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Brotherhood, Sisterhood prepare for convention

Alaska Native Sisterhood members march in Wrangell during the Grand Camp's 2015 Convention in Wrangell. (Photo courtesy Peter Naoroz/ANB)Alaska’s oldest Native organizations are trying to attract younger members. That and other issues are on the table at the ANB-ANS Grand Camp Convention Oct. 5-8.

Home-rule process would cost up to $50,000

Ketchikan Gateway Borough offices are in the White Cliff building.The process to create a home-rule charter for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough would be more expensive than just the $16,000 special election.

Chamber forum features School Board candidates

Schoenbar Middle School. (KRBD file photo)Three of the four candidates running for two seats on the Ketchikan School Board attended this week’s Chamber of Commerce election forum.

Volleyball players, coaches raise concerns

Ketchikan High SchoolRepresentatives of Ketchikan High School’s volleyball team came to the Ketchikan School Board Wednesday with a long list of complaints, including gender bias, alleged violations of Title IX, and objectification of the athletes involved in volleyball.

Vandals hit senior, ADA transit vehicles

birdVandals caused upwards of $1,400 worth of damage earlier this week to vehicles that are dedicated to transporting Ketchikan seniors and people with disabilities.

Boro Assembly candidates discuss current issues

KRBD file photoCandidates for Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly joined KRBD’s Leila Kheiry for a live on-air forum on Tuesday. Here is a summary from that event.

Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly forum

Borough SealKRBD hosted a live, on-air candidate forum Tuesday night featuring residents running for two open seats on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly. If you missed the forum, or would like to hear it again, here is a recording of that live event.

2nd preschool teacher needed at Point Higgins

Point Higgins Elementary School. (KRBD file photo)Point Higgins Elementary School, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, has more preschoolers than anticipated and needs another teacher.

Forum focuses on issue of opioid addiction

Panelists at the Sept. 20 drug forum at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center  included law enforcement, health professionals and a recovering addict. (Photo by Deb Turnbull)Last week, Ketchikan residents gathered at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center auditorium to watch an hour-long video called “Chasing the Dragon.” It’s an FBI-produced film about opioid abuse. After the film the audience and a panel of experts talked for two more hours about the problem of drug abuse, and what individuals in the community can do to help.

Ketchikan voters to decide tobacco, schools taxes

tobacco smokeVoters throughout the Ketchikan Gateway Borough not only will choose Borough Assembly and School Board members next week, they also will decide two tax issues.