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City Council: Try again for ADA cab proposals

Welcome Arch Mission Downtown KetchikanThe Ketchikan City Council agreed Thursday to give local taxi companies another chance to submit proposals to operate wheelchair-accessible cabs. The Council also heard an update on Berth 3 repairs, and finalized a 5-percent sales tax on retail marijuana.

Dems: Murkowski sinks bill with riders

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (KRBD file photo)U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, through her assignment on the Appropriations Committee, is charged with writing a bill that funds the Interior Department and a wide swath of the federal government. The committee passed her bill today, but a Democratic leader says it’s unlikely to see the full Senate.

Hospital officials: Addition will improve care

HospitalHospital officials hope that the building’s new multi-million-dollar addition will help them attract good employees and keep them. And keeping those employees makes a difference to the service provided.

Alaska delegation works to delay Tongass change

Remains of a Tongass clear-cut and logging road north of Ketchikan. New growth in parts of the forest could be cut to jump-start a modern timber industry, a report says. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Congressman Don Young are working on separate bills to block a change in management of the Tongass National Forest.

Warm, wet weather leads to excess hydropower

birdThe organization that sells hydro-electric power to Ketchikan, Wrangell and Petersburg finds itself in an unusual situation this year – plenty of electricity to sell and a decreasing demand from customers.

City Council to discuss repairs to damaged dock

The cruise ship Infinity hit Ketchikan's Berth 3 dock June 3rd. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld)The Ketchikan City Council on Thursday will discuss plans to fix the city’s Berth 3, which was severely damaged on June 3rd when the cruise ship Infinity hit the downtown dock.

Three charged with felony drug possession

birdThree Ketchikan men were arrested Monday after local law enforcement allegedly found them in possession of an estimated $100,000 worth of methamphetamine.

Metlakatla artist takes top prize at SHI art show

David R. Boxley's painted drum, titled "Txaamsem." (SHI photo)David R. Boxley won Best of Show and Best of Formline for his painting on a deer-hide drum. Other Metlakatla and Ketchikan artists, adult and youth, won prizes in Sealaska Heritage Institute's juried art show.

Local UAS students make honors lists

University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus. (KRBD file photo)University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Campus has announced which students earned spots on the UAS Chancellor’s and Dean’s lists for the spring 2016 semester.

Swan Lake dam project starts this month

birdA multi-million dollar project to increase hydro-electric lake storage for three Southeast Alaska communities is under way this month. Southeast Alaska Power Agency Board members heard this month that the start of the project was threatened by high lake levels this spring.