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Chloramine petition review still under way

At deadline Friday, a petition to place the chloramine water treatment issue in front of City of Ketchikan voters still was undergoing a review by the city clerk and attorney. more

Hospital expansion project enters Phase One

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Ketchikan Medical Center was the central theme of Thursday’s Ketchikan City Council meeting, along with some public comment about the ongoing chloramine water disinfection controversy. more

Assembly to consider schools spending increase

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The ordinance allowing the school district to spend about $2.4 million more this year has been postponed twice because of disagreement over a list of questions submitted by the Assembly. more

Police: Meth mailed to Ketchikan man

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A 38-year-old Ketchikan man faces felony drug charges after police and U.S. Postal Inspectors allegedly found 23 grams of methamphetamine in a package mailed to a home on North Tongass Highway. more

Sealaska dividends include no corporate earnings

Sealaska Plaza is the corporation's Juneau headquarters. Spring dividends were just announced.

The spring dividend for most Sealaska shareholders will be $721, but some will receive less than a tenth of that amount. more

Council to hear about KPU’s new electric meters

A group called Ketchikan for Meter Choice has an online petition asking the local government to not require KPU customers to have the new meters on their homes. more

ADFG announces king salmon sportfishing regs

Alaska Department of Fish and Game photo.

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the resident bag and possession limit is three king salmon at least 28 inches long. more

Anti-chloramine petition turned in at City Hall

Ketchikan is seen from the water on a beautiful sunny day.

A petition to place the chloramine water treatment issue in front of city voters was turned in at Ketchikan City Hall Wednesday. It will take at least a couple of days for the city clerk to verify the signatures. more

Ketchikan women remember life in the 1950s

From left, Cathy Bellon, Ernestine Henderson, Kathy Bolling, Elinore Jaconsen and Alaire Stanton. Photo by Lois Munch

The pulp mill had just opened, Water Street was under construction, the hospital was still downtown, it rained a lot and high heels just didn’t do well on boardwalk. more

Regional tribes discuss Canada mine concerns

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Representatives from 11 Southeast Alaska Native tribes came together in Craig last week to talk about transboundary rivers, and the potential harm that Canadian mining projects could have on Alaska’s ecosystem. more