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Saxman rally supports Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Protesters carry signs opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline.A peaceful gathering took place Monday afternoon in Saxman in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. But speakers expressed concerns beyond what is happening in North Dakota.

Landis running unopposed for borough mayor job

Borough Mayor David Landis speaks during a recent Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce candidate forum. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)Ketchikan Gateway Borough Mayor David Landis is running unopposed for re-election. He joined candidates for Borough Assembly during last week’s Chamber of Commerce candidate forum, answering questions submitted by audience members.

Assembly starts home-rule charter process

Borough SealDespite reservations from some Assembly members, a resolution calling for the formation of a home-rule charter committee was approved Monday by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly.

Kayaker completes ‘Paddle to Battle Myeloma’

John Taussig kayaked to Ketchikan from Bellingham, Wash., to raise awareness and funds for multiple myeloma. (Photo by Leila Kheiry.A California man rowed his converted kayak up the Inside Passage from Bellingham, Wash., to Ketchikan, raising awareness and funds for multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood that affects his family in a deeply personal way.

Troopers seek truck that hit signs, mailboxes

Alaska State Troopers station in Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)Alaska State Troopers are looking for the driver of a light blue or gray Chevrolet pickup truck that reportedly damaged property near the Pond Reef fuel station along North Tongass Highway.

Commission would draft home-rule borough charter

Borough SealTwo Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly members hope to kickstart a process to develop a home-rule charter for the borough.

KJ Harris resigns from City Council

birdCiting health concerns, Ketchikan City Council Member KJ Harris resigned his seat Friday morning.

Paintballers learn tips from a former professional

A member of the Blue Team rushes the field (photo credit Nathan Kuehl).Ketchikan Youth Initiatives had a Sunday-Funday event at the Woodsball Paintball Course September 11. Novice and veteran players participated in a clinic with a former professional paintballer.

Ketchikan Council limits pot stores in city to 2

National Public Radio image.No more than two retail marijuana stores will be allowed within city limits following Thursday’s vote by the Ketchikan City Council.

Man charged after accepting mailed drugs

Ketchikan Police Department. (KRBD file photo)A 31-year-old Ketchikan man faces multiple felony drug charges for allegedly accepting a mailed package containing illegal prescription medication, and possessing heroin and methamphetamine.