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Appeals court to re-hear Tongass exemption case

The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit released an announcement Friday that it would rehear the Tongass Roadless Rule exemption case.

Task force wants services for homeless families

First City Homeless Shelter's service manager Chris Alvarado makes breakfast each weekday for homeless and hungry people in the day shelter kitchen. The day shelter recently got a grant from the borough that will allow the day shelter to stay open Saturdays.Ketchikan’s Seeking Community Homeless Solutions Task Force published its goals for the next decade earlier this month. A big part of that plan is a solution to serving homeless families, not just single men and women who need temporary shelter.

Candidate for public office banned from rec center

RecCenterKevin Staples was banned from the rec center for three months after he left a "hateful" note on the windshield of a car parked there.

Borough Assembly to consider tax-free day

The Assembly also will discuss a request for a special $10,000 appropriation for high school football safety equipment.

Houghtaling gets last minute additional class

HoughtalingJust a few days before the start of the school year, the Ketchikan School District is hiring a third second-grade teacher at Houghtaling Elementary School.

18 Ketchikan residents become new U.S. citizens

Citizens2The back rows of Ketchikan’s old-fashioned federal courtroom were filled with family and friends, while in the front were all the soon-to-be new citizens, smiling wide, dressed up and holding small American flags.

Fawn Mountain honored by National PTA

The National PTA chose Fawn Mountain as one of 170 schools across the country for the 2014-2016 National PTA Schools of Excellence achievement.

Should there be limits on school enrollment?

First and second graders at Tongass School of Arts and Sciences.Two Houghtaling Elementary School staff said their second grade classrooms are too full due to families who registered at the last minute.

Naturalization ceremony set for Wednesday

US-Flag1A naturalization ceremony for new U.S. citizens has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday in the federal courtroom on the top floor of the Federal Building in downtown Ketchikan.

Five more groups sue over Big Thorne project

RainforestFive more conservation groups filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court Tuesday in hopes of stopping the Big Thorne timber project on Prince of Wales Island.