U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan stopped in Ketchikan this week as part of his continuing campaign tour around the state.
There has been tension between the Kayhi football team and school administration since the beginning of the season, over the game schedule, over funding. Last Thursday, the tension came to head.
The local elections Canvass Board met Wednesday to count about 350 absentee and questioned ballots from Tuesday’s elections. Those ballots changed the results of a key race in Ketchikan.
The overall voter turnout on Tuesday was 23 percent. The precinct with the highest turnout was Ketchikan 2 at The Plaza, which saw a 27 percent turnout. The lightest voter turnout was at Ketchikan 1 at Schoenbar Middle School, which saw 19 percent.
The unofficial results, before absentee and questioned ballots are counted Wednesday afternoon, show David Landis leading with 1,259 votes.
Michelle O’Brien and Glenn Brown were elected to the Ketchikan School Board Tuesday.
Three familiar faces were elected to the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly Tuesday. Incumbents Mike Painter and Glen Thompson will return to their seats, and former Borough Assembly Member John Harrington will take the seat that Agnes Moran is vacating.
A controversial British Columbia mine northeast of Ketchikan has gained some key permits needed for construction.
Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly Member Glen Thompson has recanted some of the statements he made during Monday night’s discussion of adding a prayer to the regular meeting agenda.
An ordinance that would add a prayer to the regular Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meeting agenda passed in first reading Monday.