On Tuesday, Ketchikan police officers did a welfare check at a Woodside Drive home after getting a tip that a little girl was allegedly restrained at night by her grandparents.
The Council directed City Attorney Mitch Seaver to draft an ordinance that would make it illegal for people standing outside a downtown business to call out to people walking along the street, if it is an attempt to initiate a commercial transaction.
A longtime Ketchikan family has made a sizable donation to the PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center Foundation to create a special garden at the hospital for patients, their families and hospital caregivers.
Oral arguments are scheduled for Friday morning on the State of Alaska’s motion for a stay in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s ongoing lawsuit challenging the state’s required local contribution for public education.
The hearing is set to start at 11:15 … more
The Ketchikan City Council meets in regular session Thursday, and among the items on the agenda is discussion of new rules regarding hawking outside downtown businesses; a second reading of an ordinance increasing water rates; and a resolution supporting the concept of transferring the 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest to state ownership.
The City of Saxman has secured an $825,000 Community Development Block Grant to complete its planned expansion of the Edwin DeWitt Carving Center.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly approved a resolution Tuesday supporting a transfer of the 17 million-acre Tongass National Forest to state control.
An economic impact report shows that Alaska nonprofits employed 39,000 people, and paid those employees about $1.7 billion. And that’s just a fraction of what nonprofits spend.
UPDATE; The Alaska Supreme Court has issued an order that it would consider the state's emergency motion for a stay after the lower court has ruled on the topic.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Tuesday will consider a resolution supporting efforts by the state and its Congressional Delegation to transfer the Tongass National Forest from federal control to the State of Alaska.