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Tribal groups disagree about BC mine projects

The Nisga'a Lisims Government Building is the home of the Canadian First Nation's government. Leaders say their environmental concerns have been answered by the developer of the KSM Mine. (Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News)Some Alaska tribal organizations say Aug. 4’s dam break at a British Columbia mine shows what could happen at proposed near-border mines. But some B.C. tribal governments strongly support development.

Murkowski talks mining, oil taxes, Begich ads

MurkowskiSen. Lisa Murkowski visited Ketchikan on Friday, part of her summer recess tour around the state.

Plute, Kiffer, Painter file for local office

Competition for Ketchikan City Council seats heated up last week as two more candidates filed for election, and a seasoned assembly member puts in his name for a fourth term.

Sunday’s Klawock boil-water notice canceled

Heavy rain over the weekend led to a boil-water notice on Sunday for residents of Klawock. The Prince of Wales Island community was able to get its water disinfection back to acceptable levels, though, and the notice was canceled Monday morning.

Container Gardening

container-gardenAlethea Johnson shares some of her tips on container gardening during a call-in show.

Metlakatla celebrates Founders’ Day

10Metlakatla residents celebrated their town’s 127th birthday on Thursday with the annual Founders’ Day festivities.

Police shoot, kill problem bear in Carlanna area

Ketchikan Police shot and killed a black bear at the 200 block of Carlanna Lake Road Friday morning.

Byron Mallot wants more ‘Alaska voice’ in Alaska

Byron Mallott spoke at a breakfast held by District 36 Democrats at the Ketchikan Yacht Club.Democratic candidate for Governor Byron Mallott says he wants to see more citizen involvement in the state government's decision-making process.

Early tests show B.C. tailings spill water ‘safe’

Muddy water from the breached Mount Polley Mine tailings pond dam floods a downstream creek and road Monday. (Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre photo)The British Columbia Environment Ministry says water that poured out of a massive mine-tailings pond Aug. 4 appears to be safe

City to talk with PAC about access, parking

The recently painted Ketchikan Performing Arts Center building on Main Street. (Used with permission from PAC.)Following about an hour of public comment on the topic Thursday, the Ketchikan City Council directed management to talk with various interested parties to find a solution to the Performing Arts Center’s desire for a fully accessible entrance.