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Community Connections’ services

Bess Clark, Mike Kinerk, Adrienne O’Brien and Amber Machado speak about the various social services offered for infants to senior citizens and those with developmental disabilities. CommConnmore

Walker, Mallott want Peratrovich on $10 bill

Elizabeth Peratrovich, right, circa 1945. (Photo by William Paul Jr./Sealaska Heritage Institute Digital Collection)The Walker-Mallott administration has nominated Tlingit civil-rights leader Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich to be on the new $10 bill.

Assembly to consider tobacco tax options

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will take another look Monday at a proposed areawide tobacco tax.

KIC hosts Native culture week for youth

KIC Culture Camp participants sing a traditional song. (Photo by Madelyn Beck)This week, Ketchikan Indian Community put on a day camp for kids to teach them Native culture through stories, songs, crafts and even foraging tips.

Southeast residents want headlight rule reversed

HeadlightsAbout a year ago, the Alaska Department of Transportation initiated a new regulation, requiring drivers to keep their headlights on at all times when traveling on certain roads in Southeast. The change was a surprise to some residents of the region, including state Sen. Bert Stedman, who has since drafted a bill to reverse that administrative rule.

School District to continue tuberculosis testing

WhiteCliffThe Ketchikan School Board decided Wednesday to continue to require a tuberculosis skin test for all new students, rather than participate in a state pilot program that would reduce the number of tests administered.

Junior League state champs welcomed home

0811151609dThe Ketchikan Junior League Baseball team, this year’s state champions, returned home Tuesday with a few new stories and a state title.

Williams running for re-election as city mayor

City Mayor Lew Williams III speaks to the Chamber of Commerce.City of Ketchikan Mayor Lew Williams III filed Tuesday to run for his third term as mayor of Alaska’s First City.

Workshop focuses on turning ideas into actions

JohnGraham2Author, adventurer and speaker John Graham will lead a workshop on how to transform ideas into action.

Education funding lawsuit enters final stretch

gavelThe lawsuit has been ongoing for about a year and a half, and while borough officials are adamant that they’re in the right, questions from the public posted on social media and news websites indicate some doubt: What’s the point of this lawsuit? Why was it filed? Why did the borough win in Superior Court? And, how will public schools be funded if Ketchikan wins the Supreme Court appeal?