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Murkowski on primary campaign tour of Alaska

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (KRBD file photo)Alaska’s Sen. Lisa Murkowski is on a campaign trip around the state during a month-long Senate recess. During a brief layover in Ketchikan on her way to Sitka Wednesday, she stopped by KRBD and talked about the state’s Republican primary campaign, and about the presidential election.

William “Bill” Evans in Ketchikan for dance intensive

Bill Evans during a recent KTB class.

Bill Evans during a recent KTB class.

Ketchikan Theatre Ballet brought dancer, teacher and choreographer Bill Evans to town for workshops. Evans speaks about his background and technique, classses, and upcoming performances at Gigglefeet.

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Kayhi teens hired to help promote drug-free lifestyle

bird copyThe Ketchikan Wellness Coalition received funding through the federal Drug-Free Communities grant program to hire high school students as peer counselors and leaders. The students work with KWC staff to develop programs and activities promoting a drug-free life and supportive relationships.

Board OKs abuse/assault program policy

Ketchikan High SchoolThe Ketchikan School Board quickly approved a policy establishing programs to help reduce child abuse and sexual assault. Members also heard an update on summer school, and talked about a new early-graduation program.

Study: Ferry system benefits Alaska financially

Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal. (KRBD file photo)Ketchikan is a primary beneficiary of Alaska Marine Highway-related spending, but a McDowell Group study shows the whole state benefits economically from the ferry system.

New chamber director shares background, goals

ChamberlogoBill Swift is the new executive director of the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. He took over the position on July 15th, replacing outgoing director Julie Isom. Swift speaks about background and goals for chamber.

School Board to consider abuse/assault policy

birdDuring its regular Wednesday meeting, the Ketchikan School Board will hold a public hearing on a new board policy establishing programs focused on reducing child abuse and sexual assault.

State ME identifies body found in Tongass Narrows

birdA body found floating in the Tongass Narrows over the weekend has been positively identified by the State Medical Examiner's Office as Harris Hunter Wood II, 63 of Ketchikan.

Ortiz discusses legislative session and budget deficit

District 36 Representative Dan OrtizDistrict 36 Representative Dan Ortiz held a constituents’ meeting in Ketchikan Wednesday night. He spoke about the state’s fiscal challenge and what happened during the last legislative session.

Local Rotary group helps vaccinate in India

Block printing on fabric was one of the cottage industries in India that a local Rotary group visited. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)A group of Ketchikan Rotary members traveled to India in February to help administer polio vaccines, and to see the sights that country has to offer.