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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

What goes into Ketchikan school lunches?

First and second graders at Tongass school enjoyed the enchiladas and veggies.

Some of parents who have tried the school lunches said they wondered where the meals are prepared and how that affects the food’s freshness. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into Ketchikan school lunches. more

Rainforest Rollergirls skate to second bout

Lyrissa Hammer and Tara Miller at a recent Rollergirls practice.

The Ketchikan Rainforest Rollergirls, like other derby teams in Southeast Alaska, have been building their team’s size and strength for about a year and half. On Sunday, they have their second local bout. more

Senators: NOAA trip to China productive, positive


A March 21 trip to China resulted in potentially positive news for Southeast Alaska’s geoduck clam fishery. During that trip, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials met with counterparts in Beijing, and talked about toxin testing methods. more

New SEACC director targets transboundary mines

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An environmental activist from Oregon is the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council’s new executive director. more

School Board expresses frustration over borough funding

The School Board at a recent meeting.

The Ketchikan School Board talked funding at its meeting Wednesday night. The Board is about a month away from handing off next school year’s budget to the Borough Assembly for approval. more

Bullock family in Kodiak for 1964 earthquake

Kodiak is seen after the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. (NOAA photo)

Susan Bullock, now Susan Stone, was just 9 years old when the earthquake hit. She lived in Kodiak with the rest of the Bullock family. They’d moved there two years earlier when her father, the Rev. Don Bullock, became the community’s Episcopal minister. more

Tom Fowler remembers the 1964 earthquake

Alaska Earthquake Information Center photo

Tom Fowler was only 4 years old when the Good Friday Earthquake hit, but he remembers the event, and even what he was reading at the time. more

POW Hwy. 43 construction project to resume


The 11 miles of road between Deweyville Trailhead and Neck Lake Road will be rebuilt, widened and paved. The project is expected to be done this fall. more

ShakeOut drill set for ’64 earthquake anniversary

A statewide earthquake drill and tsunami warning will take place on Thursday; and Ketchikan officials have planned an emergency response drill for Friday. more