Author Archives: Leila Kheiry

Local Democrats brave the rain to caucus

Hillary Clinton supporters caucus in the rain. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)More than 200 Ketchikan Democrats gathered Saturday morning to caucus for their choice for U.S. president. Organizers hadn’t expected that level of interest, and eventually moved the caucus outside – in the pouring rain – because the crowd just didn’t fit inside the IBEW Hall.

Ketchikan responders train for terrorism

Welcome Arch Mission Downtown KetchikanAbout 33 law enforcement officers and first responders from 10 different federal, state and local agencies in Ketchikan recently came together for a two-day anti-terrorism training event.

Supreme Court Live case decision announced

The Alaska Supreme Court listens to state attorney Mary Lundquist during the Supreme Court live event. (KRBD File Photo)The Alaska Supreme Court issued a decision Friday on State of Alaska vs. Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, a case that was argued in the Ketchikan High School auditorium in November of 2014.

District 36 Republicans choose officers, delegates

Logo_centered_mountain_House District 36 Republicans met on Saturday for the group’s local convention.

Three face charges after hotel drug bust

Ketchikan Police DepartmentActing on tips from local residents, Ketchikan Police Department investigators on Sunday arrested three Southcentral residents who had allegedly set up a drug operation at a local hotel.

Assembly indefinitely postpones tobacco tax

(Creative Commons image)The measure is off the table for consideration. It would have charged $2 per pack of cigarettes, with some of the proceeds going toward tobacco cessation programs.

Troopers investigating counterfeit money

Troopers StationAccording to Monday’s online Troopers dispatch report, a local business contacted Troopers on March 16th to report a counterfeit $50 bill.

Hummingbird Festival kicks off in April

Southeast Alaska Discovery CenterThe first event is the annual Alaska Hummingbird Festival Juried Art Show, set for April 1 at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center.

Secure Rural Schools payments announced

The Tongass National Forest makes up most of Southeast Alaska (Courtesy U.S. Forest Service)Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office announced Friday that communities across Alaska will receive about $11.5 million through the program to help fund local schools.

Assembly to vote on tobacco tax, shelter fees

tobacco smokeA proposed excise tax on tobacco products sold in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough is back in front of the Borough Assembly on Monday.