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Young makes campaign stop in Ketchikan

Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, speaks during a Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)During a presentation to the Chamber of Commerce, Rep. Don Young revisited some of his favorite issues: Federal regulations; resource management; and the need to return to an economy based on production. The state’s only representative in the U.S. House also touched on the presidential race, and his own bid for re-election.

Council to hear Berth 3 repair update

The cruise ship Infinity hit Ketchikan's Berth 3 dock June 3rd. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld)The Ketchikan City Council will hear an update Thursday on repairs to the downtown cruise ship dock’s Berth 3, which was damaged on June 3rd when the cruise ship Infinity slammed into the dock.

P2P finalist hooking into traceable-fish market

Dianna Garfield Robinson on board the FV Seabright at Refuge Cove Marina. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Seabright Seafoods is a true small business. It’s a direct-sales operation run by owners Dianna Garfield Robinson and Brent Robinson. They recently were chosen as finalists for Path to Prosperity, a Southeast Alaska small-business competition.

Ketchikan’s Shaw attends GOP convention

ShawCroppedShaw is one of 28 Alaska delegates at the convention, and at age 21 is the youngest.

Boro delays pot tax to consider potency tax

National Public Radio image.The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly postponed action Monday on a marijuana sales tax of up to 10 percent, to provide borough staff time to look into a proposal that would tax marijuana based instead on its potency.

Cruise industry grows, global share shrinks

Three cruise ships dock in downtown Juneau July 14, at the height of the tourist season (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Alaska’s cruise industry is on track to hit the magic million-passenger mark this year. But it's attracting a smaller percentage of the worldwide market.

Canadian Navy ship stops in Ketchikan

The HMCS Whitehorse. (Photo credit: Tawker at English Wikipedia)The Canadian Navy landed in Ketchikan Friday. It’s not an invasion, though; the HMCS Whitehorse is in Alaska’s First City on a goodwill visit, and will open the ship for public tours on Sunday.

Pot tax, Gravina grow-op on Assembly agenda

(Creative Commons photo by Brett Levin)A boroughwide marijuana sales tax of up to 10 percent, and a rezone request to allow a commercial marijuana cultivation site on Gravina Island are in front of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday.

Warrant leads to felony drug charges

birdA 31-year-old Ketchikan man faces felony drug charges after local police allegedly found methamphetamine and illegal prescription drugs at his home earlier this week.

R2AK Team Alula: Disqualified but victorious

Team Alula arrived in Ketchikan this week. They were officially disqualified, but still finished the 750-mile Race to Alaska. (R2AK photo)Team Alula is the most celebrated disqualified team to finish the Race to Alaska.