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First regular Delta jet to arrive May 15

AirportDelta Airlines is continuing plans for daily summer service between Seattle and Ketchikan starting in mid-May.

Recommend minimum age to ride school bus alone

WhiteCliffThe Ketchikan School Board Wednesday night approved in first reading a motion to recommend kindergarten as the minimum grade level for a student to be dropped off or picked up alone. The recommendation came after two votes and a lot of back and forth.

Legislature eyes 50% cut to public broadcasting

The state Legislature is considering cutting the amount of funding available for public broadcasting.

Joint committee considers forming pot committee

(Creative Commons photo by Brett Levin)Ketchikan’s city and borough Joint Cooperative Relations Committee meets Friday, and will consider approving the formation of an ad hoc advisory committee to come up with policy recommendations related to marijuana legalization.

Hospital auxiliary awards $40K in grants


(Photo courtesy PeaceHealth)

The Ketchikan Medical Center Auxiliary announced this week that it will fund more than $40,000 worth of needed equipment for PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center.

The auxiliary runs the hospital gift shop, and profits from that enterprise are … more

Boro files cross appeal with Supreme Court

Alaska State SealWhile the Ketchikan Gateway Borough and the State of Alaska wait for Superior Court Judge William Carey to rule on a motion for a stay in the ongoing education funding lawsuit, the borough has filed a cross appeal with the Alaska Supreme Court.

Training set to help artists become teachers

The Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council is one local nonprofit that receives community agency grants from the City of Ketchikan.The Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council is offering a day-long teaching artist academy in Ketchikan on March 7, to help Southeast artists become eligible for the statewide Artist in the Schools program.

Craig Library a finalist for national award

The Craig Public Library has been recognized again for its service to Prince of Wales Island. The national Institute of Museum and Library Sciences announced today that the Craig Library was among 30 finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Services.

More charges unlikely in case of restrained child

Additional charges likely won’t be filed against a couple that police say had restrained their 5-year-old grandchild by taping her legs and holding her in a makeshift cage.

Judge hears arguments on stay in education lawsuit

Ketchikan Gateway Borough officials attend Friday's hearing in Judge William Carey's courtroom.Ketchikan Superior Court Judge William Carey likely won't reach a decision on the motion for a stay until Monday at the earliest.