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Marijuana committee discusses ban and zoning options

(Creative Commons photo by Brett Levin)The Ad Hoc Marijuana Advisory Committee was updated on proposed state regulations of commercial pot sales and discussed ban options and zoning at its meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Small Business Competition for Southeast entrepreneurs

The deadline is fast approaching for the “Path to Prosperity” small business development competition. The program is sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and Haa Aani.

Ten run for five Sealaska Corp. board seats

Sealaska Plaza is the location of the regional Native corporation's Juneau headquarters.  Shareholders are casting ballots to fill five board of directors seats.  (File photo/KTOO)Five independent candidates are challenging the same number of incumbents for seats on the Sealaska board of directors.

No one injured during police standoff

No one was injured and no shots fired during a police standoff of more than three hours outside a Ketchikan home on Memorial Day.

School Board to update its FY16 budget

WhiteCliffThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District will again discuss its FY16 budget at its meeting Wednesday. Without a final budget from the state, things are likely to change again, however the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly agreed to contribute 7.7 million dollars in funding.

Kayhi Class of 2015 celebrates graduation

Kayhi Class of 2015Smiles and cheers graced the Kayhi Gym as more than 130 students were honored Sunday during Ketchikan High School’s 2015 commencement ceremony.

Council discusses marijuana regulation

National Public Radio image.Ketchikan City Council members shared their opinions and concerns about legalizing commercial marijuana sales during last night’s City Council meeting.

Learning English and gaining a family

kennethKaren Jewell teaches two ESL classes at Ketchikan High School. Her English as a Second Language students come one period before and one period after lunch. Many students stay for lunch as well, creating a classroom that is more like a family.

Hyder border to reopen for 24-hour access

Hyder signSen. Lisa Murkowski’s office announced today that after many discussions with her office, the Canadian government has agreed to work with U.S. officials to open the gate -- and keep it open, all the time.

Annual Kids Fishing Derby set for June 20

The ponds at City Park will be refilled with water and stocked with juvenile salmon in time for the June 20 Kids Fishing Derby.Tongass National Forest officials have scheduled youth fishing days during the month of June.