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AML, MAC and City Council all meet Thursday

Thursday is an extra-busy day for meetings in Ketchikan, with the Alaska Municipal League, the Ketchikan Marijuana Advisory Committee and the Ketchikan City Council all gathering at different times during the day.

3 charged with parole violations due to meth

Ketchikan's state courthouse in downtown.Three Ketchikan residents were charged this week with violating their paroles by allegedly owning or using methamphetamine or methamphetamine paraphernalia.

Shaw files for Ketchikan Borough Assembly

Borough SealA second candidate has filed to run for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly. Trevor Shaw, a current School Board member, turned in paperwork Wednesday for one of the two open seats.

Arts group wants to re-purpose old fire station

fire hallBuilt in 1943, the Main Street fire station has outlived its use as a fire hall. Now, though, a local nonprofit wants to re-purpose the historic building into a creative space for artists.

Davis files to run for Borough Assembly

The latest candidate to file for local office is Scott Davis. Davis turned in paperwork Tuesday to run for one of two three-year seats open on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly.

Borough-wide tobacco tax indefinitely postponed

tobacco smokeAssembly members voted 4-3 Monday to postpone. Three members consistently have opposed the borough-wide tobacco tax. Those three -- Glen Thompson, Mike Painter and Jim Van Horn -- were joined last night by Todd Phillips, who previously supported the tax.

Isom files for Council; Steele for School Board

Borough SealWith about a week left before the filing period closes, two candidates have thrown their names in for Ketchikan city and borough office Monday.

Calling complicated from Alaska jails

Ketchikan Correctional Center. (Alaska Department of Corrections photo)When someone gets arrested, often the first thing they’ll want to do is make a call. If it’s to a lawyer or legal aid, no problem. However, if it’s to friends, family or an employer, it’s more complicated.

Walker, Mallott want Peratrovich on $10 bill

Elizabeth Peratrovich, right, circa 1945. (Photo by William Paul Jr./Sealaska Heritage Institute Digital Collection)The Walker-Mallott administration has nominated Tlingit civil-rights leader Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich to be on the new $10 bill.

Assembly to consider tobacco tax options

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will take another look Monday at a proposed areawide tobacco tax.