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Williams running for re-election as city mayor

City Mayor Lew Williams III speaks to the Chamber of Commerce.City of Ketchikan Mayor Lew Williams III filed Tuesday to run for his third term as mayor of Alaska’s First City.

Education funding lawsuit enters final stretch

gavelThe lawsuit has been ongoing for about a year and a half, and while borough officials are adamant that they’re in the right, questions from the public posted on social media and news websites indicate some doubt: What’s the point of this lawsuit? Why was it filed? Why did the borough win in Superior Court? And, how will public schools be funded if Ketchikan wins the Supreme Court appeal?

Metlakatla celebrates culture and founders

DSC_1247 On Friday the 7th of August, neighbors, family, friends and visitors gathered in Metlakatla to celebrate its founding in 1887 as a United States reserve. The holiday is a major event for the town, but hasn’t always been.

School Board to vote on wellness position

Lunch at Fawn Mountain during Parents Lunch Week, one of the events organized by the school district Wellness Director, a position funded by the DHSS Obesity Prevention Grant.The wellness coordinator focuses on obesity prevention through healthy food choices and increased opportunities for activity. It would cost the district about $56,000.

Cruise lines hit with air-emissions violations

Smoke pours out of the smokestack of the Carnival Spirit as it fires up its engines. (Courtesy Ground Truth Trekking)Seven major cruise lines face penalties for polluting the air while sailing Alaska waters. The state has issued 18 notices of violation involving 48 instances.

Local man dies from early-morning stabbing

A 33-year-old Ketchikan man died Monday after he was stabbed early Monday morning at a home on Park Avenue.

Senator Murkowski visits Ketchikan

photo (10)Senator Lisa Murkowski was in Ketchikan this last weekend, and stopped by KRBD's studio to talk about big local and national issues including Planned Parenthood, Environmental Protection Agency regulations, and mining in British Columbia.

Lybrand files for Ketchikan City Council

CityofKetchikanGeorge Lybrand is the latest candidate to file for a seat on the Ketchikan City Council. He turned in his paperwork Monday morning for the one-year seat open this election.

Southeast Conference updating plan

birdSoutheast Conference’s five-year Economic Development Strategy is being revised. The entity is the State of Alaska’s economic development organization for Southeast Alaska.

Stedman predicts growth for Ketchikan

Senator Bert StedmanSenator Bert Stedman says Ketchikan is poised for economic development and seems confident both the economy and population will grow over the next decade.