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Two applicants for open School Board seat

Two people, Conan Steele and Matthew Tibbles, submitted applications for the open seat on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School Board.

Borough asks high court to reconsider stay

Ketchikan's state courthouse in downtown.The Ketchikan Gateway Borough has filed a motion with the Alaska Supreme Court asking for reconsideration of the high court’s stay of the lower court’s ruling in the education funding lawsuit.

Full plate for City Council

Welcome Arch Mission Downtown KetchikanThe Ketchikan City Council has a packed agenda for Thursday’s meeting, with a hearing over First City Saloon’s package store liquor license, the issue of premium pay for employees filling in for department heads, a proposed excise tax for tobacco products, a couple of ordinances that would restrict hawking by downtown businesses; and a request for Council input on the state’s plan to discontinue detention services at the Ketchikan Regional Youth Center facility.

PeaceHealth’s mission in El Salvador

Catherine Jahn of PeaceHealth in Ketchikan speaks about her participation in a medical mission to El Salvador. PeaceHealthMissionmore

Prince Rupert pushes for ferry system help

Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain addresses the Southeast Conference Tuesday in Juneau. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Prince Rupert leaders are in Juneau this week to lobby for continued ferry connections with Southeast Alaska.

Ketchikan in the 1940s

From left are Merta Kiffer, Beth Antonsen, Margaret Antonsen, Delma Inman, Doug Vig, Joan Aegerter, Gail Alguire and moderator Alaire Stanton.Victory gardens, USO dances, air raid drills and blackouts, and the forced internment of Japanese and Aleut Alaskans. Those memories and more were discussed last week by a group of Ketchikan pioneers who lived in Alaska’s First City during the 1940s.

Landscape photography exhibit opens April 3rd

Photographer Jeremy Barry speaks about his work and upcoming exhibit at the Main Street Gallery. Barrymore

Assembly rejects Saxman rezone request

Saxman Totem Park and Clan House.The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly denied a rezone Monday that would have allowed some mobile buildings to be placed within the City of Saxman.

Ruling puts visa work program in question

landing-pageA recent U.S. District Court decision in Florida could have a negative effect on seasonal businesses in Alaska, including those in the tourism and fishing industries.

Photography exhibit opens April 3rd

Jeremy Barry speaks about his landscape photography show, “Through My Eyes,” opening April 3rd at the Main Street Gallery. Barrymore