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Local man charged with drug distribution

A Ketchikan man faces five felony drug possession and distribution charges today after a traffic stop allegedly revealed more than 60 grams of various drugs and $45,000 in cash.

Woman arraigned for roll-over DUI crash

A 39-year-old Ketchikan woman faces charges after a roll-over accident this weekend.

African Children’s Choir talks touring Alaska

The choir is made up of 18 children from Uganda between ages 9 and 12.Ketchikan was one of several Alaska stops for the African Children’s Choir. The choir is made up of 18 Ugandan children. They were recruited by the Music for Life charity, a Christian organization that educates kids in countries throughout Africa.

Ketchikan shipyard to build two Alaska ferries

Adam Beck and Gov. Sean Parnell sign the contact for Vigor Alaska to build two new state ferries.It’s official: The Ketchikan Shipyard will build two new ferries for the State of Alaska over the next few years.

Treadwell hosts Bristol Bay Forever hearing

Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell hosted an initiative hearing on Proposition 4 Thursday in Ketchikan.

Girls Scouts seeking members and volunteers

Victoria Lord of Girls Scouts Alaska speaks about the program, volunteer opportunities, and the current membership drive. GirlScoutsmore

‘Hawking’ issue brought to Ketchikan City Council

MissionStreetSummerThe Ketchikan City Council heard Thursday from some downtown business owners about the increasing problem of hawking – store employees who call out to potential customers in an attempt to lure them into a store.

Both sides represented at pot-prop hearing

National Public Radio image.A Ketchikan hearing on Proposition 2, a ballot measure that seeks to legalize marijuana, was well-attended Thursday. About two-dozen local residents were there, and comments reflected the statewide debate with opinions on both sides of the issue.

Student greenhouses prompt Thorne Bay restaurant purchase

A students works in the Thorne Bay greenhouse.There are no restaurants in the approximately 500-person town of Thorne Bay on Prince of Wales Island. But that looks like it’s going to change.

Council candidates talk pot, energy, bonds

From left are Ketchikan City Council candidates Dave Kiffer, KJ Harris, Amanda Mitchell, Ed Plute and Kevin Staples. (Photo by Megan Petersen)Five of the six candidates running for three Ketchikan City Council seats attended this week’s Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch to introduce themselves and answer questions from the audience.