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LGBTQ support group meets in Ketchikan

Jacob Trumble, Holly Nore, Tyler Varner, "Izm," and Austin Kalkins meet up in a casual support group for LGBTQ people in Ketchikan.While support may be rising nationwide, there aren’t any official LGBTQ organizations in Ketchikan. But there are unofficial support systems.

Dog park receives lease, plans Halloween event

Kim Whalen of the Ketchikan Dog Park group gives an update on their progress and details on a dog and owner costume contest on November 1st. DogParkmore

Rotary’s District Governor visits Ketchikan

Rotary District 5010 Governor Dick Sutliff, Chris Baca of First City Rotary and Nancy Tietje of Rotary 2000 speak about the governor’s visit to Ketchikan and Rotary activities. Rotarymore

Report Card to the Public outlines Ketchikan student performance

kayhiHere’s the synopsis: test scores are up, but the four-year graduation rate is down and the drop-out rate is up.

School District deals with ten-student drop

The Ketchikan School District is dealing with another unexpected change in enrollment.

Rotary honors four with vocational awards

LiquidStoneKetchikan’s two Rotary clubs teamed up with the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce this week to present the annual Rotary Vocation Awards.

Ketchikan PAC project starts first design phase

The recently painted Ketchikan Performing Arts Center building on Main Street. (Used with permission from PAC.)The Performing Arts Center committee has hired a California-based architect, who will work with a local firm on design plans. The first phase of that design is expected to be complete by early next summer.

Voters to decide on judicial retention

Assistant District Attorney Ben Hofmeister and Susanne DiPietro, Executive Director of the Alaska Judicial Council, speak about the role of the AJC and the judicial retention process. JudgeRetentionmore

House District 36 candidates square off

Dan Ortiz, left, and Chere Klein before the House District 36 candidate forum on KRBD.While the two candidates agree on some issues, such as promoting resource development and making sure the Alaska Marine Highway System remains viable, they have some clear differences, as well. One such area is Medicaid expansion.

Decrease in 4-year graduation rate, small increase in drop-out rate

Myra Zelensky teaches a 35-student French 1 class.The Ketchikan School District’s 4-year graduation rate dropped in the 2013-2014 school year. It fell from 77 percent to 73 percent. That’s still slightly higher than the statewide rate of 71 percent.