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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.

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.

Assembly says no to adding official prayer

Borough SealThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly rejected an ordinance Monday that would have added prayer to the regular meeting agenda.

Malaspina crew helps in Canada rescue effort

The Malaspina returns from Skagway. (Photo by Gillfoto/Flickr Creative Commons)One of the three Atlantic Harvester 1 crew members was rescued. The other two remain missing.

No injuries in Saturday boat grounding

There were no injuries reported after a 38-foot fishing vessel ran aground near Ketchikan this weekend.

Coast Guard assisting in rescue off BC coast

The U.S. Coast Guard cutter SPAR heads south down Tongass Narrows on Friday, toward the Queen Charlotte Islands, to help with a drifting freighter in Canadian waters.A 440-foot 11-crew freight vessel, the Simushir, ran into trouble off the coast of British Columbia’s Queen Charlotte Islands on Friday, and was disabled and adrift, with about 167,000 gallons of fuel on board.