An independent, a Republican and a Constitution Party member are competing for Ketchikan’s seat in Alaska’s House of Representatives. District 36 also includes Saxman, Wrangell, Metlakatla, Hydaburg and Hyder.
This week’s legislative budget compromise shuffled the source of some of the money that pays for the Alaska Marine Highway System. But it doesn’t increase -- or decrease -- the number of routes or sailings.
Two people were rescued Wednesday from a sinking fishing boat southwest of Ketchikan. The U.S. Coast Guard says the fishing vessel Velvet ran aground and began to take on water in McLean Arm, in southeast Prince of Wales Island.
The Ketchikan City Council is a step closer to imposing a 5 percent tax on marijuana sales.
Incumbent Ketchikan Rep. Dan Ortiz faces two opponents in the 2016 legislative elections. They're Republican Bob Sivertsen and Kenneth Shaw of the Constitution Party.
An updated federal Water Resources Act includes about 90 percent of the $32 million needed to build a new boat harbor for the city of Craig, on Prince of Wales Island. But it has a way to go before funds are available.
Next winter’s ferry schedule will be leaner than this year’s, and that one was pretty lean. It’s the result of budget cuts, which could lead to the sale of the ferry Taku.
The winners of Alaska’s name-the-new-ferry contest didn’t know about it until they got a call from Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott.
Tlingit leader John Borbridge Jr. died Tuesday. He was a significant player in the campaign for Alaska Native land rights.
British Columbia’s top auditor says the province has failed to protect the environment from mines and mineral exploration projects.