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Judge Carey denies stay in education funding lawsuit

Ketchikan's state courthouse in downtown.A superior court ruling that invalidates the State of Alaska’s longheld practice of requiring municipal governments to contribute a specific amount toward public education remains in place for now.

Ketchikan Youth Court swears in new members

Ketchikan Youth Court's newest members are sworn in  Thursday, February 26, 2015 in Borough Assembly chambers.Ketchikan Youth Court inducted nine new members Thursday during a ceremony at Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly chambers. Wearing his judicial robe, Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens administered the oath.

Marijuana committee formation moves forward

National Public Radio image.The Ketchikan Gateway Borough-City of Ketchikan Joint Cooperative Relations Committee agreed Friday to recommend forming an ad hoc advisory committee to come up with policy recommendations related to marijuana legalization.

Nimoy dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, best known for his Star Trek character, Mr. Spock, visited Alaska in June of 2013 on the cruise ship Silver Shadow. While he was in Ketchikan, KRBD caught up with him in time to ask for his thoughts on the 49th state.

Coast Guard Beach trail license needs renewal

Coast Guard Beach is accessed by an approximately 1-mile trail leading from the Point Higgins School parking lot.The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meets Monday, and among the agenda items is a resolution authorizing borough management to sign a five-year license with Alaska Mental Health Land Trust for continued public use of the Coast Guard Beach Trail.

Deeper state ferry cuts planned by House panel

The ferries Malaspina and Columbia are out of service for repairs at the Ketchikan Shipyard in 2012. More ferries will be tied up this summer under planned legislative budget cuts. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Alaska’s ferry system is facing even more service cuts. A House panel yanked money from the marine highway budget that the governor had restored.

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.