Morning Edition Interviews

Childcare shortage in Ketchikan prompts meeting

Jessica Mills Clark of the Association for Education of Young Children discusses the severe shortage of childcare options for children under 5. There will be a meeting to brainstorm solutions to the problem at Community Connections Thursday, May 29 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

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Ketchikan tobacco tax to go before voters

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The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly approved a first reading of a tobacco tax Monday, but also agreed to set it in front of voters, and to dedicate at least half the net revenue for smoking cessation programs. more

Construction to start at B.C.’s Brucejack Mine

The Brucejack mine site is shown in this 2013 photo. British Columbia officials recently issued an environmental certificate that's an important part of the permitting process. (Courtesy Pretivm Resources)
Construction of another mine near a river that flows into Alaska could start this month. But the Brucejack project is sparking fewer concerns on this side of the border. more