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School Board candidates talk school improvement

Candidates Michelle O'Brien and Glenn Brown in the KRBD studio.The two candidates for Ketchikan School Board talked about their hopes for the school district at a KRBD call-in forum Monday evening.

Mayor candidates discuss budget, school funding

Candidates for Ketchikan Gateway Borough mayor participated in a candidate forum Monday on KRBD.

Storm temporarily affects water, power

Nearly 10 inches of rain fell over the weekend, resulting in a land slide in Granite Basin and a power outage in the Jackson Heights area.

Cruise traffic level, but could face growth

Tourists off the Norwegian Sun book a Mendenhall Glacier tour near Juneau’s waterfront on one of the last days of 2014′s tourism season, as a staffer watches. Passenger numbers were similar to last year’s. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)This summer's visitors asked about the waterfront's elevation, whether Alaska takes American money and where the Sarah Palin statue is.

Black bear interrupts Southeast cross country race

1, 2, and 3A girls cross country starts their race, which was interrupted by a black bear. Taylee Nyquist is in the black.A black bear was in first place for a short time during one of the races at the Region V Cross Country meet Saturday in Ketchikan.

Three face multiple felony drug charges

Three locals were arraigned in court today for felony drug charges following a months-long police investigation.

Young talks economy, development, war

Don YoungU.S. Rep. Don Young visited Ketchikan this week and spoke at the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch Wednesday.

USFS extends comment period on media rule

Z rainforest_skcbg_patchSEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service said Thursday it is extending the period for the public to weigh in on a proposal that would make permanent new rules on commercial video and photography in the nation's wildest areas.

School Board asks what new projects mean for student numbers

Ketchikan’s student enrollment has been steadily increasing the past few years. But that steady rise might jump because of big Ketchikan-area projects.

Assembly candidates address current issues

Mike Painter, Glen Thompson and John Harrington at a recent Chamber of Commerce forum.One of the issues discussed is the Assembly’s relationship with the School Board and City Council.