The two candidates running for mayor of the City of Ketchikan attended a live on-air forum Thursday at KRBD. Incumbent Lew Williams III and challenger Ed Plute answered questions about current issues for about an hour.
A group that wants to create a new home-rule city from what’s now the North Tongass Service Area plans to have an official charter petition ready for signatures by mid-October at the earliest, but perhaps later in November.
Six of the nine candidates running for two seats on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly attended KRBD’s on-air candidate forum Tuesday.
Students and mariners will soon be able to get formal marine transportation education without leaving the state. The University of Alaska Board of Regents last week approved a new marine transportation degree program at the University of Alaska Southeast.
A former Olympic gold medalist in Women’s Rifle, Pitney said she expects to be a target -- for criticism – as she travels around the state providing information about Alaska’s budget crunch and the options for the state to overcome that crunch.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly agreed Monday to adjust its loan agreement with OceansAlaska shellfish hatchery, advancing $50,000 from the 2017 allocation so that the facility can continue operations.
Two of the three candidates who had filed for the one-year Ketchikan City Council seat open this election have withdrawn their candidacies.
A boater reported overdue Sunday evening was rescued early Monday morning from Betton Island close to Ketchikan.
Among the topics covered during this week’s Southeast Conference meeting in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, were opportunities for the region to expand its economy, or at least hold on to what it has.
Liquified Natural Gas industry representatives from Alaska and British Columbia talked during Southeast Conference about their projects, including the need for workforce training and the possibility of bringing natural gas to Southeast Alaska.