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Sea lion necropsy reveals no clear answers

The dead sea lion is seen prior to the necropsy.

A dead sea lion that washed up on the beach at Refuge Cove was dissected Thursday in hopes of finding out what caused the death. The necropsy took several hours, and attracted many observers. But it didn’t provide any clear answers. more

School Board concerned about Borough Assembly

The Ketchikan School Board gathered for an informal goal setting session Wednesday evening. The Board took advantage of the discussion to express concern over its relationship with the Borough to a member of the Association of Alaska School Boards. more

B.C. gives KSM mine environmental OK

A glacier reflects in a naturally occurring pool of rusty, acidic water at the site of one of the KSM Prospect's planned open-pit mines. B.C. officials just approved the mine's environmental plans. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

A controversial mine planned for an area northeast of Ketchikan just won environmental approval from the British Columbia government. more

1st meeting for Tongass Advisory Committee

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The newly formed Tongass Advisory Committee will have its first meeting next week in Ketchikan. more

New roads? Old ferries? A wilderness airport?

The ferry Malaspina makes a rare visit to waters off downtown Sitka during the 2010 Alaska Day celebration. A state transportation plan would route ferries to a new terminal across Baranof Island at the end of a new road. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

Southeast Alaskans can learn more about regional transportation projects at a series of meetings starting Aug. 6. more

Troopers: Jewelry stolen from S. Tongass vehicle

Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan are investigating the theft of jewelry from a vehicle. more

3 boys adrift in a skiff rescued Monday

Three children adrift in a small skiff are safe following a rescue off Saxman’s harbor Monday. more

Plea agreement reached in June standoff incident

The Alaska and American flags fly at the State Office Building downtown.

A 30-year-old Ketchikan man who was charged in mid-June with felony assault, terrorist threatening, weapons misconduct and violating his conditions of release pleaded guilty Tuesday to the assault and weapons charges. more

Council OKs bond props for voter approval

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The Ketchikan City Council agreed during a special meeting last week to place a couple of $5 million bond packages on the October ballot, to pay for water and sewer pipe replacement projects. more

Southeast daycare ‘crisis’

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Daycare in the region has always been problematic, but it’s hit a breaking point. more