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Motion to clarify borough doesn’t condone pot

(Creative Commons image)The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday will vote on a motion that would automatically add language to all votes related to state marijuana-license application reviews.

AMHT Deer Mountain logging vote delayed

A springtime view of Deer Mountain. (KRBD file photo by Leila Kheiry)Alaska Mental Health Trust’s board of trustees voted Thursday in Anchorage to reconsider an August decision to potentially move forward with logging Deer Mountain and a section of land above homes in Petersburg, and then the board delayed a final decision until the end of January.

Ferry system plans more fare hikes

Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal. (KRBD file photo)The Alaska Marine Highway System plans its next round of fare increases to start May 1. That’s when the new summer schedule begins.

Theft of marine electronics reported in Hydaburg

birdAlaska State Troopers are investigating a theft, reported Wednesday morning in Hydaburg.

Human rights exec wants to prevent discrimination

birdHarassment complaints in Alaska are on the rise, and the executive director of the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights said she expects that trend to continue, partly in light of the recent presidential elections.

Wood-energy grants again offered in Alaska

Andrew Haden of Wisewood, Inc., a Portland-based design firm, explains how the Ketchikan Airport's biomass boiler works. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)The U.S. Forest Service grants have helped design boilers and plan wood-pellet mills in Southeast and Interior Alaska communities.

No tax, utility increases in city’s 2017 draft budgets

Ketchikan's Welcome Arch on Mission Street. (KRBD file photo)The draft 2017 City of Ketchikan spending plan compiled by city managers totals about $64 million. Ketchikan Public Utilities’ draft spending plan totals nearly $50 million.

United Way of Southeast brings resources together

UnitedWaySEAKlogoUnited Way of Southeast Alaska is in the midst of its 2016 annual giving campaign. Representatives from the organization were at the Chamber of Commerce lunch in Ketchikan last week to speak about the campaign, and services provided by United Way.

Trustees to vote again on Deer Mountain plan

A springtime view of Deer Mountain. (KRBD file photo by Leila Kheiry)Alaska Mental HealthTrust Authority’s board of trustees meets this week, and will vote on a “reconsideration” of its August decision to move forward with logging parts of Deer Mountain in Ketchikan and a parcel in Petersburg that sits above homes.

Woman injured in DUI accident Friday

Alaska State Troopers station in Ketchikan. (KRBD file photo)A 23-year-old woman suffered minor injuries early Friday morning after she was reportedly pinned between two cars near Harriet Hunt Lake.