Workforce Investment Board.

And Brian Templin, the city planner for the City of Craig, was reappointed to a seat on the Alaska State Emergency Response Commission.

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Youth crew cleans Tongass, even under rain

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The Youth Conservation Corps came to Ketchikan and the surrounding Tongass National Forest this past month to work with a local branch of the U.S Forest Service. That meant helping out timber crews, cleaning up around fisheries and clearing trails -- rain or shine. more

Tobacco tax ordinance ready for Assembly vote

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The Ketchikan Gateway Borough has completed drafting an ordinance that would impose a $3-per-pack tobacco tax within borough boundaries. The ordinance also would tax other tobacco products – including e-cigarettes – at 75 percent of their wholesale price. more