The two candidates running for mayor of the City of Ketchikan attended a live on-air forum Thursday at KRBD. Incumbent Lew Williams III and challenger Ed Plute answered questions about current issues for about an hour.
A group that wants to create a new home-rule city from what’s now the North Tongass Service Area plans to have an official charter petition ready for signatures by mid-October at the earliest, but perhaps later in November.
The Ketchikan School Board Wednesday night approved sending a strongly worded to the Alaska Department of Administration.
Six of the nine candidates running for two seats on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly attended KRBD’s on-air candidate forum Tuesday.
Students and mariners will soon be able to get formal marine transportation education without leaving the state. The University of Alaska Board of Regents last week approved a new marine transportation degree program at the University of Alaska Southeast.
During its regular meeting Wednesday the Ketchikan School Board will consider signing a letter objecting to the Alaska Department of Administration’s proposed allocation of unfunded pension liabilities.
A former Olympic gold medalist in Women’s Rifle, Pitney said she expects to be a target -- for criticism – as she travels around the state providing information about Alaska’s budget crunch and the options for the state to overcome that crunch.
This year’s Alaska State Legislature had 17 female representatives and senators. According to the U.S. census, women make up 47.4% of the state population, but in the Legislature. they constituted 28%. Ketchikan High School senior Kiera O’Brien wrote about one of those women for the National Foundation for Women Legislators’ college scholarship, and was one of six winners selected from across the country.
Professor Ali Ziegler speaks about her Thursday presentation, “Common Misconceptions About Eender Differences and Sexuality.” ASKUAS
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly agreed Monday to adjust its loan agreement with OceansAlaska shellfish hatchery, advancing $50,000 from the 2017 allocation so that the facility can continue operations.